Letters to the Editor

Get involved in causes I spent the past couple of weeks tabling outside of Homer businesses, asking shoppers to answer a survey for a class… Continue reading

Kelly Cooper (Photo provided)

Point of View: Is it time for a borough manager form of government?

As we prepare for the election on Oct. 1, residents of the peninsula have questions about Ballot Proposition 1. I ask that you set aside… Continue reading

Kelly Cooper (Photo provided)

Point of View: Support Prop A to help keep plastics out of oceans

Traveling through Alaska by human-power has been a lifelong obsession of mine. Last August, my partner Kim McNett and I rode our fat-bikes from Kotzebue… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Think about place in the world It’s your world view that’s important. What’s your place in this world? Are you here to trash and abuse… Continue reading

Don and Sherry Stead.

Point of View: Beverage board doesn’t need clarity on brewery activities

The State of Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is proposing clarification to the regulations governing Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries. The ABC’s duties are to adopt… Continue reading

Don and Sherry Stead.

Point of View: Raise generous children by encouraging philanthropy

Nestled on the bookshelf next to the Nancy Drew books and Magic, the black stuffed dog, sat three cookie tin jars in a row. In… Continue reading

Point of View: Why you should vote for me, Storm for Homer City Council

I am running for Homer City Council because I love this community. This is my home, the home of my parents, my grandparents and most… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2019
  • By Storm Hansen-Cavasos For the Homer News
  • Point of View

Letters to the Editor

Respect the flag Recently around town I’ve noticed a lot of American flags flying proudly from residences, churches and pickup trucks. I take this as… Continue reading

Point of View: The job of the Homer City Council is to do what’s best for the city as a whole

I have been contemplating my three years on the Homer City Council. Looking at the council from the outside, we can make judgments about what… Continue reading

Point of View: Think Tank solutions for Our Hamlet by the Sea

Empty your mind and picture a City Council created just for us. Imagine one that’s designed special here at the End of the Road. A… Continue reading

Point of View: Stroozas: Running for a second term to keep ‘balanced wisdom’ on council

There are many reasons why we live in Homer but a common denominator exists for each of us who reside “at the end of the… Continue reading

Dana Pruhs

Point of View: The fire that never should have happened

The decision by federal officials to not allow initial attack on the Swan Lake Fire needs to be seriously examined. A look at media reports… Continue reading

Dana Pruhs

Letters to the Editor

School unions send message to district An open letter to the communities of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, As the presidents of the Kenai… Continue reading

Point of View: State, feds should open up land for farming

You can’t handle the truth. Smokey Bear and the U.S. Forest Service announced on the radio recently that 2,000 square miles of forests are burnt… Continue reading

Penelope Haas.

Point of View: Sussing out the truth on section-line easements

A recent petition to remove or “vacate” a section line easement near Dorothy Drive and East Skyline Drive has caused an outsized and at times… Continue reading

Penelope Haas.

Point of View: Hygiene kits keep making a difference for refugees on southern border

A much belated thank you to those who are making a difference at our nation’s southern border. About 15 people showed up at Grace Ridge… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2019
  • By Lori Evans, Sherry Stead and McKibben Jackinsky For the Homer News
  • Point of View
McKibben Jackinsky. (Photo by Janelle Orth)

Point of View: Don’t let Big Oil shut you up

It was a packed house at Land’s End Resort on Aug. 22. Homer, Anchor Point, Nanwalek and Ninilchik residents wanted details about Hilcorp’s plan for… Continue reading

McKibben Jackinsky. (Photo by Janelle Orth)

Letters to the Editor

Today, immigrant grandfather would be kicked out My grandfather, Aldolfo Giuseppe Giovanni Baptista Motta, arrived in steerage from Italy at the age of 15, alone,… Continue reading

Point of View: UA is committed to students regardless of structure

There has been much concern regarding the future of the University of Alaska, given the events of the last six months. I’d like to assure… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

TRAILS appreciates Foundation help TRAILS offers heartfelt thanks to Homer Foundation and the KLEPS and Willow Funds it manages. TRAILS is the “inclusive recreation” program… Continue reading