Point of View: Stroozas: Running for a second term to keep ‘balanced wisdom’ on council

There are many reasons why we live in Homer but a common denominator exists for each of us who reside “at the end of the… Continue reading

Dana Pruhs

Point of View: The fire that never should have happened

The decision by federal officials to not allow initial attack on the Swan Lake Fire needs to be seriously examined. A look at media reports… Continue reading

Dana Pruhs

Point of View: State, feds should open up land for farming

You can’t handle the truth. Smokey Bear and the U.S. Forest Service announced on the radio recently that 2,000 square miles of forests are burnt… Continue reading

Penelope Haas.

Point of View: Sussing out the truth on section-line easements

A recent petition to remove or “vacate” a section line easement near Dorothy Drive and East Skyline Drive has caused an outsized and at times… Continue reading

Penelope Haas.

Point of View: Hygiene kits keep making a difference for refugees on southern border

A much belated thank you to those who are making a difference at our nation’s southern border. About 15 people showed up at Grace Ridge… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2019
  • By Lori Evans, Sherry Stead and McKibben Jackinsky For the Homer News
  • OpinionPoint of View
McKibben Jackinsky. (Photo by Janelle Orth)

Point of View: Don’t let Big Oil shut you up

It was a packed house at Land’s End Resort on Aug. 22. Homer, Anchor Point, Nanwalek and Ninilchik residents wanted details about Hilcorp’s plan for… Continue reading

McKibben Jackinsky. (Photo by Janelle Orth)

Point of View: UA is committed to students regardless of structure

There has been much concern regarding the future of the University of Alaska, given the events of the last six months. I’d like to assure… Continue reading

A collection of marine debris found at a clean-up in 2013 at Gore Point, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Steinberg)

Point of View: Marine debris is a rising problem

My adventure begin with Jaden, my friend from Denver Colorado. Jaden came to Alaska to visit and help with the marine debris cleanup left over… Continue reading

A collection of marine debris found at a clean-up in 2013 at Gore Point, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Steinberg)

Point of View: Salmonfest strives to celebrate salmon and support sobriety

As a career producer, business owner and employer of many, I have always implored my staff to provide the most courteous service to our patrons… Continue reading

Point of View: Salmonfest should be about more than drugs, alcohol

What is the point of Salmonfest? To celebrate salmon, enjoy live music, delicious food and tasty drinks in the company of friends and family? To… Continue reading

Philip Licht, Executive Director of Set Free Alaska in a 2017 photo. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Set Free Alaska wants to work better with Homer

For the last seven months Set Free Alaska has been pursuing the development and launch of a residential treatment center for men in Homer. During… Continue reading

Philip Licht, Executive Director of Set Free Alaska in a 2017 photo. (Photo provided)

Living ‘Pay It Forward’

Learning to ride a horse takes time and patience. Years ago to earn money to pay for college, I worked as a female counselor at… Continue reading

Homer Mayor Ken Castner in a photo taken on Aug. 13, 2019, in Homer, Alaska (Photo provided)

Point of View: Vow to not break tie votes means ‘Getting to Yes’

Back in 1981, two members of the Harvard Negotiation Project, Roger Fisher and William Ury, published a small book called “Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement… Continue reading

Homer Mayor Ken Castner in a photo taken on Aug. 13, 2019, in Homer, Alaska (Photo provided)

A Welcome from Superintendent O’Brien

The 2019 - 2020 school year is here and we are ready. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District team is thrilled to welcome back students,… Continue reading

Sandhill cranes feed off a gravel trail on Aug. 5, 2019, in Beluga Slough, Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Nina Faust)

Point of View: Protect Beluga Slough and its incredible sandhill crane viewing

As co-founder and lead educator for Kachemak Crane Watch, I enjoy writing articles and producing films for public education about sandhill crane behavior; facilitate citizen… Continue reading

Sandhill cranes feed off a gravel trail on Aug. 5, 2019, in Beluga Slough, Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Nina Faust)
Fran Zwonitzer

Point of View: In upcoming election, make an effort to understand the truth

Editor’s note: Due to a typesetting error, the words “for government” were left out in this Adolf Hitler quote in the second-to-last paragraph, “What great… Continue reading

Fran Zwonitzer

Point of View: Dunleavy must be recalled

An Open Letter to the People of Alaska Dear friends and neighbors, We take seriously our obligation to build and sustain communities so that Alaskans… Continue reading

Katarina Hockema

Point of View: Long journey applying to college pays off in scholarship

Senior year of high school is a whirlwind blur of deadlines, grades, and most importantly, applications. After all, the best way to tell someone about… Continue reading

Katarina Hockema
Rob Lund, right, shows a beehive to children on a Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies field trip on June 30, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Homer is a great place for people — and bees

Over the last couple of years, Homer has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of honey bee colonies kept in the city, providing Homer… Continue reading

Rob Lund, right, shows a beehive to children on a Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies field trip on June 30, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Use fat PFDs to pay it forward for arts, other cut programs

Last week, Gov. Mike Dunleavy abruptly vetoed all of the Alaska Legislature’s approved funding for the arts and culture in Alaska, cut the University of… Continue reading

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