Homer Opinion

  • Thank you, Best Beginnings Homer, for offering the Quality Enhancement mini grants to local child care providers.  ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:46pm
  • For National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to thank the following businesses who provided 2-for-1 discounts to our Bigs and Littles when they met for mentoring activities during 2013: Homer Theatre, Homer Bookstore, Boss Hoggz, Cosmic Kitchen, Homer Council on the Arts, Land...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:46pm
  • Feeling itchy to get out and get active? Do your kids have cabin fever? Get inspired by the Telluride Film Festival, coming on Jan. 23rd and 25th at 7 p.m....

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:46pm
  • The Kenai king controversy has connected some dots for me. I was born in Alaska in 1950 and raised on the banks of the Kenai River. I have collected empirical data (“a source of knowledge acquired by means of observation”) with regard to Kenai kings and the Kenai River for 63 years. I have ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:44pm
  • M orris Communications is the Georgia-based media group that owns the Peninsula Clarion, Homer News, Juneau Empire, Alaska Journal of Commerce and numerous other media holdings in Alaska. In November, company chairman William Morris III announced a special 10-part series to help Alaskans “find the...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:43pm
  • Thank you, Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members Kelly Wolf, Wayne Ogle, Dale Bagley, Charlie Pierce and Sue McClure for your vote against Ordinance 2013-36 that would have raised taxes on about 20 percent of KPB seniors.   Your votes were a significant step in protecting senior benefits and...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:41pm
  • An open letter to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly: At your meeting of Jan. 7, the ordinance sponsored by the mayor, Mr. Smalley and Mr. Smith was defeated by a 5 to 4 vote. By those actions, it is my view, the assembly would rather accommodate a minority instead of the majority of property taxp...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:41pm
  • 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

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