Rotary, Foundation gave money for youth We send our thanks to the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown and the Homer Foundation for their recent gift in support of Youth Resource and Enrichment Co-op), a program of the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic. Thanks to your kindness and the generosity of others in our community, Homer-area […]
Parents, children and school employee’s need realistic solutions to prevent death during school shootings in America. Through January and February school safety evaluations and discussions are being held in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. I believe schools are vulnerable because of classroom doors and outdated windows.
Classroom doors typically open outward into the hallway; mainly for mass evacuation safety. Classroom doors should open inward so they can be barricaded or held shut if necessary. Fire drills are practiced monthly and classroom size is limited. This should prevent dangerous evacuation of classrooms with inward opening doors.
No healthy environment means no health I have lived in Alaska for 70 years – 30 years longer than you, Mr. Monte. (In response to “Who benefits the community as a whole,” by Homer Chamber of Commerce Director Monte Davis, Feb. 6.) You’ve lived here only since the oil came on the scene. I have […]
A right to privacy In response to an editorial I saw by Eileen Becker commenting on the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision, I’d like to shed light on another side of the more than likely ever ongoing issue of the legality of abortion. A woman’s body belongs to her. This is absolutely a […]
Hockey goes by zero tolerance on fighting It was with distress that I read Steve Wolfe’s Point of View in the paper last week pertaining to fighting in hockey. Steve has an impressive curriculum vitae as a coach and author, but I would like to inform him (and hopefully other readers) about the zero-tolerance rules […]
Where were oil spill ‘drillers’ In regarding the inability to address pollution from the Jakolof Bay incident, the public needs to be aware that even after the gulf spill, this is the kind of response technology and ineffectiveness that will be used in the Arctic, Upper Cook Inlet, Prince William Sound and from extensive research, […]
Good concept, bad proposed implementation I am a proponent of bringing natural gas to Homer, mainly because of the environmental benefits. However, in the absence of a long-term gas contract and projected shortages, be prepared for the very real possibility of substantial price hikes. You can bet that with huge potential profits to be reaped […]
What is Agenda 21? How many people in Homer, Alaska know about Agenda 21? It is being implemented as a “test pilot” in Homer. What does this mean? How will it affect the community. A “test pilot” area for Agenda 21. Are we just lab rats? Why the push for natural gas when it’s running […]
‘Without salmon, we are not Alaska’ I thought the Point of View expressed by Bill Smith a few weeks ago concerning Kenai Peninsula Borough Anadromous Fish ordinances was right on target. Last week, another Point of View writer took him rather to task. The anadromous stream ordinances originated during Drew Scalzi’s tenure on the Assembly. […]
Property rights sacrificed for ‘public good?’ In 1996, the Kenai Peninsula Borough began to take control of private land from property owners, with no compensation to the owner. Then in 2008, and again in 2011, the borough took more land from private property owners. Since 1996, the borough has created local ordinances to legitimize their […]