Homer Opinion

  • I first began commercial fishing for halibut along the Aleutian Chain and Bering Sea in 2002. The Aleutian Islands are an incredibly wild and beautiful place to make a living.  The halibut we often saw were averaging 100 pounds and we had several trips of 30,000 to 40,000 pounds caught in just ...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:40am
  • I find it odd that Gov. Bill Walker is so willing to deplete our state savings when he himself has stated “for the first time in state history, we are making less than zero from a tax meant to compensate Alaska” and “giving away more in tax breaks than we collect is irresponsible, and it’s u...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:40am
  • Loved the 50th Anniversary issue of the Homer News. What a huge job, to go through all the old papers and print that wonderful history. It was a book. It was fantastic....

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:39am
  • Dear Alaskans and Beyond,...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:38am
  • KBBI’s annual outdoor music festival Concert on the Lawn (COTL) turned 35 this past summer. The concert began as a one day thank you event to Homer following KBBI’s annual summer membership drive. A couple of flatbed trailers off Main Street, some microphones and speakers, Gary Thomas’ spaghet...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:35am
  • Truth: We owe it to each other The truth to every lie will always come to light no matter how long it takes. I found, in my youth, that it became embarrassing to admit to the stories I would tell. Realizing this, it became apparent that the truth was something that could not be deni...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:34am
  • This letter to editor is to say goodbye to Misty my companion animal for the last 12 years. She had helped me cope with anxiety disorder along with other health issues since moving to Homer almost 10 years ago. She used to visit Bishop’s Beach regularly up until the last couple of years. Recently ...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:33am
  • We are frequent visitors to your beautiful city summer and winter. Over the years a growing problem has become more and more evident. We love to walk the beaches, especially Bishop’s Beach. However, this has been a less than enjoyable adventure recently because of the number of unleashed dogs romp...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:31am
  • Imagine your family’s biggest source of income plummeting by 80 percent in one year.  At today’s oil prices, that’s Alaska’s situation. The state’s oil and gas production tax is expected to bring the state $524 million in the current fiscal year, a shocking drop from the $2.6 billion ...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:51am
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships) is a local process that aims to use and build upon our strengths to improve our individual, family and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, educationa...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:06pm

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