Pebble presentation was frustrating As a Cook Inlet fisherman, I found Wednesday’s Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) presentation by Mark Hamilton at a Kenai Peninsula Economic… Continue reading


Share the Spirit needs feedback We need your feedback. Each year we learn a thing or two and try to apply that to the coming… Continue reading

Point of View: Pass Peace Forward; Creating a more peaceful world starts with intercultural understanding

In 1972, at the age of 17, I took the biggest risk of my life and went to live in Finland as an AFS foreign… Continue reading

Editorial: Want good journalism? Expect to pay a bit

“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch,” the journalist Walter Morrow wrote in 1938. As we start 2019 and enter our 55th year… Continue reading

Birders find a record 71 species for Christmas bird count

One never knows in the wee hours before a Christmas Bird Count what will occur that day. The birds, the weather, the ice, the tides,… Continue reading


Thanks, Kachemak Bay Marines Once again the Kachemak Bay Marines have sponsored the free Christmas Eve skate at the Kevin Bell Arena. A couple hundred… Continue reading

Point of View: Creating a culture of gratitude

As 2018 comes to a close, it is a time when many reflect on the past year. Looking back on 2018 I realize that there… Continue reading


Thanks for Dirty Water Bill I would like to thank The Divine Sen. M, the smooth talking Sen. D. S. and congressman forever and a… Continue reading

Unhinged Alaska: A different kind of gift

Dec. 11, 2018 nearly slowed my Christmas spirit roll to a complete stop when Old Man Winter suddenly showed up flinging copious quantities of freezing… Continue reading


Thank you to the Homer Foundation Thank you to the Educators Professional Development Fund Committee and Homer Foundation for awarding a grant to help me… Continue reading

Point of View: A Christmas Homecoming

During her busy and too-brief life, my wife helped in many nonprofit organizations. I never did. As a working journalist, I kept my distance from… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Thank you, Homer We are so grateful to the Homer Chamber of Commerce, the Homer community and doctors who came out to our open house… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor

Don’t strip mine the seas This letter was inspired by the Nov. 15 “Fish Factor” by Laine Welch and the article next to that column… Continue reading

Nonprofit needs

December nonprofit needs The Senior Center needs a seamstress to sew shirt protectors for residents and adult day participants. Contact: Keren Kelly, keren@homerseniors.com Kachemak Heritage… Continue reading

Point of View: Discover the American dipper

The American Dipper, (Cinclus mexicanus) or “Water Ouzel,” as many affectionately call this hardy year-round resident of the Kenai Peninsula, can also be found as… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2018
  • By Janet Klein and Jack Wiles For the Homer News
  • Point of View


Share the Spirt update Dear community members; If you are in need of assistance providing for your household this holiday season, please visit a local… Continue reading

Rob and Annie Wiard

Point of View: Grief is a real aspect of addiction recovery

Parents of a child suffering from addiction, also suffer from intense grief, most often unacknowledged grief. As parents of a child who suffers from the… Continue reading

Rob and Annie Wiard
A red poll feeds at a Homer, Alaska, house in February 2018. (Photo by BJ Hitchcock)

Winter is a great time to feed the birds

If you enjoy watching birds, you may want to put up some bird feeders. Feeders will draw birds in for closer and longer viewing. They… Continue reading

A red poll feeds at a Homer, Alaska, house in February 2018. (Photo by BJ Hitchcock)

Give thanks by giving more

Recently a woman sent the Homer News a message through Facebook about a friend she knew who could use a little help. “No food for… Continue reading


Rep. Paul Seaton: Thanks for the honor of serving you for 16 years Thank you to the voters of District 31 for the honor of… Continue reading