Homer Opinion

  • We are frequent visitors to your beautiful city summer and winter. Over the years a growing problem has become more and more evident. We love to walk the beaches, especially Bishop’s Beach. However, this has been a less than enjoyable adventure recently because of the number of unleashed dogs romp...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:31am
  • Imagine your family’s biggest source of income plummeting by 80 percent in one year.  At today’s oil prices, that’s Alaska’s situation. The state’s oil and gas production tax is expected to bring the state $524 million in the current fiscal year, a shocking drop from the $2.6 billion ...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:51am
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships) is a local process that aims to use and build upon our strengths to improve our individual, family and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, educationa...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:06pm
  • It’s been said many, many times before and is worth saying again: Homer is an amazing community. On behalf of the Homer Volunteer Fire Department members, I want to extend heartfelt thanks to our community for their thoughtfulness, generosity and words of suppor throughout the holiday season. We r...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:59pm
  • Homer Council on the Arts continues with another round of art programs for youth starting this month. The mission of HCOA is to provide opportunities for everyone in the community to experience and participate in the arts. To meet that mission we need continual support from community members, busine...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:59pm
  • Many people scoff at the need to clean up dog feces. I am my dog’s dedicated “Poop Fairy.” There are many reasons why all those who have dogs should do this. 1. Dog feces can spread diseases to canids (that includes our wild friends), cats and people. A few of the nasties: Ecoli, salmonnella, ...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:58pm
  • As the Homer City Council proceeds with the difficult job of finding a new city manager, it should resolve to make the selection process as open as possible and involve the public as much as possible. In fact, there’s no reason there should be any secrecy surrounding the hiring of a new manager. T...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:58pm
  • The long dark solstice weekend didn’t dim the fun at The Winter White Solstice Ball. All of us at Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic give our sincere thanks to Gina Pelaia, Jerami Youngblood, Amy Reedy, and The Divas of Mad Myrna’s who generously planned the event as a benefit to support our re...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:41pm
  • Community skate happens Dec. 24 On behalf of the Homer Hockey Association and the Kevin Bell Arena, I’d like to thank the K-Bay Marines for sponsoring our annual Christmas Eve Community Skate.  This is a free event, open to the entire community.  Rumor has it, Santa plan...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:40pm
  • When almost half the population of the United States believes that the torture of prisoners can be justified, I wonder if our citizenship has lost its moral compass. The biography of William F. Dodd, ambassador to Germany during the time of the Nazi rise to power, cogently clarifies that when the po...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:40pm

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