Homer Opinion

  • “The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.”  – Niels Bohr ...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:56pm
  • Alaska is one of the most productive commercial fishing economies on the planet. More than five billion pounds of seafood were pulled from the waters surrounding Alaska in 2012. This world-class catch generated $1.7 billion in Alaska ex-vessel value and earned Alaska the title of top U.S. seafood pr...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:07pm
  • Wikipedia defines philanthropy as the “love of humanity” in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing and enhancing “what it is to be human” on the part of both the benefactor (by identifying and exercising their values in giving and volunteering) and the beneficiary (by receiving the gift...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:06pm
  • Chapman School in Anchor Point was the recent recipient of an Artist in Schools Grant from the Bunnell Street Arts Center.  This grant gave us an opportunity to have local artist Deland Anderson in our school for two weeks in January. Deland introduced his unique brand of “dot” art to each ...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:03pm
  • We have put our Christmas creches away. They are reminders of the original Christmas triumph-of-love story. They are not idols, but stimulate memories of a story very dear. Out comes Martin Luther King, earlier this month. He was a catalyst  to change our national attitude toward a more inclusi...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:28pm
  • On behalf of the students and future students of Kachemak Bay Campus, we are writing to thank everyone who has contributed to the Mary Epperson Campus Support and Scholarship Fund. Every gift makes a difference as we work to build this fund into a permanent endowment that will help meet students’ ...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:28pm
  • Enstar just got a rate increase that should have never been approved and it is unbelievable that they would ask for another rate increase. The state and the cities of Kachemak and Homer have just given Enstar more than  $20 million worth of new infrastructure and hundreds of new customers. This...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:28pm
  • With the recent revelations that the State of Alaska instead of making money on our oil this year, due to SB21 we will be paying the oil companies to take our oil, it has become apparent that the state cannot afford to pay for Homer’s public safety building. The Homer City Council, unaware or unca...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:28pm
  • It was probably the shortest job in the business. Marine pilot Captain Donal Ryan took the M/V Midnight Sun out of its anchorage off the tip of the Homer Spit to the pilot station near the green navigational buoy. From getting out of his car in the parking lot near the Salty Dawg to getting back in,...

    Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:36pm
  • A recent study out of Princeton University found we no longer live in a democracy. According to the authors, “[t]he central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government poli...

    Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:49am

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