Homer Opinion

  • Editor’s Note: This month marks the 40th anniversary of the jack-up rig George Ferris being “stuck firmly in 82 feet of clay just off the Homer Spit,” as the Homer News reported it on May 13, 1976. The incident proved to be the catalyst for the state to buy back o...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:18am
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP,  Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships, is a local coalition 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, ed...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:15am
  • Once flush with oil revenue, Alaska legislators bribed Alaska voters with a host of “Big Projects.” Most were very expensive and failed (see Delta Barley Project, Seward Grain Unloading Dock, Anchorage Seafood Processing Plant, etc., etc.) And, as we can gather from the size of today’s Alaska ...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:11am
  • The past two weeks, the students and staff of Homer Flex have worked with local artist Melisse Reichman, through Bunnell Street Arts Center’s Artist in Schools program. We created ceramic sculptures of faces. These pieces, from the comic to the horrific and from the realistic to the fantastic, wer...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:09am
  • The staff and students of West Homer Elementary school extend a heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers and organizations that helped complete the final phase of our nature trail this year. Our schoolyard habitat, named by students, “Path of the Wild,” was made possible by a grant from Fish an...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:07am
  • With our early spring/summer weather, and abundance of fun activities going on, it was gratifying to see our community’s dedication to electronics recycling in Homer. more than 80 individuals and 20 businesses joined dozens of volunteers and supporters to pull off yet another successful event on A...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:04am
  • We would like to compliment reporter, Anna Frost, on her well-written, thoughtful and honest account of our family story of addiction. We would like to thank the Homer News for addressing the heroin problem and substance abuse issues that have touched so many people in the Homer community. Our story...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 9:03am
  • Walking with 25 kids over to the Pratt Museum the other day in the sun, I was feeling grateful that I got to go along as a parent chaperone. Fifth-graders with spring fever were skipping ahead of me along the dusty sidewalk, 10- and 11-year-olds without any coats on an Alaska spring day. I was remin...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:37am
  • Alaska citizens are about to be written out as owners of the Alaska Permanent Fund. The Permanent Fund Dividend currently defines you as a shareholder in this massive investment fund. In fact, many of us have been share-holders for 34 years now. The earnings of the Permanent Fund have historically b...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:35am
  • I would like to take this opportunity to bring the community’s attention to the service and support of one of the longest serving volunteers of the Homer Volunteer Fire Department: Dr. William Bell, M.D. After joining the department in April of 1986 as our medical director, Dr. Bell has provided o...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:32am

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