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Iconic musician Hobo Jim gains fans worldwide

Jim Varos, better known as “ Hobo Jim,” has captured audiences all over the world with his collection of Alaskana-flavored guitar and storytelling performances. Alaska’s iconic singer-songwriter and official...
Shannon Reid

Hmong film shows today

Filmmakers Wendy Erd and Peter Kaufmann present “Stories from a Stone Land,” a community based film about a village of Hmong people, at 7:30 p.m. today at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Filmed in Ha Giang, a mountainous province...

Sugar Strings perform

The Super Saturated Sugar Strings holds a CD-release concert for its new album, “Heart Shaped Leaves,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Based in Anchorage, the group describes itself as “a high-energy,...

Backyard

Harbormaster office: an unclear chapter of Homer history

By McKibben JackinskyStaff writerWith work already begun on a new harbormaster office, the future of the existing one is uncertain. (See related story, page 1.)“If you want my two cents, this building needs to be...
By McKibben Jackinsky

KBBI: Homer's oldest radio station

Forty-five years ago humans first walked on the moon. By 1979, it’s hard to believe that with advances in science and technology, including satellite broadcasts, Homer didn’t have a radio station. A live broadcast on Aug. 4,...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Fourth of July fun a long-time tradition

From Seldovia to Homer to Happy Valley, Fourth of July events have been a long-time tradition. Seldovia turns its Independence Day into homecoming for far-flung Seldovians as well as a good old-fashioned, small-town festival...

Best Bets

Homer's Best Bets

A recent article in Slate magazine reported that the Associated Press has begun using robots to write business stories on corporate quarterly earnings. Well, the stories aren’t written by actual robots, but a computer software program...

Homer’s Best Bets

Not that the Betster actually saw it, but observant citizens reported that last weekend tents covered every square foot of beach above the high-tide line on the Spit. A campfire haze circled Kachemak Bay from Point Pogibshi...

Seawatch

Seawatch

Dock prices up for halibut, salmon

Dock prices for Alaska’s most popular species of finfish are at the top of their historical range, partly due to a supply shortage and partly due to increasing popularity. Prices for halibut are at record...
Cristy Fry

Report details commercial fish industry’s value to U.S.

Many Alaskans know the commercial seafood industry is an economic powerhouse, and the largest private employer in the state. But a new report from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration details how important the Alaska industry...
Cristy Fry

Sac roe herring fishery starts early

The Togiak sac roe herring fishery started nearly two weeks earlier than predicted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game analysis of Bering Sea ice and temperature models. That analysis called for the...
Cristy Fry

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