Homer Opinion

  • Homer Council on the Arts had a visiting artist, Hawkeye Herman, for almost three weeks in February, offering the Blues in the Schools Program to students in Homer, Nanwalek, Port Graham and Seldovia. It was a full 15 days of assemblies, classes and performances. ...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:20pm
  • 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 - 3:20pm
  • After attending four sessions of the Homer Citizens Academy my initial impression is that it’s been a wonderful idea. ...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:20pm
  • 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 - 3:19pm
  • 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 - 3:19pm
  • 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 - 1:49pm
  • 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 - 1:49pm
  • 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 - 1:48pm
  • 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 - 1:45pm
  • 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 - 1:45pm

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