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Creating writers with community

Creating writers through community From the outside, the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference may seem like any other event taking place at Land’s End Resort, but a step closer reveals a strong community of growing individuals...
Mattea Peters

Arts In Brief

Salmonfest announces full lineup Salmonfest has announced its full musical acts lineup. To be held Aug. 5-7 at the Kenai Peninsula Fair grounds in Ninilchik, the festival features a weekend of music, food and fish. The four-stage...

New mural replaces Heath Street art

A mural project on a Kachemak Center retaining wall by Heath Street stirred up some controversy this month when people noticed a 25-year-old art work had been painted over. “Life Song,” conceived by Homer artist Jean Steele and painted...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Backyard

Years Ago in Homer

20 years ago in the Homer News: Several suspicious fires had city fire officials concerned, especially as the danger of wildfire was relatively high, said Homer Fire Chief Robert Purcell. Firefighters responded to an abandoned...

It takes a village to raise a doctor

If all goes according to plan, one day Homer native Ben Kuhns will be a doctor. However, before deciding to pursue a medical career, he was a slope worker, crab fisherman and a gold miner. This was all after he graduated with bachelor’s...
Anna Frost

The Kachemak Gardener

Each and every growing season there is one something that astonishes, that amazes, that speaks to our hearts. And this year it’s lilacs. Their season is short and this time around about three weeks early. I can usually count...
Rosemary Fitzpatrick

Best Bets

Thursday, June 23 PRE-K PUFFINS EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center ESTUARY HIKES AT ISLANDS AND OCEAN 11 a.m.-noon, Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center...

Homer's Best Bets

While driving home to Chez Betster, yours truly passed a caravan of Land Rover campers with French flag decals that looked like they had come from Patagonia. In fact, as the Betster later found out after catching up with the campers on...

Homer's Best Bets

If you lived in Homer on Dec. 21 and wondered where the heck all that daylight had gone, cheer up. You’ve found it. All those photons apparently crawled forward in time and landed on Tuesday, June 21. We’ll get a whopping 18 hours and...

Seawatch

Seawatch

Even with lots of fish, halibut prices high

A mini-price war on the Homer docks turned out to be a boon for a small handful of halibut fishermen this week, with one fishermen selling his large fish, over 40 pounds, for $7.80 per pound. The lowest price on the dock was...
Cristy Fry

Bristol Bay fish prices shaping up as hot topic

Turmoil is roiling the Bristol Bay salmon fishery long before boats start ramming each other and running over nets. One major issue is price, which last year averaged 50 cents per pound before refrigeration...
Cristy Fry

2015 salmon harvest falls short except in escapements

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released its annual Commercial Fisheries Management Report for the 2015 season in Upper Cook Inlet. While the report does extensively cover what happened in the...
Cristy Fry


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