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)

A Seniors perspective on Senator Peter Micciche As a Senior and Senior Citizen advocate, I pay attention to political races in areas other than my… Continue reading

Letters

Scholarship helped with sports camp A few months ago I was honored with the Alice Witte Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Homer foundation for a… Continue reading

Point of View: There can be hope for recovery from addiction — lots of hope

As of Aug. 2, 2018, Megan has been in recovery for five years. We have had our daughter back for 1,821 days. According to our… Continue reading

Don’t be lured by the propaganda

Stand for Alaska - Vote No on Prop. 1, the corporate group spending massively to oppose efforts to protect Alaska’s fish resources, is flooding mailboxes… Continue reading

Letters

What do we tell our kids? When is enough enough? The President lies to us every day. He mocks the disabled. He degrades women. He… Continue reading

Karen Shemet, left, and Sue Reynolds, right, of the Parenting with Love and Limits (PLL) program. (Photo provided)

Pay it Forward: Program helps parents raise teens

Parenting is the toughest job you’ll ever love. Because teenagers are sharp, creative and ambitious, they add a whole new level of challenge to the… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2018
  • By Sue Rennolds and Karen Shemet For the Homer News
  • Point of View
Karen Shemet, left, and Sue Reynolds, right, of the Parenting with Love and Limits (PLL) program. (Photo provided)

Letters to the editor

Trail access should be protected I own a cabin in Homer and I hike the section line that would be affected by the the Dorothy… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Trawler fleets to blame for king salmon losses In reference to a July 26 letter in the Anchorage Daily News, “Kings need our help,” Mr. Fjelstad… Continue reading

Special bird tape on windows can help reduce collisions of birds flying into the glass. (Photo provided)

What just hit my window?

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

Special bird tape on windows can help reduce collisions of birds flying into the glass. (Photo provided)

Public trails should be protected in Dorothy Drive area

Thanks to the Homer News for reporting on the proposal to vacate a portion of public right of way in the Gruening Vista subdivision off… Continue reading

Homer News Letters to the Editor

We’ll be back Thirty years ago our family left Homer and headed to California, after an incredibly lucky break when Tom, who was editor of… Continue reading

Flo Larson

Music in our spheres

Recently in my home state, I stood on a butte and looked over the green, green geography of the magnificent Badlands of western North Dakota,… Continue reading

Flo Larson

Homer News Letters to the Editor

Thanks for Elks Scholarship I would like to thank the Homer Elks Club for its generous contribution to my education. I am very grateful to… Continue reading

Homer, Alaska: Letters to the editor

I ask everyone in our community to “be yourself” and work hard to accept others for who they are. The diverse viewpointsexpressed in Homer are what make us strong. We can be diverse. Respectful. Equal. And, yes, inclusive.

A cat with a dead bird. (Photo with permission from Clare Nielsen American Bird Conservatory Birds)

Point of View: No cat left outdoors

Birds lead a busy and precarious life. When they aren’t spending their time and energy in search of food, building a nest, defending their territories,… Continue reading

A cat with a dead bird. (Photo with permission from Clare Nielsen American Bird Conservatory Birds)

Homer, Alaska: Letters to the editor

Why I marched with Pride I attended high school in Houston, Texas in the late 1970s. I remember sitting in class more than once listening… Continue reading

Point of View: Legislation addresses opioid addiction

Alaska is facing a public health emergency due to opioid-based pain killers. Alaskans are dying and families are suffering. I joined other lawmakers to take… Continue reading