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Dinner in the Street dazzles

Dinner in the Street returns to Homer this Sunday with an evening of food, family and fun. Old Town will come alive with friends, artists, and the cooking of some of Homer’s finest restaurants. Hosted by the Bunnell Street Arts...
FERMIN MARTINEZ

Dinner in the Street auction items

Artists ACROBATS Melissa Gagnon and Jason Cameron BANNERS Dinner in the Street Banner by Desiree Hagen BOWLS by Lisa Wood Beck and Ahna Iredale CIRCUS ARTS Jessie Toubman and...

Arts in brief

Artist offers workshop Artist Faith Revell offers a workshop for young adult and adult artists from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Pratt Musuem. Revell’s show, “Bird Dance,” also is now on exhibit. The workshop fee is $...

Backyard

Homer Jackpot Halibut derby: lots of chances to win

This year’s halibut sport fishery has begun with both tradition and change. The tradition is the successful Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby, and the change is a set of new regulations. May 15 marked the official start and the 30th...

20 years ago in the Homer News Homer could get its first traffic signals — flashing red lights — at the intersection of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue. The lights are part of a proposed reconstruction project for Lake Street...

Memorial Day: A day to remember

It’s a day to remember. In 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, Major General John A. Logan issued an order: Every May 30 would be a day to commemorate the fallen Civil War soldiers by decorating their graves with...
Toni Ross

Best Bets

Best Bets

If you’re like the Betster, you might have been putting in some extra hours lately. Hey, it’s summer, and you know summer. The daylight hours get longer and somehow so does the work. The garden needs planting, stuff needs painting and...

Best Bets

Senators, governors and distinguished congresspeople have visited Homer. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, came here once. There have been unconfirmed rumors that Sean Penn and Lady Gaga once graced our town. But royalty...

Best Bets

Here’s the thing about living in a magical place people pay lots of money to visit. Sometimes we work so dang hard trying to make a living that we don’t have the time to appreciate Homer. I think doctors call this “Carpe...

Seawatch

Seawatch

Research shows Pacific cod can withstand warming better than Arctic cod

Arctic cod are proving highly susceptible to warming ocean temperatures, but the good news is that Pacific cod, the kind caught commercially in pots and trawls around Alaska, not so much. A NOAA lab in Newport,...
Cristy Fry

Red king crab fishery breaks records

Red king crab fishermen in Nome parked their snowmachines today after a record harvest of around 95,000 pounds. That eclipses the previous record harvest of 62,000 pounds set in 2013 and is 12 times the long...
Cristy Fry

Ruffner doesn’t win legislative approval

The support from commercial fishermen and local governments apparently prevented a nominee for the Alaska Board of Fisheries with no commercial fishing experience whatsoever from being confirmed by the Legislature....
Cristy Fry


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