The logo of the Homer Foundation.

Pay it Forward: Pier One then and now

Local theater perseveres in pandemic.

The logo of the Homer Foundation.
Peter Zuyus

Point of View: Alaska seniors and disabled suffer under Department of Administration change

Closure of Homer, other DMV offices will hurt seniors and disabled.

Peter Zuyus
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Point of View: Sharing the community spirit

Share the Spirit continued programs even in pandemic year.

  • Jan 6, 2021
  • By Jayne Locklar, Jonathan Adams, Shari Daugherty, Kelly Glidden and Emmy Olsen-Drye For the Homer News
  • OpinionPoint of View
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Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (logo provided)

Point of View: Start New Year with ‘Dry January’ sobriety challenge

In American culture, we view the start of the New Year as a time to make life changes, to reflect on the past year, to… Continue reading

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (logo provided)
Catherine Cassidy. (Photo courtesy Catherine Cassidy)

Point of View: Dunleavy takes a wrecking ball to peninsula fishing economy

The Kenai Peninsula was delivered a low blow by Gov. Mike Dunleavy this month. At the very end of a four-year process intended to bring… Continue reading

Catherine Cassidy. (Photo courtesy Catherine Cassidy)
The Homer Foundation logo.

Point of View: :Pay it Forward — It’s time to ‘lean in’ through volunteer efforts

‘Lean in’ experience from Zoom talk can be expanded as community support during pandemic.

The Homer Foundation logo.
Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett, Commander, Navy Region Northwest, in a photo taken in January 2020. (Photo courtesy U.S. Navy Public Affairs)

Point of View: Navy training in Alaska vital for real-world response readiness

The Gulf of Alaska is the site of a critical military training area where the U.S. Navy has trained safely and effectively for more than… Continue reading

Rear Adm. Stephen Barnett, Commander, Navy Region Northwest, in a photo taken in January 2020. (Photo courtesy U.S. Navy Public Affairs)
David W. Schade, director of the state Division of Agriculture (courtesy)

Point of View: Now that industrial hemp is legal, Alaska’s industry must follow law

While industrial hemp is an old-time agricultural crop, many still think of cannabis only as marijuana.

David W. Schade, director of the state Division of Agriculture (courtesy)
Pam Brodie

Point of View: Murkowski could hold key to unifying America

A lot rides on the outcome of the Georgia U.S. Senate run-off elections, but some things will be the same no matter who wins. Whether… Continue reading

Pam Brodie
In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, then-Alaska Gov. Bill Walker addresses delegates at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Point of View: Alaska’s Gasline — the time is now

I am pleased to be a founding member of the newly formed Alaska Gasline & LNG, LLC. (AGLNG) alongside Alaska Laborers’ Local 341, longtime Fairbanks… Continue reading

In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, then-Alaska Gov. Bill Walker addresses delegates at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
Alaska Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer. (Photo courtesy Lt. Governor's office)

Point of View: Thanks to Alaskans for participating in the democratic process

This year has been one for the record books, and this month’s election was no exception. Turning out in numbers that haven’t been seen in… Continue reading

Alaska Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer. (Photo courtesy Lt. Governor's office)
The logo for South Peninsula Hospital. (Image courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)

Point of View: Help us to help you by being COVID-19 safe

Doctors seek community action in keeping COVID-19 numbers down

  • Nov 24, 2020
  • By South Peninsula Hospital Medical Executive Committee For the Homer News
  • OpinionPoint of View
The logo for South Peninsula Hospital. (Image courtesy South Peninsula Hospital)
Zoe Stonorov. (Photo courtesy of Zoe Stonorov)

Point of View: Community and isolation

Be kind to each other during the pandemic.

Zoe Stonorov. (Photo courtesy of Zoe Stonorov)
A "hug raincheck" sticker Flo Larson received in the summer of 2020 in Homer, Alaska, made her realize how much she missed human contact during the COVID-19 pandemic, she writes. (Photo courtesy Flo Larson)

Point of View: Thoughts about the pandemic

Last summer, while standing on the boardwalk on the Spit, an acquaintance walked by. Without a word, she handed me something flat and plastic. I… Continue reading

A "hug raincheck" sticker Flo Larson received in the summer of 2020 in Homer, Alaska, made her realize how much she missed human contact during the COVID-19 pandemic, she writes. (Photo courtesy Flo Larson)
West Homer Elementary School Principal Eric Waltenbaugh.

Point of View: Keep practicing COVID-19 safety to reopen schools

Safe practices, testing and contact tracing will bring numbers down.

West Homer Elementary School Principal Eric Waltenbaugh.
Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (Logo provided)

Point of View: The season of giving thanks

Reflect on gratitude in stressful times

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships. (Logo provided)
Sen. Gary Stevens. (Photo by Clark James Mishler, courtesy of Doug Letch)

Candidate Point of View: Gary Stevens

Senate District P candidates Gary Stevens and Greg Madden were invited to submit a 650-word point of view on any subject relating to their campaign… Continue reading

Sen. Gary Stevens. (Photo by Clark James Mishler, courtesy of Doug Letch)
A sample ballot shows a hypothetical ranked-vote system for voting on senior issues. (Illustration by Peter Zuyus)

Point of View: Seniors should vote ‘no’ on Ballot Measure 2

Ballot Measure 2 could work against interests of seniors

A sample ballot shows a hypothetical ranked-vote system for voting on senior issues. (Illustration by Peter Zuyus)
The logo for Alaskans For Better Elections, the group supporting Ballot Measure 2.

Point of View: Alaskans should chooseAlaska’s future

Vote ‘yes’ on Ballot Measure 2 for better elections

The logo for Alaskans For Better Elections, the group supporting Ballot Measure 2.
Alaska House District 31 candidate Kelly Cooper. (Photo by Tim Steinberg)

Candidate Point of View: Kelly Cooper

I want to take a moment and set aside all the noise from this campaign. I know you’re tired of all the spin, campaign rhetoric… Continue reading

Alaska House District 31 candidate Kelly Cooper. (Photo by Tim Steinberg)
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