Homer Opinion

  • Homer’s Pee Wee hockey team finished their season undefeated. The final game with Juneau left Homer with the State Championship in a 4-1 victory. My unbiased pride has left me smiling, having watched these kids start skating five years ago, holding on to chairs and each other, seeing the parents t...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:20pm
  • After attending four sessions of the Homer Citizens Academy my initial impression is that it’s been a wonderful idea. ...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:20pm
  • The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Fish and Wildlife Commission was honored at the March 4 Mat-Su Borough Assembly meeting for efforts at the recently completed Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting, securing changes aimed at improving the health of our Northern District fishery.  I am a member of this ...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:19pm
  • I wrote the following to the senators on the Senate Finances Committee: “The Silencing Alaskans Act, House Bill 77, seems to be living up to its name. At the Homer LIO, 17 of 20 who intended to testify at a public hearing were not allowed to testify. When 85 percent of the people who attend a publ...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:19pm
  • Mark Hamilton, president of the Kenai River Sportfishing Association (KRSA) recently opined that the Board of Fish (BOF) meetings had produced a “clear victory for Kenai kings.” I disagree, and believe that any objective person would disagree as well....

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:49pm
  • The Senate Resources Committee is holding hearings this week on House Bill 77.  HB 77 is Gov. Sean Parnell’s grab bag of anti-salmon, anti-democracy rollbacks that grants new super powers to our state government while stripping away our rights as Alaskans to protect our fish and game resource...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:49pm
  • As one of the original Homer community members who worked to have Kachemak Bay selected as the first National Estuarine Research Reserve in the state of Alaska, I strongly urge the Legislature to reinstate the $175,000 in funding that was deleted from the budget for the Kachemak Bay National Estuari...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:48pm
  • Driving down Bartlett, my mind burning up over family issues like an engine on overdrive, I caught motion to the left. Two young men wearing tan camouflage with those rubber strap-like things on their chins (I don’t know military garb very well) walked along the large structure that is part of the...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:45pm
  • I would like to thank the 30 unselfish people who saved my life during Jan. 31-Feb. 2: my wife who called 911, my Homer doctor, Ninilchik ambulance, South Peninsula Hospital, the Homer ambulance, the pilot and co-pilot of the medevac jet, the Anchorage ambulance and Providence Hospital. If you need ...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:45pm
  • Homer Animal Friends’ first ever Trivia Night/Silent Auction is now history. Fourteen teams competed in five categories of questions. The attendees seemed to really enjoy themselves based off the groans and cheers as answers were read.  ...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:44pm

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