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)

Letters to the editor

YAC awards grants The Homer Foundation Youth Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the following recipients of our annual YAC grants that support fun and… Continue reading

A western sandpiper feeds in this undated photo. (Photo by Aaron Lang)

Shorebird migration stories

Following is the latest in a series of articles about birds and birding, celebrating The Year of the Bird, with authors from Kachemak Bay Birders.… Continue reading

A western sandpiper feeds in this undated photo. (Photo by Aaron Lang)

Letters to the editor

Legislators should follow mandate of Dunleavy supporters To all Legislators: Approximately 145,000 Alaskans voted for Gov. Mike Dunleavy because we believed in his message: Balance… Continue reading

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