Grace Allan, Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve technician, collects a phytoplankton sample on June 7, 2017, in Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Harvest at your own risk – warmer ocean temperatures tied to toxic phytoplankton blooms

This July 4th coincides with the lowest tide of the month. At a -4.9, the 10:27 a.m. tide offers opportunities to examine rocky subtidal creatures… Continue reading

Grace Allan, Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve technician, collects a phytoplankton sample on June 7, 2017, in Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Editorial: ‘Two Old Women’ offers wisdom on veto overrides

In the Alaska Native classic novel, “Two Old Women,” author Velma Wallis tells the story of two elders left behind by their tribe during a… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Schroer Fund helps KBBI KBBI would like to sincerely thank Dave and Beth Schroer for their generous support of KBBI via their Donor-Advised fund at… Continue reading

Point of View: July 4, 1959 — A Remembrance of Alaska’s 49-Star Flag

July 4, 2019, marks the 60th anniversary of the first raising of the 49-star flag at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. “J’you know the capital… Continue reading

Point of View: You can make a difference at the border; July 11 fundraiser will help you know how

Today Americans are celebrating freedom. It’s a day when political differences, racial divides, gender identities and other things that too often drive a wedge between… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2019
  • By Lori Evans and Sherry Stead For the Homer News
  • Point of View
Pioneer Hall at the Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchoarge, as seen on July 2, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Point of View: Governor’s budget cut threatens KPC and postsecondary education on Peninsula

It’s pure and simple: the University of Alaska (UA) is facing a fiscal crisis unlike any it has ever seen in its 100-plus year existence,… Continue reading

Pioneer Hall at the Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchoarge, as seen on July 2, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Greg Loudon

Point of View: Working towards private sector solutions for Alaska’s health care woes

When it comes to health care costs in Alaska, it is all about dollars and cents. Continuing to study and discuss a government-run Health Care… Continue reading

Greg Loudon

Letters to the Editor

Grad grateful for science scholarship Growing up in Homer, surrounded by the incredibly beautiful and diverse landscape of Kachemak Bay it was easy for the… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2019

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for Epperson Day support Our heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers and community members who helped make Homer Council on the Arts’ traditional celebration… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2019

Point of View: Pay it Forward — The Mariner mat room has changed in 20 years

When I started wrestling, girls on the mat were few and far between. In middle school, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Disitrict Board of Education… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2019
  • By Tela O’Donnell Bacher For the Homer News
  • Point of View
A woman in a wheelchair uses the Homer Harbor boardwalk in an undated photo taken in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provide/Independent Living Center)

Point of View: Accessibility could bring new visitor market to Homer

“Accessible Homer” has a nice ring to it. For Homer, it could have a nice monetary ring to it too. A 2015 national survey by… Continue reading

A woman in a wheelchair uses the Homer Harbor boardwalk in an undated photo taken in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provide/Independent Living Center)

Letters to the editor

Hickory should be renamed in honor of CWO Michael Kozlozski The recent article in the Homer News mentioned that Lt. Cmdr. Leggett was temporarily relieved… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2019

Letters to the editor

Unlock city bathrooms You would think the city might unlock the bathrooms that were specifically built to accommodate cruise ship visitors when the cruise ship… Continue reading

Point of View: Fisheries management is the answer to the PFD battle

Maybe the answer is fish.

Point of View: Measles vaccine prevents illness, saves lives

In 1989, I spent two months working in a hospital in Tanzania, Africa. While I worked in that small village, where no vaccines were available… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Blast off with Summer@HPL Summer@HPL has launched. The national theme this year is Universe of Stories, and the Homer Public Library has planned over 50… Continue reading

Point of View: Hatchery fish benefit many fishermen

Last July I saw some beautiful bright sockeye coming off of small boats and being cared for at the cleaning tables in the Homer Harbor,… Continue reading

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

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