Pay it Forward: Pulling together in tough budget times

With anxiety rising these days about future state and municipal budgets, we all wonder how much our community will be thrown back on its own… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2019
  • By Tom Kizzia and Bonnie Jason For the Homer News
  • Point of View

 

Letters to the editor

Grateful to foundation for scholarship I feel blessed to have grown up in Homer, surrounded by such a loving and supportive community. I cannot wait… Continue reading

 

Harmful species coordinator Rosie Masui takes samples at the Homer Harbor in July 2017 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Point of View: What we stand to lose

Every year, during budget negotiations at the state and federal level, staff at the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (KBNERR) wait nervously for news.… Continue reading

 

Letters to the editor

YAC awards grants The Homer Foundation Youth Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the following recipients of our annual YAC grants that support fun and… Continue reading

A western sandpiper feeds in this undated photo. (Photo by Aaron Lang)

Shorebird migration stories

Following is the latest in a series of articles about birds and birding, celebrating The Year of the Bird, with authors from Kachemak Bay Birders.… Continue reading

A western sandpiper feeds in this undated photo. (Photo by Aaron Lang)

Letters to the editor

Legislators should follow mandate of Dunleavy supporters To all Legislators: Approximately 145,000 Alaskans voted for Gov. Mike Dunleavy because we believed in his message: Balance… Continue reading

Point of View: Socialist ideas stepping stone to ruin

Our country is in more jeopardy than it has since World War II, only this time the threat is from within. It is the socialist… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

McNeil students write Editor’s note: The following letters are from McNeil Canyon Elementary Students in grades 2 and 3. Littering is not only bad for… Continue reading

‘Gag rule’ would restrict KBFPC ability to inform clients

In 1983 a group of inspired and motivated volunteers recognized a need for low-cost and informative reproductive health care in our community. Kachemak Bay Family… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Pets have it better than some children As I move every further into my 80s, one of many changes in American standards that stands out… Continue reading

A rufous hummingbird sips nectar from a feeder in this undated photograph. (Photo by Carla Stanley)

Point of View: Bird-Friendly in Homer

Following is the latest in a monthly series of articles about birds and birding, celebrating The Year of the Bird, with authors from Kachemak Bay… Continue reading

A rufous hummingbird sips nectar from a feeder in this undated photograph. (Photo by Carla Stanley)

Letters to the editor

On the state budget To balance the state budget is absolutely necessary. To do so without supplementing the state revenue in any way, however, is… Continue reading

Point of View: Martin will offer ‘boots on the ground’ experience to HEA board

My primary goal as a Homer Electric Association board member will be to work with the other board members and management to construct and facilitate… Continue reading

Point of View: Time to prepare for new energy future

Editor’s note: The Homer News offered the District 3 Homer Electric Association Board candidates the opportunity to express their views. On April 1, Homer Electric… Continue reading

Point of View: Alaska’s Fiscal Crisis is a Mindset

Alaska’s fiscal crisis is mostly in the mind and ideology of Gov. Mike Dunleavy and his transplanted cohorts, who appear to be disciples of Ayn… Continue reading

Editorial: Council should have rescinded tainted ordinance

The Homer City Council at its regular meeting on Monday blew a chance to stand up for transparency and fairness in government. In a 3-3… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Think you are a conservative? Maybe you vote, maybe not. Maybe you voted for President Trump, Governor Dunleavy and Mayor Pierce, but, what are you… Continue reading

Pay it Forward: Sometimes philanthropy starts with simple assistance

I often prefer to tackle jobs during the winter months. The snow pack can be much easier to travel upon than the veggie covered terrain… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Protect the PFD We must protect the Permanent Fund dividend for generations to come. Alaskans’ PFDs should be paid in full using the law that… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Pebble Mine claims are a fairy tale Listening to Pebble Mine representatives say the fish won’t be impacted, the water won’t be impacted by this… Continue reading