Bjørn Olson. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Point of View: Carbon offsets offer market-based solution to impact of fuel consumption

In early March, Alaskans Know Climate Change purchased carbon offsets for the Kachemak Bay Conservation Center. This is an inexpensive market-based solution to address the… Continue reading

 

Letters to the editor

Artist helped students learn life skills Recently the students of West Homer Elementary were fortunate to host Homer artist and retired teacher Debbie Piper for… Continue reading

 

Pay it Forward: How to live forever

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Letters to the editor

Don’t re-appropriate station funding The city council is considering an ordinance to move money dedicated to the Police Station fund to a new proposal to… Continue reading

Staff of the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve celebrate its 20th anniversary last month on Feb. 11, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Jim Schloemer, Steve Baird, Syverine Bentz, Jessica Shepherd, Chris Guo, Grace Allan and Coowe Walker. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Twenty Years of Coastal Science in Kachemak Bay’s Living Laboratory

In February the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (KBNERR) celebrated 20 years of place-based research and education, including long-term monitoring of coastal and estuarine… Continue reading

Staff of the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve celebrate its 20th anniversary last month on Feb. 11, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Jim Schloemer, Steve Baird, Syverine Bentz, Jessica Shepherd, Chris Guo, Grace Allan and Coowe Walker. (Photo provided)

Editorial: Honor and grieve with the Coast Guard

On the theme of “Coasting Through Winter,” this weekend for the Homer Winter Carnival we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Coast Guard in Homer.… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Girl Scouts appreciate Indian dinner fundraiser support Girl Scout Troop 1935 would like to thank everyone who came out and supported us at our Indian… Continue reading

Point of View: Not By Accident

Despite its universal usage, safety experts do not like the term “accident.” Colloquially, the word has come to imply an incident that “just happens” and… Continue reading

Editorial: Dunleavy’s Procrustean budget

Gov. Mike Dunleavy deserves both acclaim and criticism for his proposed fiscal year 2020 budget. While he’s not the first governor to present a budget… Continue reading

Point of View: RCA failed to save consumers from Enstar excesses

When the State of Alaska granted Enstar Natural Gas Company the exclusive rights to deliver gas to Homer, they did so with the promise that… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2019
  • By Philemon Morris Special to the Homer News
  • Point of View

Letters to the editor

Water Trail thankful for foundation award The Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park / Water Trail Committee were pleased to be the recipient of a… Continue reading

Point of View: The Earring Man — Paying it forward

My father makes earrings from rocks. He has a philosophy about it, too. He cuts the rocks with a rock saw, then grinds the pieces… Continue reading

Letters

Homestead Kid’s stories offer a glimpse of our past On December 13, 2018, Kachemak Heritage Land Trust (KHLT) held “Homestead Kids: Tales from the North… Continue reading

A rock sandpiper forages among ice on the Homer Spit in February 2012 in Homer, Alaska (Photo by George Matz)

Point of View: Rock sandpipers: the contrarian shorebird

Correction: The caption in the photo gave the wrong date. The caption should read “a rock sandpiper forages among ice on the Homer Spit in… Continue reading

A rock sandpiper forages among ice on the Homer Spit in February 2012 in Homer, Alaska (Photo by George Matz)

Letters

Israel is not America’s friend We move to boycott an apartheid state and our Congress moves to make such opposition a felony. We are belly… Continue reading

Point of View: ERA is still necessary

Men and women should be treated equally under the law. It seems pretty basic, right? As we approach the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, it… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2019
  • By Lisa Murkowski and Ben Cardin For the Homer News
  • Point of View

Letters

Smoke and broken mirrors in state mining safety updates Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Corri Feige paints a rosy picture, giving high grades to… Continue reading

Ken Landfield (Photo provided)
                                Ken Landfield (Photo provided)

Point of View: A letter to my daughter — Have hope

My daughter sent me the hour-plus long video clip of the interactions on the National Mall earlier this week with the comment, “This video scares… Continue reading

Ken Landfield (Photo provided)
                                Ken Landfield (Photo provided)
A Remington Deluxe Model 5 manual typewriter. (Homer News file photo)

Editorial: Teaching moments

The recent controversy regarding videotaped encounters between Native Americans, Catholic high school boys and Hebrew Black Israelites on Jan. 20 at the Lincoln Memorial in… Continue reading

A Remington Deluxe Model 5 manual typewriter. (Homer News file photo)

Letters

HCOA grateful for city, foundation support Homer Council on the Arts is grateful for the generosity of both the City and the Homer Foundation for allocating… Continue reading