Homer Opinion

  • I was one of the biggest (and most vocal) opponents of the push for a home-rule charter in the 1970s. My mind hasn’t changed in the ensuing 35 years.  The current problems being experienced in Homer are from too much government power — home-rule would give the city even more power. Why in t...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:28pm
  • I was pleased to note that Paul Eneboe, in his historical account of the attempt to create home rule government in Homer (Point of View, Homer News, Nov. 14, 2013) got it exactly right: There was no valid argument for home rule  in Homer in 1975. Less so when the members of the Homer Charter Co...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:27pm
  • I grew up in a family where a version of Thanksgiving was celebrated almost 365 days a year. Really. Family around the table? It was our tradition to gather for the evening meal — supper, we called it — every weekday evening at 6 p.m. On Sundays, it was right after church. Oh, and on Saturd...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:27pm
  • Homer has played an important role in Alaska’s environmental history because we have long believed that we can “think globally while acting locally.” Indeed as the world gets still smaller, we realize that most of what we learned about ourselves and the world was learned in the last decade. Ne...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:52am
  • How hauntingly beautiful and poignant were Tom Irons’ words in last week’s Point of View; how they really brought home those stunning, cold-cruel days of November 1963, especially set against the Blanchester, Ohio paper’s announcement of his departure along with two of his classmates to view P...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:38am
  • I would like to voice an opinion of and express my gratitude to a lady who performs a great service to Homer. I am referring to Susan Bunting. She is the audiologist who operates the speech and hearing clinic known as Hear Say, located on East End Road....

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:37am
  • Corporations are not people. Money is not free speech, and fascists are not conservatives. For more than 30 years the United States has been subjected to the Bush-Reagan hard-core fascist criminal, secret police state plutocracy. Alaska voted for hard-core fascists Don Young, Frank Murkowski and the...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:36am
  • 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. Plan to volunteer on Spaghetti Feed Day Dec. 10 or on Basket Packing Day Dec. 20. When pla...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:35am
  • Pier One Youth/Teen Theatre is proud to acknowledge a most generous grant from the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown and Rotary District 5010. The funds specifically supported our tuition assistance program, which is designed to fulfill our objective that no student should be denied the  opportunit...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:35am
  • It was sincerely our pleasure at Razdolna School to participate in Bunnell Street Arts Center’s Artist in the Schools program Oct. 21 through Nov. 1. Art Koeninger, metalsmith, worked with our sixth- through twelfth-graders to help them create beautiful pieces of art using nickel, brass, copper an...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:35am

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