Point of View: RCA failed to save consumers from Enstar excesses

When the State of Alaska granted Enstar Natural Gas Company the exclusive rights to deliver gas to Homer, they did so with the promise that… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2019
  • By Philemon Morris Special to the Homer News
  • Point of View

Letters to the editor

Water Trail thankful for foundation award The Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park / Water Trail Committee were pleased to be the recipient of a… Continue reading

Point of View: The Earring Man — Paying it forward

My father makes earrings from rocks. He has a philosophy about it, too. He cuts the rocks with a rock saw, then grinds the pieces… Continue reading

Letters

Homestead Kid’s stories offer a glimpse of our past On December 13, 2018, Kachemak Heritage Land Trust (KHLT) held “Homestead Kids: Tales from the North… Continue reading

A rock sandpiper forages among ice on the Homer Spit in February 2012 in Homer, Alaska (Photo by George Matz)

Point of View: Rock sandpipers: the contrarian shorebird

Correction: The caption in the photo gave the wrong date. The caption should read “a rock sandpiper forages among ice on the Homer Spit in… Continue reading

A rock sandpiper forages among ice on the Homer Spit in February 2012 in Homer, Alaska (Photo by George Matz)

Letters

Israel is not America’s friend We move to boycott an apartheid state and our Congress moves to make such opposition a felony. We are belly… Continue reading

Point of View: ERA is still necessary

Men and women should be treated equally under the law. It seems pretty basic, right? As we approach the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, it… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2019
  • By Lisa Murkowski and Ben Cardin For the Homer News
  • Point of View

Letters

Smoke and broken mirrors in state mining safety updates Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Corri Feige paints a rosy picture, giving high grades to… Continue reading

Ken Landfield (Photo provided)
                                Ken Landfield (Photo provided)

Point of View: A letter to my daughter — Have hope

My daughter sent me the hour-plus long video clip of the interactions on the National Mall earlier this week with the comment, “This video scares… Continue reading

Ken Landfield (Photo provided)
                                Ken Landfield (Photo provided)
A Remington Deluxe Model 5 manual typewriter. (Homer News file photo)

Editorial: Teaching moments

The recent controversy regarding videotaped encounters between Native Americans, Catholic high school boys and Hebrew Black Israelites on Jan. 20 at the Lincoln Memorial in… Continue reading

A Remington Deluxe Model 5 manual typewriter. (Homer News file photo)

Letters

HCOA grateful for city, foundation support Homer Council on the Arts is grateful for the generosity of both the City and the Homer Foundation for allocating… Continue reading

Sue Mauger.

Point of View: Gov. Dunleavy leaves Alaskans in a ditch

When our new governor took down the “Climate Action for Alaska” webpage as one of the first acts of his administration, he left us in… Continue reading

Sue Mauger.
The HERC Building as seen in a 2010 file photo from the upper parking lot at Woodside Avenue. At the time the Kachemak Bay Campus used the building as temporary office and classroom space while the Pioneer Avenue building was being remodeled, one of several uses of the HERC since the city acquired it from the Kenai Peninsula Borough in 2000. (Homer News file photo)
                                The HERC Building as seen in a 2010 file photo from the upper parking lot at Woodside Avenue. At the time the Kachemak Bay Campus used the building as temporary office and classroom space while the Pioneer Avenue building was being remodeled, one of several uses of the HERC since the city acquired it from the Kenai Peninsula Borough in 2000. (Homer News file photo)

Point of View: HERC has history worth preserving

In reading the Dec. 13, 2018 article on recommendations of the Homer Educational and Recreational Complex Task Force, some thoughts and memories came up for… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2019
  • By Fay Kilcher Graham For the Homer News
  • Point of View
The HERC Building as seen in a 2010 file photo from the upper parking lot at Woodside Avenue. At the time the Kachemak Bay Campus used the building as temporary office and classroom space while the Pioneer Avenue building was being remodeled, one of several uses of the HERC since the city acquired it from the Kenai Peninsula Borough in 2000. (Homer News file photo)
                                The HERC Building as seen in a 2010 file photo from the upper parking lot at Woodside Avenue. At the time the Kachemak Bay Campus used the building as temporary office and classroom space while the Pioneer Avenue building was being remodeled, one of several uses of the HERC since the city acquired it from the Kenai Peninsula Borough in 2000. (Homer News file photo)
Photo illustration by Matt Tunseth

Coghill should reverse cellphone ban

As yet another sign of how government wants to duct tape the hands of the press to keep us from doing our jobs, at the… Continue reading

Photo illustration by Matt Tunseth

Letters

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

Letters

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

Letters

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