Homer Opinion

  • ‘Yes’ vote means savings in legal costs, RCA charges By Dick Waisanen HEA’s ballots are being mailed out during the month of October asking HEA ratepayers to vote for self-regulation vs. regulation by the RCA. A lot has been said about this issue, but what it boils down to is:...

    Thu, 10/06/2016 - 3:15pm
  • Homer Electric Association ran deregulation up the flagpole back in 2009. The idea of reduced accountability looked good to co-op management. Fortunately most HEA members didn’t agree. We decided to keep Regulatory Commission of Alaska consumer protections....

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:16pm
  • Philanthropy: the practice of giving money and time to help make life better for other people....

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:10pm
  • NONPROFIT NEEDS Editor’s Note: Every month to accompany the Pay It Forward column, which is coordinated by The Homer Foundation, the Homer News runs a list of needs from area nonprofits. If you see a need you can fill, we encourage you to contact the agency and help pay it forwar...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:10pm
  • Part of Skyline Drive extremely hazardous; guard rails needed There have been significant changes to two Kenai Peninsula roads this summer. The good news is the delightful improvement along the 31 miles of the Sterling Highway between Clam Gulch and Ninilchik. Repaving and numerous guard rails have ...

    Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:10pm
  • A huge thank you to all who made Oktoberfest a fun and successful event. There’s not enough room for all our thank yous, but special thanks are needed to the Homer Elks Club, Alaska Blaskapelle German Band, Homer Brewing Co., A Brew with a View, Grace Ridge Brewery, Kenai River Brewing Co., SYSCO ...

    Thu, 09/29/2016 - 2:42pm
  • On behalf of Homer Flex High School, I would like to sincerely thank Bunnell Street Arts Center for their engaging work with our students. Our Social Environments classes had the opportunity to visit the exhibition “Decolonizing Alaska.” The trip was enhanced by a tour from Adele Person. Adele c...

    Thu, 09/29/2016 - 2:41pm
  • I hope the residents of Homer give serious thought to the upcoming election. The Homer City Council, the past mayor, the former and present city managers and department of public works have all been aware of the damage to the property in the Baycrest Subdivision by the cutting of trees and the clear...

    Thu, 09/29/2016 - 2:03pm
  • In less than one week Homer voters will be asked to spend $17 million on two public projects that too few young voters are paying attention to. A $12-million police station and $4.8 million to bail out the hospital. We expect the folks behind these projects to support them — but why should the res...

    Thu, 09/29/2016 - 2:03pm
  • South Peninsula Hospital needs to wean itself from the property-tax-funded subsidy it enjoys. The South Peninsula Hospital Service Area property owners (and renters via their landlords) pay a 2.3 mill rate on the value of their property per year to the hospital. The Central Peninsula Hospital Servic...

    Thu, 09/29/2016 - 2:01pm

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