Flo Larson

Pay it Forward: a noble profession

It was the fall of 1970 when I took a mushroom identification class from Boyd Schaffer. Boyd was a master in the wilderness. He knew… Continue reading

 

Letters

Back-to-school help appreciated Thank you to all those wonderful people who helped 106 children, clients of the Homer Community Food Pantry, start their school year… Continue reading

 

Letters

Thanksgiving basket deadlines Hello again, just wanted everyone to know that the Thanksgiving basket applications are now available. There will be someone at the Food… Continue reading

 

Jessica Golden, director of Hospice of Homer.

Connection is the starting point for hospice services

Above my desk, is a quote by the writer Kurt Vonnegut; “The most daring thing you can do with your life is to create stable… Continue reading

Jessica Golden, director of Hospice of Homer.
Rep. Paul Seaton speaks at a candidate forum Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. Seaton is running for re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives District 31 seat, against Republican candidate and political newcomer Sarah Vance. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Paul Seaton: ‘I care about the future of this great state’

I’ve lived in Alaska for over 43 years. In that time my wife Tina and I have raised two kids, built four houses, run six… Continue reading

Rep. Paul Seaton speaks at a candidate forum Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. Seaton is running for re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives District 31 seat, against Republican candidate and political newcomer Sarah Vance. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Sarah Vance, a Republican candidate for the Alaska House of Representatives District 31 seat, speaks at a candidate forum Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. Vance will face incumbent Rep. Paul Seaton in the November election. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sarah Vance: ‘It’s time for a change’

What kind of Alaska do You dream of? My name is Sarah Vance and I want to be your state representative in House district 31.… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2018
  • By Sarah Vance Special to the Homer News
  • Point of View
Sarah Vance, a Republican candidate for the Alaska House of Representatives District 31 seat, speaks at a candidate forum Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. Vance will face incumbent Rep. Paul Seaton in the November election. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Letters

Make history Scotland, England, Norway, Japan, Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Maine, New York, Massachusetts, California, Oregon, Washington — all used to have wild salmon runs.… Continue reading

Letters

Seaton is a problem solver Those of us who live on the Southern Kenai Peninsula are fortunate to have Paul Seaton as our State House… Continue reading

Pondering the squandering, laundering of the Fund

Why has a family of four, entitled to $28,000 in Permanent Fund dividends over last three years only received less than $15,000? Why has the… Continue reading

Who gives a hoot? Many of our local owls, that’s who

Following is the latest in a monthly series of articles about birds and birding, celebrating The Year of the Bird, 2018, with authors from Kachemak… Continue reading

Letters

Don’t be fooled One of the most important things citizens can do is make an informed vote. That’s not always an easy task. Sometimes issues… Continue reading

Domestic violence is not always visible

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of domestic violence? If you are like most, you probably think of black… Continue reading

Letters

Let’s work together I salute politicians serving in any office in our country these days. It is a difficult, challenging time for politicians. More than… Continue reading

Letters

Dunne: An an honor to serve It has been an honor to serve the residents of the Kenai Peninsula Borough for the past three years.… Continue reading

Letters

Dunne is best choice for assembly The election for the Kenai Peninsula Borough District 9-South Peninsula Assembly seat will be Tuesday, Oct. 2. I am… Continue reading

Letters

Seaton wrong person for Juneau After reading the letters this past week, I am conflicted on which to respond to: the nonsensical hyperbole of Bob… Continue reading

Will Runnoe

Understanding Prop 2 and 3

On Oct. 2 there are two Kenai Peninsula Borough propositions on the ballot that could potentially have a significant financial impact on South Peninsula Hospital… Continue reading

Will Runnoe
Charlie Franz

Please read the “Stand for Salmon” proposed statute before you vote

I read with interest Hal Spence’s opinion piece in the Aug. 30 Homer News. I appreciate Hal’s effort to ensure our wonderful salmon are protected.… Continue reading

Charlie Franz
An Anna’s hummingbird. (Photo by Aaron Lang)

Hummers in Homer

The following is the latest in a monthly series of articles about birds and birding, celebrating The Year of the Bird, 2018, with authors from… Continue reading

An Anna’s hummingbird. (Photo by Aaron Lang)
Aves Thompson (Photo provided)

Trucking says No on 1

If you eat anything, build anything, or purchase anything in Alaska, chances are it came on a truck. In fact, 94 percent of all Alaska… Continue reading

Aves Thompson (Photo provided)