Homer Opinion

  • I would like to thank area fire departments for their quick and professional response to the house fire on Rainbow Court. They are amazing, dedicated volunteers who do a dangerous, difficult job, and I cannot express our gratitude sufficiently. Sadly, our neighbor lost his life in the fire. ...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:06pm
  • Not only does summer in Alaska go by at lightning speed, but with most Alaskans trying to cram a year’s worth of work and outdoor fun into 15 weeks, give or take a week or two, it’s understandable if things get dropped or forgotten. Here’s one thing all Alaskans need to put on their list as to...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:06pm
  • A “big” thank you to the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee and the Sheldon Youth to Youth fund for their donation to Best Beginnings Homer-Playspaces Work Group and our Bayview Park improvments. ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:46pm
  • I was very happy to learn that I was a recipient of the following scholarships: Homer No. 2127 and State Elks Clubs, Homer Emblem Club No. 350, Peninsula Oilers Booster Club, Vickey J. Hodnik, Alaska State Employees Association, Conoco Phillips, Alaska State and Supreme Emblem Clubs, and HEA. ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:46pm
  • A perfect culmination of a year brimming with creative placemaking efforts, more than 200 guests and volunteers took part in Old Town’s biggest placemaking experiment yet: Dinner in the Street....

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:46pm
  • As we enter into a contentious political season, campaign advertising will do its best to be persistent and persuasive. It will be difficult to determine the truth in matters that are important to us. ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:40pm
  • With our massive land endowment and bragging rights as the largest state in the nation, it’s easy to lose sight of an important fact — Alaska is a maritime state....

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:38pm
  • A nonpartisan group of Homer people have organized a “March for Alaska” event on Saturday, June 14. Our group is concerned about recent changes to oil taxation in Alaska as enacted by Senate Bill 21. We believe that the former tax structure of ACES provides more fairness to Alaskans....

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:37pm
  • State Parks are very important for the collective well being of those who live here. Kachemak Bay State Park is no exception, indeed our local State Park is a crown jewel. With its 80 miles of trails, and coves and bays for great kayaking opportunities Kachemak Bay State Park offers both accessibili...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:36pm
  • I want to thank the Tin Roof Fund and the Homer Foundation for awarding me  the Beluga Tails Nonfiction scholarship for the 2014 school year. Even though I have not yet set a foot inside of Bard College, my friends, my family members, and members of our community have been asking me what I inte...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:36pm

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