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.
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 […]
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.
Alaskan salmon fishermen just enjoyed a record season. Over 266 million salmon were harvested this summer and although the value is still being calculated it is likely to become one of the most valuable catches in history.
In terms of effective communication, sometimes it helps advance ones point to draw out to the extreme a concept or idea that may be an unintended, albeit remote, consequence tomorrow of decisions made today.
Here in Alaska, we live with some of the most incredible wildlife in the world. Wildlife viewing is part of what makes our corner of the planet so special and draws so many visitors to our state.