Letters to the Editor

Possibly eternal gratitude I would like to express my appreciation to all the folks that have been willing to brave the perilous journey from Anchorage… Continue reading

Point of View: Be strong and pass it on

When I was cross country ski coach at Homer Middle School at some point before the first race we’d focus several practice sessions on the… Continue reading

Point of View: Skilled Alaska workers deserve our thanks

Dave Reaves, Business Manager for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547. (Photo by Chris Arend, Courtesy of IBEW Local 1547) Let’s be real. Staying-in-place… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for runner support A big thank you to the Homer Foundation’s Opportunity Fund from the Kachemak Bay Running Club’s Board of Directors for its… Continue reading

Point of View: Making friends and connecting to people

Sitting on my balcony in Zürich, Switzerland in this extraordinary April 2020 I think back to the time I lived in Homer exactly 10 years… Continue reading

Point of View: Parents — You are essential workers

It happened. After a month of holding it together from behind the computer screen of my life; nursing my 7-month-old son in-between my countless Zoom… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Passengers should get relief, too Dear Editor, Alaska Airlines is eligible for $1.2 billion in federal relief from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.… Continue reading

Church of the Rock Homer Pastor Aaron Weisser, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy Aaron Weisser)

Point of View: Opportunities for kindness and caring have never been as ripe

Editor’s note: This opinion piece has been corrected to note that Aaron Weisser has a doctor of philosophy degree, or Ph.D. On March 18 I… Continue reading

Church of the Rock Homer Pastor Aaron Weisser, Ph.D. (Photo courtesy Aaron Weisser)

Point of View: Exciting tsunami at HEA

• Cheaper HEA bills forever • Fewer Outages • Cleaner, safer environment Until today those three things together was not an option. Choose two today… Continue reading

Point of View: Electricity in the age of COVID

Electricity is critically important. I am running for re-election to be a voice for diverse renewable generation that will lower electric bills. I understand that… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Cloth masks keep coronavirus from spreading On Friday, April 3, the CDC issued the recommendation to wear cloth face masks or coverings when in public… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Grateful for medicas I’m writing this from a hotel room in Anchorage near Providence Medical Center. Due to COVID-19 restrictions I cannot be with my… Continue reading

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Point of View: Homer community reports for duty in COVID-19 crisis

The cars and trucks were lined up at the Homer United Methodist Church parking lot through the lunch hour Monday, and they kept coming into… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2020
  • By Mike Miller and Tom Kizzia For the Homer News
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Point of View: State is helping those unemployed by pandemic

Federal and state legislation has expanded unemployment insurance benefits for Alaskans affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. Since the initial public health orders were announced, many… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2020
  • By Dr. Tamika Ledbetter For the Homer News
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Homer City Council member Donna Aderhold in a photo taken in March 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Donna Aderhold)

Point of View: Finding something beautiful in Homer

The library established the story walk early this year. I discovered this on a sunny Monday morning. The story, “Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed… Continue reading

Homer City Council member Donna Aderhold in a photo taken in March 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Donna Aderhold)
Ryan Smith, South Peninsula Hospital CEO. (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)

Point of View: South Peninsula Hospital is preparing for pandemic

“Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.” Several times on recent daily updates, I have heard Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer,… Continue reading

Ryan Smith, South Peninsula Hospital CEO. (Photo courtesy of South Peninsula Hospital)

Letters to the Editor

HEA ‘fair share’ should give one pause Dear Editor and Eager Readers, Electrical Stuff re: Homer Electric Association Kilowatt Courier, February 2020 In the back page… Continue reading

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Point of View: Overcome adversity one step at a time

Well, now what? For the last few years MAPP has been developing a community plan focusing on identifying, supporting and educating the community about Eight… Continue reading

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Point of View: Let’s be ahead of the curve to flatten the curve

Growing up in Alaska has been a gift. I was encouraged and supported by parents, neighbors, teachers and the community. As an educator and Homer… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Help is on the way Fellow Alaskans, The hard-working men and women of this state will not weather this storm alone. With a singular focus,… Continue reading