Homer Opinion

  •   The proposed halibut Catch Sharing Plan (CSP) will be tough on Homer. It will hurt many tourism-related businesses beside halibut charters. The proposed rule will result in a one halibut limit which will result in fewer fishermen and fewer visitors to Homer. That extra day stay to fish i...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 3:48pm
  • Here’s a brain teaser for you. Which of the following doesn’t belong in the group: 1. A citizen group petitions for the repeal of Senate Bill 21, which changed how oil industry taxes are figured. 2. Opponents of Homer’s plastic bag ban gather enough signatures to put a repeal of the ban before...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 3:48pm
  • I’ve lived in Homer for more than a quarter century. I have seen a lot of changes, but I still love the view that opens up if you’re driving down Baycrest Hill on a sunny day. I can’t reasonably explain how much I actually do love it. Together with the glorious feeling of awe I usually experie...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:30pm
  • In the shadows of the Chugach, the Anchorage neighborhood of Mountain View is a bustling community that boasts the most diverse census tract in the entire United States of America, according to recent research. Walking down the street or entering a restaurant, you encounter a wide range of Alaskans ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:29pm
  • The board members and volunteers of Homer Animal Friends would like to thank the Constance M. Benston Fund for their generous support. The money from the field of interest fund allowed Homer Animal Friends to purchase 42 cat beds to be used at the Homer Animal Shelter. These soft, cozy round beds ar...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:26pm
  • Pier One Youth/Teen Theatre thanks the Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee for the most generous grant to provide tuition assistance for the Summer 2013 Youth Theatre programs.  Funding support was provided from the Youth Advisory  Committee’s generous donors and the Ashley J. ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:26pm
  • The third annual Homer Mariner Softball Raffle for the Arctic Cat Wildcat was recently won by Kenny Farren and Beachy Construction. The second place prize of a two-day bear viewing trip to Hallo Bay Lodge was won by Justin Wickstrom.  ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:25pm
  • Next Thursday Homer will be the host of the Governor’s Picnic when Alaska’s 10th governor, Sean Parnell visits, so it seems appropriate this Sunday that we pause and remember Alaska’s fourth governor, Jay Hammond, who served from 1974 to 1982. The Alaska Legislature in its wisdom designated Ju...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:24pm
  • The Southern Peninsula is a caring place when it comes to helping our neighbors. As a public health nurse, I am heartened when I visit the Homer Community Food Pantry and see the generous outpouring of food that we as a community are providing on a weekly basis for those who have a need. The volunte...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:24pm
  • Ray Garrity, Sean Maryott, John Mouw and I would get together from time to time to cook dinner, drink and talk wine.  ...

    Wed, 07/17/2013 - 5:23pm

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