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Editorial: Council should have rescinded tainted ordinance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

Point of View: Dunlevy asks fishing communities to subsidize the oil and gas industry

In order to “balance” the budget Dunleavy wants to redirect local fish landing taxes from fishing towns, large and small across the state, to help… Continue reading

Artword by Conrad Field.

Point of View: Quantifying nearshore fish communities in Kachemak Bay

Alaska’s forage fish species, like Pacific herring, saffron cod, and Pacific sand lance, play a crucial role as food for adult salmon and other fish… Continue reading

Artword by Conrad Field.

Letters to the editor

Medical care appreciated Once again, my thanks to Dr. Tortora, nursing staff, and everyone at South Peninsula Hospital for keeping me alive. Their care for… Continue reading

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

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

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

How to live forever