Homer Opinion

  • Recently I was interviewed by Homer News concerning the Asaiah  sculpture debate. As one of a small group of friends who cared for Asaiah’s body, interred him and was privy to his last wishes, I thought it was important to repeat what I was told by him at the end of his life and was not just ...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:09am
  • The Board of Fisheries has been meeting in Anchorage recently with their focus on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries management.  I was there for most of it, as I have been for nearly 40 years. Remember long ago when the Marlboro man advertised the benefits of smoking?  Many of you are too young f...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:07am
  • Thank you, Bill Choate, for your poignant reality check as to the true legacy of the WKFL community. I have personally stepped back to check how rosy my lenses may be with regard to the history involved. For you, I hope that the  process of  shining light on  the full  story adds...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:05am
  • I recently became aware of the debate over the application for conditional use permit to allow “Smallpond Childcare” to build a business in the residential subdivision of Noview. I have owned property in this subdivision for a number of years, and I am also opposed to the application by Smallpon...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:05am
  • The Homer Advisory Planning Commission voted against the conditional use permit to build a childcare facility at 560 Noview. I, like everyone else, feel childcare is important. I feel my neighbors and I are important in the community also. I would like it to be noticed that the plan was for a childc...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:04am
  • Some say that memories from youth (are) the brightest one. I spent the summer of 1995 in Homer. Now I’m 40, happily married with two boys and I believe that everything in my life has gone so well. But yesterday I suddenly stumbled over one image from Google Earth: Misty Skyline Drive. Just like in...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:04am
  • It is difficult to write without some degree of sarcasm regarding the  Planning Commission’s recent decision to decline the Smallpond application for a conditional use permit on Noview. The central concern seems to be that the neighborhood quality of life will be negatively impacted by noisy ...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:03am
  • I so very much want to thank Billy Choate for baring his life to us about his experiences with the cult of WKFL. I don’t know Billy, but I so appreciate his open heart.  I know being this open comes with a certain amount of pain.   ...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:02am
  • Very courageous and insightful Point of View by Billy Choate, last week, regarding Brother Asaiah’s close association with the WKFL “cult.” I don’t question the cult concept wherein a “super-predator” such as Krishna Venta, akin to David Koresh of the Waco Branch Dividian cult, assumed s...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:02am
  • Thank you, Bill Choate, for setting the record straight regarding the Barefoot Cult, WKFL. We also grew up in Homer and agree with your Point of View. We were  sorry to read what happened to you. Nan Rehder Porter Larry Martin...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:01am

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