Homer Opinion

  • 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
  • Summer is almost here and there is a very obvious tension on the Kenai Peninsula related to the role of salmon in local communities and how to qualify what that role is among different user groups. Yes, we eat a lot of fish here and the availability of salmon to anglers is important. Salmon is a fab...

    Thu, 05/09/2013 - 12:54pm
  • My name is Manuel, and I am a high school AFS Exchange Student from Italy. This year, I was hosted by the Koplins. As I think about heading home this June, I want to thank my entire host family, but especially my host mom, Cindy....

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:53pm
  • On behalf of the students and staff, I would like once again to thank Mr. and Mrs. Dave Schroer for their generosity in supporting the Homer Middle School’s activities programs. Their contribution of $2,500 goes a long way in helping Homer Middle School offer quality athletic programs for our stud...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:50pm
  • Thank you to Save-U-More for the generous donation of rewards for the Adopt-a-Library Program at the West Homer Elementary Library. The students work hard all year keeping a section of their choice clean and organized. The students are honored that Save-U-More supports them and this program....

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:49pm

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