By Carey Restino By some bizarre coincidence, I will be in Alaska’s biggest city the day the state doles out its annual Permanent Fund Dividend to the masses. It’s been a few years since this happened, but the fact that my birthday falls almost exactly on this day each year means that quite often, I […]
My comments relate to Chris Story’s Point of View column in the Sept. 25 Homer Tribune. Headlined, “How to drown a town with a gallon of milk,” related to spending money on preliminaries for the proposed Kachemak Drive Non-motorized Path, as discussed at the Sept. 23 City Council meeting.
Book battlers say thanks The staff and students of West Homer Elementary School wish to thank the Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club for your generous ongoing support of the Battle of the Books program and literacy in our school. The entire student body has reaped the benefits of this program more than 20 years, now, […]
This summer has been a challenge for many Alaskans who rely on a particular link in the Alaska Marine Highway System. The M/V Tustumena has been out of service all summer, causing serious disruptions for residents and small businesses of Kodiak Island and the Aleutian Chain.
Congratulations to the winners in the Homer City Council election. The weeks and months ahead as they assume their seats will be interesting. We are looking forward to seeing some of the changes discussed in the candidate debates and interviews. Certainly, there are a number of weighty matters coming up that will require a lot […]
Last month, my Facebook feed erupted with opinions about the MTV Video Music Awards. This isn’t unusual, as I have many heavily opinionated friends and acquaintances.
By Chris Story About a year ago, I stopped drinking milk or eating any dairy whatsoever. Before you accuse me of harming the economy, let me point out the prices of the alternate products, you could call it my own personal economic stimulus program for the Homer area. So what’s milk got to do with […]
The Ban(e) of the plastic bag Is it so horrible, really, to be inconvenienced by something that does so much good? I walk to work every day. While on my pleasant stroll, I often come across garbage, (which affects me like a festering sty). I cannot help but pick it up. In the recent past, […]
Voter turnout on the Kenai Peninsula, as elsewhere in America, tends to be dismal. Kenai Peninsula Borough wide turnout in 2012 was 13 percent. Last year’s Homer District 1 and District 2 surface as more enthusiastic at 19.7 and 17 percent respectively, but even that sits well below a grudgingly ideal turnout of at least […]
City and Borough elections are here, with absentee voting already started. There are many important seats to be filled and issues decided. Now is the time for everyone to become informed, not when standing in the polling booth on Oct. 1.