Second City: “Free Speech! (while supplies last)” WHEN: 7:30 P.M. THURSDAY, NOV. 3 WHERE: HOMER MARINER THEATRE TICKETS: $35 general admission, $25 Homer Council on the Arts members ...

Library holds novel writing month kick-off Friends of the Homer Library holds a National November Writing Month —NaNoWriMo — Kick-Off from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Homer Public Library. Come share your writing project ideas....

By the time Chicago-based improvisational theater group Second City rolls into town, game seven of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians will be over. So, whew, Homer audiences won’t have to worry about the...


20 years ago in the Homer News:

Hickory crew haunts Homer on Thursday

The Haunted Hickory, a spooky tour of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory, opens to scare the Homer and wider-Kenai Peninsula community on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 3:30-4:30 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. The haunted ship tour is also the cutter’s...
Anna Frost

Years ago in Homer

20 years ago in the Homer News: Thirty members of the Homer community marched down Pioneer Avenue to City Hall on Oct. 15 with signs with messages such as “Free the Hostages — End Domestic Violence” and “There is No Excuse for...

Best Bets

Who could have imagined it, Betsteroids? For the first time since women got the vote, something extraordinary could happen. That’s right: the Chicago Cubs could win the World Series. If you like underdogs, the Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians...

Homer's Best Bets

For the past few days a car has laid on its side by a hairpin curve on West Hill Road. The Betster sure hopes no one got injured in that crash. Tow truck drivers probably have been a bit busy this week. Maybe leaving a few VIDs — that’s...

Homer's Best Bets

As we toil here at Homer News election central into the wee dark hours of the morning, the long night holds promise. OK, yeah, we won’t have to cover elections until the big “Homer reacts” story in November, but never mind that. We’re...



Copper River drift gillnet fishery falls short of expectations

Adding to a long list of salmon fisheries that did not produce as expected in 2016, the Copper River drift gillnet fishery fell well short of expectations, in spite of above average time and effort. According to the Alaska...

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

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