Homer Opinion

  • The Homer City Council needs to come up with a new song and dance. While it may be hard for some of them to believe, residents are tired of hearing the same old refrain, which is always a version of: “If you want ____________ (fill in the blank with what’s on your wish list for the city to accom...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:35pm
  • The Parnell administration remains committed to growing opportunity for Alaskans. As we look ahead to 2014, our economists forecast Alaska adding 1,500 jobs — 2,400 new private sector jobs, diminished some by a decline of 900 government jobs....

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 12:49pm
  • “There is no respect in which inhabitants of a low-income neighborhood are so disadvantaged as in the kind of schooling they can get for their children.”  — Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman  ...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:56am
  • Middle school is no picnic. Between a larger school, harder classes, puberty and peer pressure, I’m amazed I survived. When I think back on it now, I realize one of the things that helped me stay afloat was my band teacher, Mr. Peterson. ...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:40am
  • We would like to take this opportunity to bring attention to  a local establishment that is dear to many hearts in Homer. On Dec. 21, we were married here in Homer and decided upon Salty Dawg as our place of reception.  ...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:39am
  • A huge thank you to the community of Homer for their participation in the Second Annual Santa Fly-In on Ohlson Mountain this past Dec. 21.  We truly enjoyed seeing all the children’s sparkling eyes as Santa flew in and joined all the hugs, smiles and many wishful requests for his busy week th...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:38am
  • Young people ages 12-18 years are encouraged to join R.E.C. Room staff and chef, Megan Palma, owner of the Alibi A’ la Carte, for a hands on lesson in preparing healthy and tasty dishes with local ingredients.  This class will be held at the Alibi A’ la Carte’s kitchen from 3:30 to 6:30 p...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:38am
  • On Jan. 3, 2014, I retired from the United States Postal Service as the postmaster of Anchor Point. I have enjoyed my time serving the customers of Anchor Point and the surrounding communities. I would like to thank my staff Loretta Stapel and Christy Drake, HCR Driver Carol Coleman and her Alternat...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:38am
  • Thank you, Mr. Mayor and assembly members. Kenai Peninsula Mayor Mike Navarre and many assembly members (all but one) did contact me regarding this week’s senior citizen exemption vote.  We had the opportunity to exchange views about senior exemptions and the overall support of seniors from t...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:37am
  • As a life-long outdoors man and fisherman in Washington State, I have seen the West Coast sport and commercial salmon industry disappear in my lifetime. As a child, I thrilled to the seasonal news of “Columbia River hogs” and “Skagit River kings.” Today, my grandchildren know nothing of the ...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:37am

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