Homer Opinion

  • Don’t take it personally? That’s usually good advice, but today we urge the opposite reaction to all government bodies operating in the shadows, purposely avoiding public scrutiny and genuine transparency. In other words, take closed government personally. Please! • Take it personally when a r...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:47am
  • The Kachemak Swim Club thanks our swimmers, their families and friends, and the generous community members who donated at Safeway and Save U More for making our 2015 AquaThon a success.  Sixty-one athletes ages 6-16 swam a combined total of 126 miles in 2 hours to fundraise for pool rental fees...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:43am
  • As the number of sea otters in Kachemak Bay increases, so does the potential for you to come across them on the beach. Sea otters have powerful jaws and sharp claws and can weigh over 100 pounds. A young, healthy otter that feels threatened will defend itself and can cause serious injury to you or y...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:42am
  • For almost two years, Homer condo owners have listened to the city tell us we were wrong when we protested the way condos were being assessed for the new natural gas distribution line. Nothing we showed them or told them was heard.  So, one owner took his case to court and a year ago last Janua...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:42am
  • The view out East End Road is one of the most spectacular Homer has to offer. It has changed over the decades as the dense forests succumbed to spruce bark beetles and more roads and homes have been built, but it is still a beautiful drive.   Unfortunately, at the McNeil Canyon Transfer Site, t...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:01pm
  • I write on March 16, 2015, 20 days since Alaska’s prohibition ended. As a Christian I am pondering biblical references to cannabis and persecution. After a persecution ends, a nation asks: What happened? Was I complicit? Did I cause harm? Was I harmed?...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:00pm
  • The city has cut down my trees. I hope they are happy.   Kim Koppen ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:00pm
  • Groovy job, council and mayor. I just gotta agree with you: Eloquence should definitely be the No. 1 priority when considering the selection of a new city manager. John Chapple ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:59pm
  • Alaska boasts a proud constitution that requires current and future generations to reap the maximum benefit from our oil and gas wealth. Yet today, we are literally giving away our oil and gas to the richest corporations on the planet due to various tax credits and incentives.  So now, as our s...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:58pm
  • Nearly a half-century ago, a group of people living in this small town at the end of the road organized Homer Council on the Arts. They were on a mission — to provide opportunities for everyone in the community to experience and participate in the arts. They saw the arts in a host of forms — sin...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:57pm

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