The Sky Is Falling in Alaska

The Sky Is Falling in Alaska

There are 4 comments on the Los Angeles Times story from Jul 12, 2008, titled The Sky Is Falling in Alaska. In it, Los Angeles Times reports that:

HOMER, Alaska - It is, in the world of volcanoes, one of the little guys - a bump on the sea, a molehill among mountains.

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Alaska Mermaid

Homer, AK

#1 Jul 15, 2008
I moved to Homer six years ago from Seatttle. There are no ice floes in Kachemak Bay or the Cook Inlet -- so I am wondering where the writer of this article saw otters on an ice floe... AND, frozen north? Puhlease. Homer is called the "banana belt" of Alaska. The weather is fairly mild -- New England and Minnesota have way colder and more difficult weather.

Anchorage, AK

#2 Jul 15, 2008
Well ... actually there are lots of ice floes in Cook Inlet. At least up by Kenai ... the Inlet is often jammed solid with them in winter. I used to ride them in the mouth of the Kenai river for kicks when I was a kid.[Which doesn't mean that the writer saw a pile of sea otter playing on one down Homer way.] However ... I must take exception to the claim that Homer is as far WEST as one can get on the road system! Assuming there aren't any roads that wander far enough west from the Parks Hwy. to surpass it ... Anchor Point clearly takes the title ... it is much further west than Homer. Even Ninilchik beats it for "westerliness".

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 Nov 11, 2008
how did you know the sky was falling?

Santa Cruz, CA

#4 Nov 11, 2008

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