Homer Opinion

  • I  wish I had a picture of Sadie. But even if I had a photo to go from I don’t think I’d be able to properly describe her.  I remember a weatherworn face and a missing tooth. I remember her layers of clothes, faded and worn to a color similar to that of her skin. I remember the way her...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:49pm
  • Homer’s citizens and visitors encompass a wide spectrum of beach users: dog walkers, quiet seekers, coal collectors, off-road vehicle drivers, kayakers, paddle boarders, fat-tire bikers, picnickers, wave-watchers, painters, tide-poolers, birders, educational and recreational class attendees, and t...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:47pm
  • T he Kachemak Bay Science Conference held last week in Homer was a valuable opportunity for those who attended to gain perspective in scientific endeavors that effect all of us in a very local way. Many experts gave presentations on everything from phytoplankton to elodea to marine vertebrates. I at...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:10pm
  • OK, how many of you in citizenville are aware that as of January 2015, anyone who hires out as a “Handyman” must henceforth be licensed, bonded and insured? That’s right, it is now illegal for some poor laborer to dig someone a ditch or paint their fence without first forking out a few hundred...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:09pm
  • A heads up to all who heat with coal: There is currently a proposal before the Homer Parks and Recreation Commission to ban all vehicles from Bishop’s Beach — including vehicles used to collect coal. To the commission’s credit, the members are encouraging input from the public before making a ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:08pm
  • On behalf of all the referees that worked the 3A South-central District Playoffs, I would like to thank and congratulate Homer for a job well done. It was a great tournament. Big crowds, dramatic games, friendly people, wonderful hospitality; all the things that make Alaska’s biggest and most popu...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:07pm
  • Tens of thousands of people came to Selma, Ala., this week to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge, remembering the march 50 years ago in the struggle for voting rights.  I was one of them....

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:21pm
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships) is a local coalition 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, educati...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:59pm
  • (Editor’s Note: The following recently was presented as Kachemak Bay Birders’ testimony to the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission and submitted as a Point of View piece.) The Kachemak Bay Birders appreciates the recognition that the Parks and Rec...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:53pm
  • In the spirit of the recent Mr. Homer Pageant and Outhouse Races, “Homer Events” is at it again, and this time they’re going right to the limit of crazy, hosting a “Conspiracy Night.” Every once in a while it’s kind of fun to go out on a limb, and here’s a chance to do just that — pl...

    Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:46pm

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