Homer Big Read Events

Big Read Kick-Off Event 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 Alice’s, 195 E. Pioneer Ave. Listen to a staged reading of Our Town by Pier One Theatre at Alice’s Champagne Palace. Book Club...

Auditions open for spring production

Auditions take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Mariner Theatre for the spring production, “Circus Auditions!” Call backs for auditions will be on Sunday, Jan. 22, at times to be announced. The show seeks female and male...

Big Read explores Wilder play, novel

Now that Homer starts its fourth time exploring literature through the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program, organizers have come up with a system that works. Pick a book. Invite the town to read it together. Bring together...


20 years ago in the Homer News: A 46-year-old homeless man living in a tent on the Spit wound up at South Peninsula Hospital with frostbite and pneumonia after temperatures dipped to 0 degrees. “I’ve never been — honest to God —...

20 years ago in the Homer News: Results from the 1996 Homer Christmas bird count showed a decline in songbird numbers that parallels a nationwide trend. Bird count coordinator Dave Erikson said there has been a noticeable...

Kids' business profits go to help others

The Homer Sour Girls is comprised of five sweet and business-minded girls — 8-year-olds Jocelyn Stillwell, Evelyn Sherwood, Jasmine Kupetz and Katie Miller, and10-year-old Natalia Sherwood — who are raising money for Homer’s community...
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Best Bets

Homer's Best Bets

Twelve days into the New Year and here in our peaceful corner of the universe, so far the world hasn’t collapsed. No well-loved musicians pivotal in the formation of your grandparents’ teen years have died. No big howling winter storms...

Homer's Best Bets

So far, 2017 has started serenely — almost too serenely. The Betster did visit a bar over the weekend, but only on Friday and well before things got rowdy. Yours truly missed the drink-dance-puke pub crawl and so cannot report on how...

Homer's Best Bets

In writing this column, the Betster tries to strike a balance between funny and insightful, with maybe the needle tipped toward insightful. Sitting down late Tuesday night, usually finishing six stories before deadline sparks the...



Legislation designed to protect U.S. fisheries

President Barak Obama took the time in the waning days of his administration to sign a bill that consolidates a number of treaties that protect fisheries in the North Pacific and other areas.

2016 hauled in mixed bag for commercial fisheries

As with any season, 2016 had plenty of winners and losers in the Alaska commercial fishing industry. The year started off with a huge sigh of relief from Upper Cook Inlet salmon setnet fishermen when the Alaska Supreme Court...

IFQs for cod, pollock trawl fishery on hold

In a battle that dates back to at least the Gov. Frank Murkowski administration, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council put on hold indefinitely any movement toward an IFQ program for the Gulf of Alaska trawl fishery for cod and...

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