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‘Bears’ highlights bears of Hallo Bay, opens Friday

The bears of Hallo Bay and other Alaska locations can be seen on the silver screen Friday, when Disneynature opens the curtains on “Bears,” a full-length “epic story of breathtaking scale.”“We’ve made a number of Disney nature...
McKibben Jackinsky

The Arts in Brief

Cabaret theater opens Friday“Broadway Babies,” a musical theater cabaret, opens at 7 p.m. Friday with a second show also at 7 p.m. Saturday at Wasabi’s Fusion. Directed by Jessica Anne Williams, the show features music from...

Homer artist travels ‘The Way’

With backpack, hiking boots and camera, local adventurer Christina Whiting set out on a journey in September of 2011. It began in St. Jean Pied de Port, France. Five hundred miles and nearly 40 days later, it ended in...
Toni Ross

Backyard

Cross raises questions, offers few answers

It’s been almost a year since Peter Zollars came upon the metal cross along the beach of a Kachemak Bay island. Since then, he and local historian Janet Klein have been searching for information about its origin and purpose...
McKibben Jackinsky

‘Meet the People’ spotlights Homer’s pioneering women

Stories about Homer’s bygone days fill the pages of books. On April 3, the public had an opportunity to hear the stories told by the ones that wrote them at “Meet the People,” an event co-sponsored by the Pioneers of Alaska...
McKibben Jackinsky

Looking back: Homer celebrates 50 years of incorporation

It was a packed house at the Homer Elks Lodge on Monday, as residents gathered to wish the city a happy 50th birthday. Stories of the community’s early days preceding incorporation, personal memories of...
McKibben Jackinsky

Best Bets

Homer's Best Bets

Recently our reporters made two separate forays to Portland, Ore. No, this wasn’t a big story investigating the People’s Republic of Portland. We went south because we both have family there. However, we did discover...

Homer's Best Bets

Some have been blaming the Post Office’s long lines of late to “T” time.  We’re not talking “tee” time as in golf, as in the 2014 Masters Tournament, which officially gets underway in Augusta, Ga., today. For you history...

Homer's Best Bets

To the Betster, it looks like 2014 has two themes at work: weather and history. 

Seawatch

Seawatch

Kodiak seine fleet tests viability of new pollock fishery

The Kodiak seine fleet is embarking on a new fishery to test the viability of catching pollock with that gear type, a species that is generally caught with trawl gear. The fishery will take place in state...
Cristy Fry

Prices low, but Sitka herring catch strong

The 2014 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery wrapped up last weekend with the fleet of 48 seiners going slightly over the 16,333 ton quota. It was a sharp contrast to the 2013 season when more than half the quota was left in...
Cristy Fry

Professional fish board proposed

The Alaska Senate Resources Committee held a hearing Monday to discuss Cook Inlet salmon, and one idea came to the forefront: a professional Board of Fisheries. The idea first came up...
Cristy Fry

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