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Solstice Ball to benefit KBFPC

In an effort to crank up the heat and combat the darkness, a Winter White Solstice Ball will be held Saturday at Wasabi’s Fusion as a fundraiser for the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic.  The party’s...
Lindsay Olsen

Solstice Ball to benefit KBFPC

In an effort to crank up the heat and combat the darkness, a Winter White Solstice Ball will be held Saturday at Wasabi’s Fusion as a fundraiser for the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic.  The party’s...
Lindsay Olsen

HCOA holds holiday caroling

The Homer Council on the Arts will sing holiday carols around town in public places as well as to those who are homebound. Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Council on the Arts, but are not mandatory. Caroling is 1-...

Backyard

Emblem club: dedicated to 'truth, justice, charity'

Four years after Emblem Club No. 350 began in Homer, the following notice ran in the two-month-old Homer News in March 1964: “The Emblem Club is now running the Bingo at the Elks on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. $2 a card with...
McKibben Jackinsky

Thanksgiving baskets: sharing food for 30-plus years

If it seems like the Kachemak Bay Lions Club, Thanksgiving Basket program has been around forever, well, that might be because it has become so entrenched as a holiday tradition it just seems that way. ...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Chronicling the history of homer’s oldest church

Homer’s oldest church didn’t start out with large numbers, a good band, or even its own building. Instead, it started with just a few homesteaders gathering together for Sunday services.   Because...
Toni Ross

Best Bets

Homer’s Best Bets

Now comes the time in the holiday season when ... well, don’t panic. OK, panic. See the date at the top of the page? It’s Dec. 18, seven days before Christmas. Oh, sure, if you’re a guy, you’re saying, “Plenty of time,” but...

Homer's Best Bets

Saturday will be the end of an era, Betsteroids. That’s right. On 12/13/14 it will be the last day this century when the date will be three consecutive numbers. That’s assuming you abbreviate the year and don’t use the...

Homer’s Best Bets

Over the Betster’s decades in Alaska, yours truly has learned a few tricks about living in the Last Frontier. First, don’t get all cocky even if you have lived here 35 years or longer — not even if you were born here. Even...

Seawatch

Seawatch

Pollock fishery now happening off Homer

A proposal to the Alaska Board of Fisheries from last year to look at developing a state-waters pollock fishery is getting legs with a test fishery with seines in Kachemak Bay.
Cristy Fry

Quota cuts seem to be helping halibut

There may finally be good news on the horizon for halibut fishermen, according to International Pacific Halibut Commission researcher Ian Stewart at IPHC’s interim meeting last week. Stewart said that...
Cristy Fry

Study puts Steller sea lion declines into context

A recent study published in the journal “Fish and Fisheries” by anthropologist and archeologist Dr. Herbert Maschner sheds a more historical and prehistorical light on Steller sea lion populations in Western...
Cristy Fry

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