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)
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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Stretching the Tape: what is an individual’s responsibility in upholding hunting ethics?

This hunting season I was confronted on a personal level with an ethical issue that is more prevalent in our community than I ever would… Continue reading

We’re building the ship as we’re sailing it

Three weeks ago, Anna Meredith and Connor Schmidt represented Kachemak Bay Family Planning’s R.E.C. Room at Action to Access, the 2018 ACEs Conference and Pediatric… Continue reading

Flo Larson

Pay it Forward: a noble profession

It was the fall of 1970 when I took a mushroom identification class from Boyd Schaffer. Boyd was a master in the wilderness. He knew… Continue reading

Flo Larson
Jessica Golden, director of Hospice of Homer.

Connection is the starting point for hospice services

Above my desk, is a quote by the writer Kurt Vonnegut; “The most daring thing you can do with your life is to create stable… Continue reading

Jessica Golden, director of Hospice of Homer.
Rep. Paul Seaton speaks at a candidate forum Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. Seaton is running for re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives District 31 seat, against Republican candidate and political newcomer Sarah Vance. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Paul Seaton: ‘I care about the future of this great state’

I’ve lived in Alaska for over 43 years. In that time my wife Tina and I have raised two kids, built four houses, run six… Continue reading

Rep. Paul Seaton speaks at a candidate forum Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. Seaton is running for re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives District 31 seat, against Republican candidate and political newcomer Sarah Vance. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Sarah Vance, a Republican candidate for the Alaska House of Representatives District 31 seat, speaks at a candidate forum Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. Vance will face incumbent Rep. Paul Seaton in the November election. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sarah Vance: ‘It’s time for a change’

What kind of Alaska do You dream of? My name is Sarah Vance and I want to be your state representative in House district 31.… Continue reading

Sarah Vance, a Republican candidate for the Alaska House of Representatives District 31 seat, speaks at a candidate forum Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. Vance will face incumbent Rep. Paul Seaton in the November election. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Pondering the squandering, laundering of the Fund

Why has a family of four, entitled to $28,000 in Permanent Fund dividends over last three years only received less than $15,000? Why has the… Continue reading

Who gives a hoot? Many of our local owls, that’s who

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

Domestic violence is not always visible

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of domestic violence? If you are like most, you probably think of black… Continue reading