Homer Opinion

  • Property along East Skyline Drive, from East Hill Road to half a mile past the school bus turn around and all along Ohlson Mountain Road past Lookout Mountain, is all private property. There is no public land in this area anywhere along these two roads. Skyline landowners remind snowmachine operator...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:43pm
  • The Homer Water and Sewer Rate Task Force is fast approaching its final phases. Currently it’s reviewing its rate model for an April presentation to the city council. One issue within the rate-model that remains controversial is it’s “fairness,” as applied to all users. Although the model wi...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:41pm
  • The City Water/Sewer Rate Task Force is promoting a proposal that is not only unfair, it is unreasonable. It targets a small group that has little representation. The proposal is being pushed through to the Homer City Council level without regard for the facts and testimony, and completely ignores t...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:41pm
  • A laska has some of the world’s most abundant and prosperous fisheries and a reputation for science-based management. Fisheries are the life-blood of coastal Alaska and a major driver of the state’s economy. So when it comes to managing our fisheries, it’s critical we get it right....

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:40pm
  • Abortion is a highly charged emotional issue, as Eileen Becker’s Jan. 17 Point of View commentary makes perfectly clear. But it’s also an issue that goes straight to the heart of our democracy.  The Supreme Court decision 40 years ago in Roe v. Wade balances the rights of a pregnant woman, ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:38pm
  • Flex students greatly enjoyed the opportunity to listen to Matt Andersen. Our best thanks go out to the Homer Council on the Arts. Mr. Andersen’s voice was so raw and unique, a real treat to the ears. Bringing in such a great artist was a real mood booster for all of the students here at Flex. Our...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:37pm
  • Second installment of why I love our country and why I love paying taxes: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Brilliant. My parents are incredibly hard working and generous. They spent nearly 30 years building a full and prosperous life here in Homer. Self employed and under-insured, a devastati...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:34pm
  • This week the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, funded with public money, is holding an “Industry Outlook Forum.” On the agenda are Enstar, Buccaneer, Pebble and Donlin Gold — all corporate, extractive development proponents funded by big international banks. In the 1970s I lived ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:34pm
  • Who was it that said “Every time a new law or regulation is passed, citizens have a little less freedom”? No truer is that than now. Gov. Sean Parnell has introduced House Bill 77, which cuts the citizen right to appeal a number of agency decisions on development issues. By prohibiting a comment...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:33pm
  • The latest buzz is, that everyone needs to pay their fair share. While we all know this will never be reality, we need to ask ourselves what is fair. My one neighbor has a nicer house than I, my other neighbor has a newer and better pickup than my old beater. Currently some people want to heat with ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:32pm

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