Charlie Franz

Please read the “Stand for Salmon” proposed statute before you vote

I read with interest Hal Spence’s opinion piece in the Aug. 30 Homer News. I appreciate Hal’s effort to ensure our wonderful salmon are protected.… Continue reading

 

An Anna’s hummingbird. (Photo by Aaron Lang)

Hummers in Homer

The following is the latest in a monthly series of articles about birds and birding, celebrating The Year of the Bird, 2018, with authors from… Continue reading

 

Aves Thompson (Photo provided)

Trucking says No on 1

If you eat anything, build anything, or purchase anything in Alaska, chances are it came on a truck. In fact, 94 percent of all Alaska… Continue reading

 

Point of View: There can be hope for recovery from addiction — lots of hope

As of Aug. 2, 2018, Megan has been in recovery for five years. We have had our daughter back for 1,821 days. According to our… Continue reading

Don’t be lured by the propaganda

Stand for Alaska - Vote No on Prop. 1, the corporate group spending massively to oppose efforts to protect Alaska’s fish resources, is flooding mailboxes… Continue reading

Karen Shemet, left, and Sue Reynolds, right, of the Parenting with Love and Limits (PLL) program. (Photo provided)

Pay it Forward: Program helps parents raise teens

Parenting is the toughest job you’ll ever love. Because teenagers are sharp, creative and ambitious, they add a whole new level of challenge to the… Continue reading

Karen Shemet, left, and Sue Reynolds, right, of the Parenting with Love and Limits (PLL) program. (Photo provided)
Special bird tape on windows can help reduce collisions of birds flying into the glass. (Photo provided)

What just hit my window?

The following is the latest in a monthly series of articles about birds and birding, celebrating The Year of the Bird, 2018, with authors from… Continue reading

Special bird tape on windows can help reduce collisions of birds flying into the glass. (Photo provided)

Public trails should be protected in Dorothy Drive area

Thanks to the Homer News for reporting on the proposal to vacate a portion of public right of way in the Gruening Vista subdivision off… Continue reading

Flo Larson

Music in our spheres

Recently in my home state, I stood on a butte and looked over the green, green geography of the magnificent Badlands of western North Dakota,… Continue reading

Flo Larson
A cat with a dead bird. (Photo with permission from Clare Nielsen American Bird Conservatory Birds)

Point of View: No cat left outdoors

Birds lead a busy and precarious life. When they aren’t spending their time and energy in search of food, building a nest, defending their territories,… Continue reading

A cat with a dead bird. (Photo with permission from Clare Nielsen American Bird Conservatory Birds)

Point of View: Legislation addresses opioid addiction

Alaska is facing a public health emergency due to opioid-based pain killers. Alaskans are dying and families are suffering. I joined other lawmakers to take… Continue reading

Nonprofit needs for June

Nonprofit needs The Kenai Peninsula Fair needs about 100 pallets for Mary’s Garden. They also are also looking for donations of flower and other starts.… Continue reading

The Community built the SPARC; the SPARC builds Community

In the spring of 2015, Homer parents Lisa and Daniel Zatz were frustrated that no place was available for their son and his friends to… Continue reading

Teresa Sundmark (Photo provided)

Canceled meeting highlights importance of Pride MonthCouncil member’s actions had far reaching effects

My daughter called from a rest stop an hour south of Philadelphia last week. She’s just finished her first year as a teacher, and is… Continue reading

Teresa Sundmark (Photo provided)