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West end of Kachemak Drive closed due to a slide at Mud Bay. Use East End Road to access.

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Spring Cabaret starts season in song, style

With the advent of spring comes the return of many beloved Homer staples: warmer temperatures, an increase in population and this year, the reoccurrence of the spring Cabaret.  Now in its second year, this spring’s edition...
Nicole Luchaco

Orchestra educates, entertains

For Mellisa Nill, participating in the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra is all about the personal connection with both fellow players and like-minded music lovers in the audience.  “When the audience enjoys the music so much that...
Aryn Young

Quilts tell tales

Abigail Kokai is a story teller. But this talented artist from Ohio does not use pen or paper as her medium. Rather, she sews intricate quilts that capture her characters and memories with fabric and thread....
FERMIN MARTINEZ

Backyard

Homer legend loves to learn, share

She’s been named a master gardener, lifelong learner and citizen of the year — and the list goes on. A lot of living can happen in 87 years.  Spend an afternoon with Daisy Lee Bitter and you’re going to learn something, or...
Toni Ross

Church youth group goes to work in Ouzinkie

Ouzinkie might not sound like a spring break vacation destination, but for 16 local youths and four adults it offered plenty of adventure, fun and a lot of hard work. From March 7-14, about half the kids...
Toni Ross

Women of Distinction awards ceremony set for friday

S outh Peninsula Haven House is holding its annual Women of Distinction awards ceremony and silent auction Friday. The event will be held at Second Star Lodge on Kachemak Drive beginning at 5 p.m. Julia Person, a former...
Toni Ross

Best Bets

Homer's Best Bets

When, oh when will our long seasonal nightmare end? Day after day, roaring blizzards have left maybe an inch of snow daily on our winter-weary town. Up in the hills, some people have reported deluges of up to a foot. It got so bad that...

Homer's Best Bets

Congratulations, citizens. This week you earn the distinct honor of directly participating in your government. Unlike voting, where you just have to show up and fill in some bubbles and make an informed choice, on April 15...

Homer's Best Bets

In the ongoing drama of our changing season, stuff happens. Sometimes it happens so fast you wonder if maybe we’ve slipped into one of those science-fictional time shifts. You know — nice English nurse wanders into a Scottish stone...

Seawatch

Seawatch

NPFMC OKs pots to deter whales

Whales and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council potentially transformed the black cod fishery last week when the council voted unanimously to allow pots to once again be used in the fishery as a deterrent to whale...
Cristy Fry

Pacific cod fishery slow going this season

Bad weather and a lack of markets has led to a basic shutdown of the Pacific cod season for state-waters pot boats before it really got started, at least for Homer boats. “We’re not even...
Cristy Fry

Bad weather keeping halibut boats tied to dock

Ten days into the 2015 halibut season, prices are beginning to fall slightly, but production is nearly nonexistent, at least in the central Gulf of Alaska, Area 3A. Stormy weather and big tides have conspired to...
Cristy Fry


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