Homer Opinion

  • The water was tranquil, with hardly a ripple as far as the eye could see.  Dad had gone around the corner in the boat while the rest of us stayed on the long gray gravel beach. He returned a short while later with the floating dock from our cabin in tow. He anchored it off shore about 20 feet. ...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:16pm
  • How perfectly idiotic for anyone to reduce the Syrian issue to making a mockery of our president’s name. Disagree if you want but as a board member of a nonprofit that receives money from the government, you might not want to stoop to mockery. Most of us learned in grade school not to mock people ...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:12pm
  • As Mariner football and soccer parents, past, present and future, we urge our neighbors and friends to get out and vote Oct. 1 in the borough election and support the school bond, which includes a turf athletic field for Homer High. Our football and soccer programs — both for high school and summe...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:09pm
  • Relative to your editorial of last week, I would like to add a fourteenth way to kill a community: It is when the local government chooses  administrative convenience over democratic process. ...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:08pm
  • There seems to be a group out there that is running on some kind of platform that  the city of Homer is anti-business. The best I can tell, this comes down to some of the biggest water users wanting others that use less water than they do to subsidize their water use like has been done for seve...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:07pm
  • Propositions on the Oct. 1 ballot will give voters plenty of opportunity to show what they really think about government. Friend or foe? Those who think government has become a big, unwieldy, unthinking machine likely will show that by: •Voting “yes” to repeal Homer’s plastic bag ban. •Vot...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 4:07pm
  • Here, in the Juneau Empire newsroom, we all remember where we were 12 years ago when the World Trade Center was attacked. Some were trudging across a college campus, only to find their classes empty and classmates huddled around television screens. Others were roused early out of bed, then off to wo...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:06am
  • Did you notice? The city’s wish list has a gaping hole. For the last four years a Homer Education and Recreational Center has made it onto Homer’s Capital Improvements Projects list. Where is it this year? What are we doing about this?  When speaking to Homer City Council members and city e...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:04am
  • To help Syrians, to protect them, to bring them “democracy” and for the world’s safety, we need to bomb their infrastructure back to the stone age with collateral murder....

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:02am
  • When the city of Homer passed the single-use bag ban I did my best cartwheel.   Oh the sweet victory of common sense legislation, of indisputable action. I  wasn’t shocked that our town leaders would pass a landmark law. I beamed with pride knowing that Homer is, yet again, the progressi...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:01am

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