Homer Opinion

  • We don’t have to wait until ‘some day’ to end violence in community What does it take to change the culture? When you think about it, not much. In one lifetime, a person is likely to see lots of culture shifts. We change our music, o...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:27pm
  • It is part of what makes our state and community distinctive: Alaska’s wild salmon runs.  They differentiate us from almost all other coastal regions in the world. Fishing is part of our heritage, whether sport, commercial, subsistence or personal use. ...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:45pm
  • Last week, the Parnell Administration ruled a wild salmon stream in Cook Inlet was “suitable” for large-scale coal strip mining. You read that right. In response to a petition from local Alaskans looking to protect salmon habitat from the proposed Chuitna coal strip mine, the Parnell Administrat...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:44pm
  • A keystone in architectural terms is the very last piece put in place by the mason at the apex of an arch. It is the last stone and the most important.  Without the keystone the arch wouldn’t stand at all; and yet the keystone experiences the least amount of pressure due to its location....

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:43pm
  • For the past 20-plus years the Homer Foundation has managed the Jessica Stevens Memorial Fund with care and sensitivity. This has resulted in giving many Homer area youth opportunities to participate and learn in the area of the performing arts, opportunities that they might not have had otherwise....

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:42pm
  • The culmination of the 2013 Summer @ HPL Reading Program happened recently. Hundreds of children, teens and adults took part in this summer’s myriad programs. This year, we really focused on developing consistently fun and educational programs at the library that inspired kids to create as well as...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:42pm
  • Hospice of Homer held its fourth annual Holes “Fore” Hospice golf tournament, at the Shoreline Golf Course in Homer, on June 15. The tournament was a great success. A heart-centered thank you to the many community members and businesses that made the event fun-filled for the golfers and a reward...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:41pm
  • I would like to thank the Friends of the Homer Public Library for the scholarship that allowed me to attend the Kachemak Bay Writer’s Conference this year. The conference was a great mix of presentations by preeminent writers, classes by master teachers, and mingling with conference participants w...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:41pm
  • July is a crazy time for Alaskans. We are harvesting madly, working long hours, trying to seize every minute of golden sunshine. Restaurants are overflowing with foodies. Bikers and pedestrians are roaming the streets and parks. After a bitterly long winter, big sunny days have rekindled our deep lo...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:41pm
  • I want to publicly thank General Buckner American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16 in Homer for the Children of Warriors National President’s Scholarship and the American Legion Department of Alaska for the Aggie Parks Scholarship “Empowering Women, Inspiring Communities.” These scholarships will help...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 6:40pm

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