Homer Opinion

  • Halloween is approaching and soon more than 500 robots, knights, witches, wonderwomen, princesses, pirates, goblins, ghosts, aliens and angels will come to our Bayview-Mountainview neighborhood to trick-or-treat in one of Homer’s most cherished annual traditions. But so, too, comes an increasing a...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:41am
  • I was recently criticized in cyber-space. Here’s what was posted: “Surprised that the News published this snarky letter, which obviously was aimed at one person with whom the writer has a political disagreement with.” They went on to ask what a “natural born” anthropologist was. Here’s w...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:39am
  • We, as a group of Bristol Bay drift fishermen, are deeply concerned about the actions of the Alaska State Troopers and their approach of targeting us, so-called “Russian” fishermen.  This salmon season, around July 2013, it has become increasingly obvious to us of the unfair treatment of ou...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:39am
  • Imagine two well established packs of dogs (say pack R and pack D), roaming  the streets. As territorial critters are wont to do, they pee on walls and prominent objects in order to mark the borders of their respective homelands.   In the areas of their territory which are disputed, one fi...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:37am
  • “The right of the people freely to assemble” is enshrined in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution:  “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the r...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:36am
  • What’s the proper relationship between the private and public sectors? Recent government actions have prompted us to consider that question anew. The seeming unwillingness of the Homer City Council to provide relief for the estate of late council member Dennis Novak, whose Bay View Inn lost its pe...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:35am
  • As was the case for so many of us, I came to Homer on a whim, and stayed. That summer of 1992, it was a tenting-in-the-rain routine on Ohlson Mountain. All the years since have been equally engaging; nothing to disappoint.  My gratitude goes wholeheartedly to the countless, magnificent friends,...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:20am
  • Bay View Inn, a true part of Homer’s history in this beautiful place we call the Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea, is being eradicated by city of Homer officials. These officials want to get rid of places like the Bay View Inn. They call it “non-conforming.” It just doesn’t fit in their plans. ...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:18am
  • When will Alaska be rid of its seriously conflicted lieutenant governor? How much longer will Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell abuse his position and continue to pocket his $115,000 salary while he travels nonstop to campaign fundraisers Outside and neglects his duties?  How long will Alaska’s leaders...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:14am
  • From all of the Flex students and staff, we give a sincere thank-you to the Homer Theatre for inviting us to watch the Documentary Film Festival free of charge. Many of the students are truly grateful because they felt that by watching the films they were shown very inspirational stories and eye-ope...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:14am

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