Michael O'Meara's cartoon for April 15, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Fraud in 2020 Election Do not fall for the lie that 50 court cases alleging election fraud in the 2020 presidential election have been decided… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for April 15, 2021.
Homer Foundation logo.

Point of View: Pay it Forward — It matters only that you care

It is gray and snowing again, big sloppy wet flakes that turn to rain before reaching the ground. I am buoyed by the forecast which… Continue reading

Homer Foundation logo.
Nina Faust

Point of View: Celebrate Citizen Science Month with Crane Watch

April is Citizen Science Month, an opportunity for people to get involved in Citizen Science projects all over the country and right in their own… Continue reading

Nina Faust
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for April 8, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I read in last week’s letters to the editor that “a lot of people believe … that the last election was stolen from… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for April 8, 2021.
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (Logo provided)

Point of View: Land acknowledgment works toward racial justice

From Uzintun to lands north of Niqnalchint, Indigenous place names honor First Peoples

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (Logo provided)
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Point of View: Walking the talk on responsible energy development

Sen. Josh Revak, R-Anchorage, recently stated in an op-ed, “Alaska has and continues to be a shining example of responsible resource and energy development —… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2021
  • By Robert Archibald and Donna Schantz For the Homer News
  • Point of View
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Michael O'Meara's cartoon for April 1, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, It only took three clerks to keep our local Division of Motor Vehicles humming along perfectly and inexpensively for many years, but now… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for April 1, 2021.
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Point of View: Take it for Team Alaska

It was a highly contagious germ that existed since the beginning of time. In mummified Pharoahs’ bones, evidence of tuberculosis was found. It lived in… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2021
  • By Susan Phillips Cushing For the Homer News
  • Point of View
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Peter Zuyus

Point of View: HB 137 supports Alaska rural communities like Homer

House Bill 137 was introduced by Rep. Zack Fields. The bill will keep State Division of Motor Vehicle offices open and stop the predatory and… Continue reading

Peter Zuyus
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for March 25, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Homer Community, On behalf of McNeil Canyon Elementary school, staff and students we want to thank you for your support for our current Artist… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for March 25, 2021.
Ariel Silverman (Photo courtesy of Ariel Silverman)

Point of View: The costs of climate change on the Pebble Mine

In November 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) denied the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) a key permit necessary to build the Pebble Mine,… Continue reading

Ariel Silverman (Photo courtesy of Ariel Silverman)
The Homer Foundation logo.

Point of View: One year later

“In like a lion, out like a lamb” is how we like to think of the month of March. Change and transition. Last March we… Continue reading

The Homer Foundation logo.
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for March 18, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Gooseberry Fund grant appreciated Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park would like to thank, recognize and honor the recent generous support from the Gooseberry Fund… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for March 18, 2021.
Kim McNett in a photo taken in March 2014 on one of her Arctic adventures. (Photo by Bjørn Olson)

Point of View: Peatlands can help draw down and sequester carbon

Peatlands, also known as muskeg or bogs, are a familiar spongy, soggy landscape feature on the lower Kenai Peninsula. Peat, however, is not just any… Continue reading

Kim McNett in a photo taken in March 2014 on one of her Arctic adventures. (Photo by Bjørn Olson)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses Alaskans during a remote press conference on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Dunleavy announced that the COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all Alaskans who want it. (Screenshot)

Point of View: The end is in sight

Tuesday night, I announced that COVID-19 vaccines are now available to any Alaskan who wants one. While seniors and our most vulnerable will continue to… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2021
  • By Gov. Mike Dunleavy For the Homer News
  • Point of View
Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses Alaskans during a remote press conference on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Dunleavy announced that the COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all Alaskans who want it. (Screenshot)
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for March 11, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, It is with deep gratitude that I write to thank the City of Homer and Kachemak City for their assistance in sustaining our… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for March 11, 2021.
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for March 4, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Educators can apply for grant The board of the Educators Professional Development Fund would like to inform all lower Kenai Peninsula educators that we are… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for March 4, 2021.
Larry Smith

Point of View: Instant Gratification, or Double Your Permanent Fund Marshmallows?

Remember the little children faced with the choice: eat this one marshmallow right now, or wait eight minutes and you can have two? Some kids… Continue reading

Larry Smith
Dotti Harness-Foster. (Photo by Jim Lavrakas)

Point of View: Movement is life

“Move today and you’ll love moving tomorrow.”- Ruthy Alon, Feldenkrais Practitioner and movement trainer. I haven’t met a soul who couldn’t benefit from moving more… Continue reading

Dotti Harness-Foster. (Photo by Jim Lavrakas)
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Feb. 25, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, As a community member of the Kenai Peninsula since the mid 1980s, I have seen the influence the commercial salmon fishery in Cook… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Feb. 25, 2021.