Homer Opinion

  • The recent Kachemak Nordic Ski Marathon was a resounding success. I would like to express my extreme gratitude to the groomers who put hundreds of hours into the course, as well as the loyal volunteers who are the backbone of race day.  I also would like to thank the more than 150 skiers who si...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 5:10pm
  • The Alaska State Legislature is currently in the midst of passing a resolution to request that the governor establish a state food resource development working group within the state. This has brought to light many issues regarding the absence of local foods in Alaska....

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 5:09pm
  • Every spring, young people called WWOOFers flock to Homer to work in our greenhouses and high tunnels, gardens and homesteads. Whether you call it Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, or Willing Workers on Organic Farms, WWOOFing is a worldwide movement. For the cost of fare to Alaska and some ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 5:09pm
  • This week marks a milestone in the Homer News’ almost 50-year-long history: a renovated website. For those of us at the Homer News, the website is noteworthy for its upgraded technology. Our webmaster Adam Bauer is breathing a sigh of relief — perhaps you heard him — because for quite some tim...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 5:07pm
  • Alaska salmon runs are increasingly threatened. Loss of habitat, poor management and uncertain food supplies are but a few reasons. Some of these things are within our control. Some are not.   That’s why we need to protect the habitat we know is vital to salmon survivorship. When you look acr...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 4:52pm
  • In 1975, right out of high school,  I went to work on the pipeline for a year. I then worked my way through Harvard University in the oil field. After college, I held a number of jobs in Prudhoe from field engineer to maintenance scheduling supervisor field wide for SOHIO. These were the early ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 4:51pm
  • I remember first meeting Kevin Bell when I was 6 years old at the outdoor rink up at the Homer Middle School. It was after my older brother's peewee hockey practice. He introduced himself to me as "Kevin," but I had grown up knowing him as "Coach." He tried convincing my mom to let me play hockey, b...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:59pm
  • What Gov. Jay Hammond actually wrote may not be exactly what Sen. Peter Micciche remembered at his town meeting last Friday in Homer. The senator said he agreed with Hammond that 66 percent of oil income belonged with government. Of course, with ACES, the escalator clause has raised the state take,...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:57pm
  • I met Sen. Micciche at the Homer Town Hall meeting on March 8. My comment to him began by saying I was impressed with his Homer News story, Feb. 28, where he met with former Alaska Sen. Vic Fisher and "… ended up having a great history lesson for about 30 minutes." I mentioned that I had seen the...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:57pm
  • I would like to say thank you, on behalf of the Homer High School Drama, Debate and Forensics Team to all those who helped us to have a successful season this year. To all those who donated of their time to help our tournament run smoothly (largest one we've ever had at the high school) and those lo...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:53pm

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