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
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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
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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.
Homer Foundation logo.

Point of View: Intention as a means to pay it forward

A few days ago I received a phone call with news that a high school friend living in South Dakota died due to COVID-19. These… Continue reading

Homer Foundation logo.
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Point of View: Tourism needs your help; let us help you go big in 2021

Travel and tourism took a hard hit everywhere, and Alaska was no exception. In-state travel was the difference maker for many businesses in 2020. Alaskans… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2021
  • By Destination Marketing Organisations For the Homer News
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Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Feb. 18, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Dear editor, Homer is a COVID-19 caring community. We care about our people and our seniors and want them to be vaccinated. So what happened… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Feb. 18, 2021.
Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Feb. 11, 2021.

Letters to the Editor

Wear a face mask Hi everyone. The whole world needs to wear a mask. It does not matter if you don’t like it. We have… Continue reading

Michael O'Meara's cartoon for Feb. 11, 2021.
Curtis Thayer. (Photo courtesy Alaska Energy Authority)

Point of View: Alaska Energy Authority – committed to our rural neighbors

Nowhere in Alaska is the high cost of energy felt more than in rural communities. While all Alaskans endure high energy costs, the impact is… Continue reading

Curtis Thayer. (Photo courtesy Alaska Energy Authority)
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (Logo provided)

Point of View: Our connection to nature connects us to each other

Appreciation of the natural world that surrounds us can be a unifying element in our community

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (Logo provided)