Homer Opinion

  • On solstice Saturday, a few hundred people came together in Ulmer’s parking lot to celebrate the longest day of the year in a new,  very Homeresque way. They raced beds while wearing pajamas and voted for the “awesome-est cosmic rides” as around the venue local nonprofits hosted pillow fi...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:39pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College would like to extend its sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the following individuals, agencies and businesses whose generous grants, donations and in-kind support made the 13th annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference possible and such a trem...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:38pm
  • How utterly discouraging: Our garden has been robbed again. A few weeks back the president of Homer Emblem Club wrote to tell the community that plants had been removed twice from our garden at the top of the hill lookout area, and to ask for  help in keeping an eye out. We did receive several ...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:36pm
  • Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the monthly “Pay It Forward” column, the Homer News is printing a list of needs provided by some of Homer’s nonprofits. The Kenai Peninsula Fair is looking for old tires to turn into flower beds, volunteer...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:34pm
  • Who mentored you? It’s a question that I ask new “Big” volunteers when I interview them at Big Brothers Big Sisters. The answers are fascinating and widely varied: parents, relatives, teachers, coaches, scout leaders, family friends, neighbors, older siblings, friends both young and old, spous...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:32pm
  • An open letter to all Homer City Council members, Mayor Beth Wythe and City Manager Walt Wrede: The city plans to assess $3,283.30 to each lot owner as part of a special natural gas assessment. Apartment complexes will be assessed one $3,283.30 payment, no matter how many apartment ...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:28pm
  • 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 - 4:25pm
  • 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 - 4:19pm
  • “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 - 4:15pm
  • 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 - 4:13pm

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