Point of View: Arts organizations, other nonprofits build on state stewardship

Correction: This opinion piece has been changed to indiciate that Asia Freeman is the Artistic Director of Bunnell Street Arts Center and Adele Person is… Continue reading

Homer Foundation Executive Director Mike Miller. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Be informed: governor’s vetoes will affect local nonprofit services

After the State Legislature approved a budget with some very deep cuts, Gov. Mike Dunleavy used his veto pen to cut another $444 Million. These… Continue reading

Homer Foundation Executive Director Mike Miller. (Photo provided)
Grace Allan, Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve technician, collects a phytoplankton sample on June 7, 2017, in Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Point of View: Harvest at your own risk – warmer ocean temperatures tied to toxic phytoplankton blooms

This July 4th coincides with the lowest tide of the month. At a -4.9, the 10:27 a.m. tide offers opportunities to examine rocky subtidal creatures… Continue reading

Grace Allan, Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve technician, collects a phytoplankton sample on June 7, 2017, in Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Point of View: July 4, 1959 — A Remembrance of Alaska’s 49-Star Flag

July 4, 2019, marks the 60th anniversary of the first raising of the 49-star flag at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. “J’you know the capital… Continue reading

Point of View: You can make a difference at the border; July 11 fundraiser will help you know how

Today Americans are celebrating freedom. It’s a day when political differences, racial divides, gender identities and other things that too often drive a wedge between… Continue reading

Pioneer Hall at the Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchoarge, as seen on July 2, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Point of View: Governor’s budget cut threatens KPC and postsecondary education on Peninsula

It’s pure and simple: the University of Alaska (UA) is facing a fiscal crisis unlike any it has ever seen in its 100-plus year existence,… Continue reading

Pioneer Hall at the Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchoarge, as seen on July 2, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Greg Loudon

Point of View: Working towards private sector solutions for Alaska’s health care woes

When it comes to health care costs in Alaska, it is all about dollars and cents. Continuing to study and discuss a government-run Health Care… Continue reading

Greg Loudon

Point of View: Pay it Forward — The Mariner mat room has changed in 20 years

When I started wrestling, girls on the mat were few and far between. In middle school, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Disitrict Board of Education… Continue reading

A woman in a wheelchair uses the Homer Harbor boardwalk in an undated photo taken in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provide/Independent Living Center)

Point of View: Accessibility could bring new visitor market to Homer

“Accessible Homer” has a nice ring to it. For Homer, it could have a nice monetary ring to it too. A 2015 national survey by… Continue reading

A woman in a wheelchair uses the Homer Harbor boardwalk in an undated photo taken in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provide/Independent Living Center)

Point of View: Measles vaccine prevents illness, saves lives

In 1989, I spent two months working in a hospital in Tanzania, Africa. While I worked in that small village, where no vaccines were available… Continue reading

Point of View: Hatchery fish benefit many fishermen

Last July I saw some beautiful bright sockeye coming off of small boats and being cared for at the cleaning tables in the Homer Harbor,… Continue reading

Pay it Forward: Pulling together in tough budget times

With anxiety rising these days about future state and municipal budgets, we all wonder how much our community will be thrown back on its own… Continue reading

Harmful species coordinator Rosie Masui takes samples at the Homer Harbor in July 2017 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Point of View: What we stand to lose

Every year, during budget negotiations at the state and federal level, staff at the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (KBNERR) wait nervously for news.… Continue reading

Harmful species coordinator Rosie Masui takes samples at the Homer Harbor in July 2017 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
A western sandpiper feeds in this undated photo. (Photo by Aaron Lang)

Shorebird migration stories

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

A western sandpiper feeds in this undated photo. (Photo by Aaron Lang)

Point of View: Socialist ideas stepping stone to ruin

Our country is in more jeopardy than it has since World War II, only this time the threat is from within. It is the socialist… Continue reading

‘Gag rule’ would restrict KBFPC ability to inform clients

In 1983 a group of inspired and motivated volunteers recognized a need for low-cost and informative reproductive health care in our community. Kachemak Bay Family… Continue reading

A rufous hummingbird sips nectar from a feeder in this undated photograph. (Photo by Carla Stanley)

Point of View: Bird-Friendly in Homer

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

A rufous hummingbird sips nectar from a feeder in this undated photograph. (Photo by Carla Stanley)

Point of View: Martin will offer ‘boots on the ground’ experience to HEA board

My primary goal as a Homer Electric Association board member will be to work with the other board members and management to construct and facilitate… Continue reading

Point of View: Time to prepare for new energy future

Editor’s note: The Homer News offered the District 3 Homer Electric Association Board candidates the opportunity to express their views. On April 1, Homer Electric… Continue reading

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