Letters to the Editor

Vance has failed voters Rep. Sarah Vance has failed the voters of our district miserably. She has had little if any contact with her constituents.… Continue reading

Sandhill cranes feed off a gravel trail on Aug. 5, 2019, in Beluga Slough, Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Nina Faust)

Point of View: Protect Beluga Slough and its incredible sandhill crane viewing

As co-founder and lead educator for Kachemak Crane Watch, I enjoy writing articles and producing films for public education about sandhill crane behavior; facilitate citizen… Continue reading

Sandhill cranes feed off a gravel trail on Aug. 5, 2019, in Beluga Slough, Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Nina Faust)
Fran Zwonitzer

Point of View: In upcoming election, make an effort to understand the truth

Editor’s note: Due to a typesetting error, the words “for government” were left out in this Adolf Hitler quote in the second-to-last paragraph, “What great… Continue reading

Fran Zwonitzer

Point of View: Dunleavy must be recalled

An Open Letter to the People of Alaska Dear friends and neighbors, We take seriously our obligation to build and sustain communities so that Alaskans… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2019
  • By Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli For the Homer News
  • Point of View
Katarina Hockema

Point of View: Long journey applying to college pays off in scholarship

Senior year of high school is a whirlwind blur of deadlines, grades, and most importantly, applications. After all, the best way to tell someone about… Continue reading

Katarina Hockema

Letters to the Editor

Magical Homer Oh my god, Homer. You know how to make five great musician fall in love with this place. You are the most amazing… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Please don’t protest at KBC In the midst of all of the budget uncertainty, I’d like let the community of Homer know that the Kachemak… Continue reading

Rob Lund, right, shows a beehive to children on a Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies field trip on June 30, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Homer is a great place for people — and bees

Over the last couple of years, Homer has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of honey bee colonies kept in the city, providing Homer… Continue reading

Rob Lund, right, shows a beehive to children on a Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies field trip on June 30, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Use fat PFDs to pay it forward for arts, other cut programs

Last week, Gov. Mike Dunleavy abruptly vetoed all of the Alaska Legislature’s approved funding for the arts and culture in Alaska, cut the University of… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

How did government license become a property right? In the Alaska government’s gift of a multi-million dollar salmon resource to a handful of resident and… Continue reading

Point of View: Arts organizations, other nonprofits build on state stewardship

Correction: This opinion piece has been changed to indiciate that Asia Freeman is the Artistic Director of Bunnell Street Arts Center and Adele Person is… 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

Homer Foundation Executive Director Mike Miller. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Be informed: governor’s vetoes will affect local nonprofit services

After the State Legislature approved a budget with some very deep cuts, Gov. Mike Dunleavy used his veto pen to cut another $444 Million. These… Continue reading

Homer Foundation Executive Director Mike Miller. (Photo provided)
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