Homer Opinion

  • As a longtime Alaska resident and lover of all things salmon I am compelled to speak up and step up. ...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:54pm
  • The recent efforts by the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance Inc. to push for a ballot initiative that would effectively eliminate set gillnetting from Cook Inlet are deeply concerning to me.  As a person engaged in Cook Inlet fisheries, I recognize and respect the contributions of my fello...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:53pm
  • For some longtime Homer residents, the current discussion on whether Homer should change from a first-class to a home-rule city might seem like déjà vu all over again, as Yogi Berra would say. Homer was just 11 years old as an incorporated city when residents had their first discussion of the issu...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 5:53pm
  • Those of us born before the Kennedy administration do not consider 50 years monumental. The half-century between 1963 and 2013 seems to have passed in the blink of an eye. We half-centurions remember favorite songs like “Surfin’ USA,” “Blue Velvet,” “Puff, the Magic Dragon” and “Days...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:18am
  • Protecting Alaskans and their wildlife resources is the mission of the Alaska Wildlife Troopers. This mission is executed fairly and equally with no discrimination to any group. I wish to respond to the letter to the editor signed by Fred Basargin, Dennis Basargin and others alleging “not all fish...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:15am
  • It’s amazing what a difference a few decades make. In the 1970s Homer considered becoming a home rule city. A charter commission was elected, a home rule charter was drafted and presented to the voters. ...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:14am
  • To the numerous friends (too many to name) responsible for awarding us the sweet vacation, I wish to say thank you. It was what we have needed, and, we were able to bring our granddaughter Jenna (Popi) along with us. Needless to say, it was all fabulous. The first stop was Arizona to see our son and...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:11am
  • Last week I wrote to thank the Homer Senior Citizens Inc. for providing fitness classes for members and the community: Zumba Gold (Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.), Strong Women (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m.), and T’ai Chi (Thursdays at 3 p.m.). ...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:11am
  • On Sunday, Oct. 27, several dozen competitors braved the wind and rain to compete in the Halloween Hustle. A medley of running and biking races, the Hustle — jointly hosted by the Kachemak Bay Running Club and the Homer  Cycling Club — was a celebration of the future of trails in the Homer ...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:11am
  • Now that winter has arrived, it is time to turn our thoughts to the coming holidays and we wanted to drop a quick note asking everyone to keep Share the Spirit in your thoughts, when planning for the holidays. ...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:10am

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