Homer Opinion

  • The Senate Resources Committee is holding hearings this week on House Bill 77.  HB 77 is Gov. Sean Parnell’s grab bag of anti-salmon, anti-democracy rollbacks that grants new super powers to our state government while stripping away our rights as Alaskans to protect our fish and game resource...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 1:49pm
  • As one of the original Homer community members who worked to have Kachemak Bay selected as the first National Estuarine Research Reserve in the state of Alaska, I strongly urge the Legislature to reinstate the $175,000 in funding that was deleted from the budget for the Kachemak Bay National Estuari...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 1:48pm
  • Driving down Bartlett, my mind burning up over family issues like an engine on overdrive, I caught motion to the left. Two young men wearing tan camouflage with those rubber strap-like things on their chins (I don’t know military garb very well) walked along the large structure that is part of the...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 1:45pm
  • I would like to thank the 30 unselfish people who saved my life during Jan. 31-Feb. 2: my wife who called 911, my Homer doctor, Ninilchik ambulance, South Peninsula Hospital, the Homer ambulance, the pilot and co-pilot of the medevac jet, the Anchorage ambulance and Providence Hospital. If you need ...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 1:45pm
  • Homer Animal Friends’ first ever Trivia Night/Silent Auction is now history. Fourteen teams competed in five categories of questions. The attendees seemed to really enjoy themselves based off the groans and cheers as answers were read.  ...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 1:44pm
  • Recently the village schools of Nanwalek and Port Graham were pleased to host the “Blues in the Schools” program sponsored by the Homer Council of the Arts.  We would like to personally thank Gail Edgerly for her outstanding work setting up this program and overcoming the logistical hurdles...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 1:44pm
  • A sincere thank you goes to the Homer Foundation, and specifically the Ashley J. Logan Fund, from Kachemak Ski Club. Despite the lack of snow this year, we are optimistic, and working on improvements, including development of a new website. And with your help, we are now on the way to promoting the ...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 1:43pm
  • Last week’s picture of the old Bishops Beach Skyview Theatre triggered an ancient memory for me wherein four or five of our family attended a showing there, probably in 1955, of the “Creature from the Black Lagoon.”  It was a long time ago, but I recall a bare Quonset building with perhap...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 1:43pm
  • I have to admit I wasted some time this winter. Last month, for example, I wasted two weeks at a meeting where the two critical decisions made could have been made in two hours. The Anchorage Board of Salmon Re-Allocation chopped setnets to 29 meshes. Driftnetters are now restricted to skinny corrid...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 1:43pm
  • Budget cuts recently requested by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will close the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. Of course that’s not the way ADF&G would prefer to say it, but that’s the reality....

    Thu, 03/06/2014 - 11:41am

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