Point of View: Martin will offer ‘boots on the ground’ experience to HEA board

My primary goal as a Homer Electric Association board member will be to work with the other board members and management to construct and facilitate… Continue reading

Point of View: Time to prepare for new energy future

Editor’s note: The Homer News offered the District 3 Homer Electric Association Board candidates the opportunity to express their views. On April 1, Homer Electric… Continue reading

Point of View: Alaska’s Fiscal Crisis is a Mindset

Alaska’s fiscal crisis is mostly in the mind and ideology of Gov. Mike Dunleavy and his transplanted cohorts, who appear to be disciples of Ayn… Continue reading

Editorial: Council should have rescinded tainted ordinance

The Homer City Council at its regular meeting on Monday blew a chance to stand up for transparency and fairness in government. In a 3-3… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Think you are a conservative? Maybe you vote, maybe not. Maybe you voted for President Trump, Governor Dunleavy and Mayor Pierce, but, what are you… Continue reading

Pay it Forward: Sometimes philanthropy starts with simple assistance

I often prefer to tackle jobs during the winter months. The snow pack can be much easier to travel upon than the veggie covered terrain… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Protect the PFD We must protect the Permanent Fund dividend for generations to come. Alaskans’ PFDs should be paid in full using the law that… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Pebble Mine claims are a fairy tale Listening to Pebble Mine representatives say the fish won’t be impacted, the water won’t be impacted by this… Continue reading

Point of View: Dunlevy asks fishing communities to subsidize the oil and gas industry

In order to “balance” the budget Dunleavy wants to redirect local fish landing taxes from fishing towns, large and small across the state, to help… Continue reading

Artword by Conrad Field.

Point of View: Quantifying nearshore fish communities in Kachemak Bay

Alaska’s forage fish species, like Pacific herring, saffron cod, and Pacific sand lance, play a crucial role as food for adult salmon and other fish… Continue reading

Artword by Conrad Field.

Letters to the editor

Medical care appreciated Once again, my thanks to Dr. Tortora, nursing staff, and everyone at South Peninsula Hospital for keeping me alive. Their care for… Continue reading

Bjørn Olson. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Point of View: Carbon offsets offer market-based solution to impact of fuel consumption

In early March, Alaskans Know Climate Change purchased carbon offsets for the Kachemak Bay Conservation Center. This is an inexpensive market-based solution to address the… Continue reading

Bjørn Olson. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Letters to the editor

Artist helped students learn life skills Recently the students of West Homer Elementary were fortunate to host Homer artist and retired teacher Debbie Piper for… Continue reading

Pay it Forward: How to live forever

How to live forever

Letters to the editor

Don’t re-appropriate station funding The city council is considering an ordinance to move money dedicated to the Police Station fund to a new proposal to… Continue reading

Staff of the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve celebrate its 20th anniversary last month on Feb. 11, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Jim Schloemer, Steve Baird, Syverine Bentz, Jessica Shepherd, Chris Guo, Grace Allan and Coowe Walker. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Twenty Years of Coastal Science in Kachemak Bay’s Living Laboratory

In February the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (KBNERR) celebrated 20 years of place-based research and education, including long-term monitoring of coastal and estuarine… Continue reading

Staff of the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve celebrate its 20th anniversary last month on Feb. 11, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Jim Schloemer, Steve Baird, Syverine Bentz, Jessica Shepherd, Chris Guo, Grace Allan and Coowe Walker. (Photo provided)

Editorial: Honor and grieve with the Coast Guard

On the theme of “Coasting Through Winter,” this weekend for the Homer Winter Carnival we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Coast Guard in Homer.… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Girl Scouts appreciate Indian dinner fundraiser support Girl Scout Troop 1935 would like to thank everyone who came out and supported us at our Indian… Continue reading

Point of View: Not By Accident

Despite its universal usage, safety experts do not like the term “accident.” Colloquially, the word has come to imply an incident that “just happens” and… Continue reading

Editorial: Dunleavy’s Procrustean budget

Gov. Mike Dunleavy deserves both acclaim and criticism for his proposed fiscal year 2020 budget. While he’s not the first governor to present a budget… Continue reading