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Forward into the past: ’60s Show crosses generational boundaries

Calling itself “a trip down Penny Lane” — uh, that would be a Beatles song — “The ’60s Show: A Curious Celebration of an Era” is more like a bridge between the past and present. With cast and crew from the Baby Boomer, Gen X...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Audition for Spring Cabaret set

Auditions for the Homer Council on the Arts Spring Cabaret are at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at HCOA. Directed by Hannah Heimbuch, the cabaret is April 17 and 18 and is a fundraiser for the arts council. The show will have a varied cast...

Iredale offers pottery classes

Homer ceramic artist Ahna Iredale offers a six-week pottery class at her studio, Rarebird Pottery. Classes are three hours long on Tuesday and Thursday in the daytime or evening and begin Feb. 3. The class will include...

Backyard

Sportsman’s banquet: a fun evening not just for men

It began as a mid-winter event for men to swap hunting and fishing stories. Six years later — or maybe seven; organizer Rick Paulsrud isn’t quite sure — it’s still an opportunity for storytelling and a potluck with items...
McKibben Jackinsky

Mountainfilm fest: a respite from snowless winter

Rain, ice and a drought of snow have made this winter almost unbearable for people who would rather be outdoors playing. As Homer hopes for fluffy white flakes falling from the sky, an annual cabin fever cure can be relied...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

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

Best Bets

Homer's Best Bets

If you looked up in the sky lately and can see past the downtown light pollution, you might have noticed a big fuzzy dot near the constellation Orion. That would be Comet Lovejoy, a comet discovered last fall by Terry Lovejoy...

Homer’s Best Bets

We American journalists like to think we’re tough. Cover up a political scandal and we’ll go all Woodward and Bernstein on ya. We dig into stories, not afraid to offend politicians and ask hard questions. Sure, one Alaska...

Homer’s Best Bets

Thanks to the services of the U.S. Government, and in particular the Naval Observatory, we’ve figured out how to compile sunrise-sunset and hours of daylight tables for Homer. We might complain about the feds, but now and...

Seawatch

Seawatch

Longliners, trawlers weigh in on bycatch

The halibut crisis in the Bering Sea and the potential for much stricter bycatch limits has the factory longliners and at-sea processing trawlers weighing in with comments to the International Pacific Halibut Commission,...
Cristy Fry

Bycatch debate far from being finished

Bering Sea halibut fishermen narrowly missed getting a reduction of trawl bycatch at the latest North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting after a tied vote on a petition for emergency action by the...
Cristy Fry

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

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