Homer Opinion

  • The congregation of St. Augustines’ Episcopal Church wishes to extend our sincere gratitude to all those who took time to visit and care for a member of our parish at South Peninsula Hospital. In the early hours of Wednesday, May 8, Gillian Munn lost her battle with cancer....

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:54pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Birders would like to thank the following list of donors for providing wonderful prizes for our Big Spit PLUS Challenge birding event at the Shorebird Festival: Bay Excursions, Gary Lyon, Kachemak Crane Watch, Kachemak Bay Conservation Society, Captain’s Coffee, Cosmic Kitchen, Tw...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:53pm
  • Thanks to everyone who attended our 29th annual quilt show last weekend.  We had great attendance and lots of appreciation for our works of art. Again this year we participated in the Shorebird Challenge, an opportunity to create wallhangings depicting shorebirds around Kachemak Bay. Janet Bach...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:53pm
  • A huge round of applause to the triumvirate that made the Brahms Requiem possible: Mark Robinson, choral director, teacher, conductor; JulieAnn Smith in Homer or Maria Allison in Kenai, patient, professional pianists; and master of logistics and detail, Laura Norton. A round of applause also to the ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:52pm
  • On April 27, Homer held its 21st Annual Safe Kids Fair. This year we had a new group of volunteers who deserve a huge thank you. Sara Conyers headed up a group of women who stepped in at the last minute to provide a hot lunch at an incredible price. ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:51pm
  • What a fabulous Fireweed Academy May Day celebration we experienced May 4. Despite the cold, the wind and whatever that white stuff was on the ground, folks came out and celebrated spring as only Alaskans can do — in our coats, hats, mittens and mud boots.  There was food, there was music, th...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:48pm
  • The following quote is found in the May 9, 2013 Homer News Seawatch column: “We argue that only access to commercially caught fish will increase the social justice of the Kenai food system,”  said Dr. Phillip Loring....

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:41pm
  • A Friday night report on KTUU/2 told of the Homer Shorebird Festival. The woman interviewed stated the shorebird festival was worth “$250,000 to local businesses.”    The Alaska Board of Fisheries decided for 2014 Lower Cook Inlet and Upper Cook Inlet deliberations would take place in ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:39pm
  • When an abuser can beat their significant other, sending them to the emergency room (for a bill of approximately $2,000), and the abuser gets to plead to a charge of disorderly conduct and given a $5 fine, there is something wrong. Now I can understand why so many abuse victims choose not to seek le...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:36pm
  • Last week our colleagues at the Peninsula Clarion ran the above photo with the headline “That time of year.” The photo showed traffic backed up for more than a mile on a stretch of the Kenai Spur Highway that connects Kenai and Soldotna. We hate to admit it, but the reason for the pileup stumped...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 4:30pm

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