Homer Opinion

  • Crude oil tankers and non crude fuel barges transit Cook Inlet all year round, and no one is prepared for a “worse case” scenario oil spill in Cook Inlet. Subsequent to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, laws have been written, organizations created, and 25 years worth of meetings and stacks of pa...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:38pm
  • The Passing Seasons The thawing earth, the smell of rain, A hint of green, a bird’s refrain Tiny buds, and early blooms, These tell us that it’s Spring that looms. The beaming sun, the rustling leaves, A riot of flowers, grass waves in the breeze, Birds feeding their young, the air filled with...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:36pm
  • I’m Lindianne Sarno, and I’m bicycling for mayor. In the next few weeks you’ll be able to to read my answers to tough questions posed by Homer’s journalists. Today I simply want to tell you why I love Homer.  I have lived 4.5 years on Kachemak Bay. This will always be my watershed, my p...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:35pm
  • According to the Begich campaign, among Dan Sullivan’s greatest sins is that he isn’t from Alaska. Since when do you have to be born in Alaska to hold a public office?  How long did Hillary Clinton live in New York before her  election to the U.S. Senate for that state? But I digress. ...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:32pm
  • In a recent TV ad, Dan Sullivan shamelessly tries to claim to have helped teachers by saving their retirement system. This is a huge stretch. He did nothing to help teachers individually. Not one teacher retirement check changed as a result of Dan Sullivan’s actions. His absurdly low settlement in...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:30pm
  • On behalf of my mom, Pamela Lott, I would just like to say thank you to all  the EMTs, Trooper Probst, that came to help on that sad day. Thank you to Dr....

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:29pm
  • The Friends of the Homer Public Library sincerely regrets the loss of one of our board members, Frank Vondersaar.  Frank was a man of deeply held political convictions, which he often expressed in letters to this newspaper. But those of us involved with the library saw a softer side. He was a k...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:28pm
  • As I follow the media coverage of the proposed U.S. intervention in the Middle East, I can’t help but remember back to the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. At this time, debate filled the news — should we or should we not invade Iraq? Is this right or wrong?...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:26pm
  • I haven’t smoked marijuana in a long time. When someone passes me a pipe, I decline and say, I’ve already smoked my share. Even so, I support the legalization of pot.I do enjoy a craft beer, a glass of wine, an occasional brandy, or my summertime gin and tonic. It’s a good thing, most will agr...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:25pm
  • I don’t believe many people realize that the city is proposing to allow helicopter facilities in the commercial lands along Kachemak Drive, in the Marine Industrial land out on the Spit, and in the Bridge Creek Watershed Protection District....

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 5:24pm

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