Homer Opinion

  • I hold a trip to Anchorage in the same esteem as a “pick up poop patrol” in a heavily populated elephant compound.  So, when my wife announced that we had to head to the burg for a mid-week, pre-op referral and outpatient surgery that would encompass a three-day time frame, I sprang into ac...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:52am
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP, or Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships, is a local process that aims to use and build upon our strengths to improve our individual, family and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, environme...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:50am
  • I have a great idea.  Let’s vote for the candidate who clearly states what fits your hopes for a democratic society. For instance, do you want a super-efficient, decision-making process such as indicated by Senate Bill 77? This bill was withdrawn after public outcry. It had advocated for the ...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:48am
  • I was a proponent of the Home Rule Charter process when it was initially discussed in Homer. I was most attracted to the idea of an inclusive, collaborative process through which our community could try to establish basic common principles. Now I am less convinced that the actual implementation will...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:48am
  •  I guess I drive a snowmachine like Mark Begich. I’m terrible at it. I have  always disliked them. Loud, obnoxious machines that drown out the beautiful silence of Alaska. Yet a million years ago I drove a dog team 1,100 miles in the Iditarod and didn’t feel like I have to dis people w...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:47am
  • I am pleased to see that the conversation about recreation in Homer and its importance to the health and safety of our community is beginning to see the light of day. I really hope that people will make sure that this conversation is supported by facts when applicable, as well as opinions....

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:47am
  • Frank Mullen (Are we better prepared for a big Cook Inlet spill? in the Sept. 25 Homer News) accuses Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (RCAC), regulatory agencies and the Cook Inlet community of complacency in oil spill prevention and response, ironically, within the context of a multi-y...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:46am
  • Last week’s Monday Homer City Council meeting was an interesting one, with more discussion about the HERC building and the question of whether to lift or not lift deed restrictions as well as a “heads up” from the City Manager’s report that the Public Safety Building Review Commitee is honin...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:11pm
  • Homer Hockey Association Inc. would like to express our sincere appreciation to the city of Homer Grants Program for a grant of $3,000 toward general operating support at the rink. These funds, administered by the Homer Foundation, have allowed HHA to complete a key project this summer....

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:08pm
  • Thank you, Homer community. Because of your generosity more than 86 children, clients of the Homer Community Food Pantry,  started their  school  year  ready to learn.  They went to school with new  backpacks filled with school supplies and the knowledge that their comm...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:07pm

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