Homer Opinion

  • Regarding the natural gas line assessments, this January, Superior Court Judge Huguelet stated: “The city’s assessment with respect to condominium owners is  arbitrary and unreasonable.” He ordered the city of Homer to correct Ordinance 13-02. Everyone thought the legal battle was over. H...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:25pm
  • As every business person knows, Alaska can be a tough place to do business. Much of what makes it such a challenge here is out of our control: high costs, distant markets, harsh weather, small workforce. What we can control is how we treat our businesses — and that’s why it’s so important to v...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:19pm
  • “To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.”  — Edmund Burke, 18th century British statesman and writer, who was born in Ireland...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:15pm
  • Why I am against SB 21 and believe we need to repeal the “giveaway” this August 19th: I am from and therefore of Alaska. What I know about life, the world and living has been acquired while existing almost exclusively in Alaska. In other words, Alaska has shaped me and as I grow into stages of a...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:13pm
  • On behalf of the Kenai Peninsula United Way I would like to thank all those who helped with our Allocations Process. We were honored to have a total of 20 citizens to form the allocations committee this year. Some of you came from Homer and Seward and we appreciate the time it took away from your ev...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:10pm
  • On June 11, 2014, 37 U.S. senators, all Republicans, blocked passage of the brilliant Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. This bill would have allowed existing student loan borrowers the chance to refinance their debt at current lower interest...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:10pm
  • Dear Homer, Please consider this your invitation to be part of a new and fun community event. There’ll be vendors, fundraisers, food stands, crazy games, and at the center of it, Homer’s first ever bed races, plus an assortment of crazy “Cosmic Rides” spaced around for you to vote for. Be at...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:09pm
  • “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” ...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:08pm
  • It is with sadness that I witness the awe and ado directed at the new Kachemak Bay “water trail.” Why, how did we ever do without it? ...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:08pm
  • 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

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