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Big Read, big ideas

“Fahrenheit 451 – The temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns…”  On Friday night a crowd of people gathered at the end of the library parking lot. As pallets were added to a glowing fire the...
Toni Ross

Homer Bookstore lists 2014 Best Sellers

For the second year in a row, Homer author Tom Kizzia’s book, “Pilgrim’s Wilderness,” has topped the Homer Bookstore’s annual Best Seller list. Kizzia also is the Homer Bookstore’s all-time best selling author. The list is...

Chugach Arts Council seeks pet, animal art

Chugach Arts Council in Seward invites artists and arts groups to join in “Art With a Heart” art events to benefit animal welfare organizations. From now until Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, artists and writers are invited to...

Backyard

Aquaponics: A blast of green in midwinter

In midwinter when Homer seems gray and gloomy, the prospect of fresh vegetables at the Homer Farmers Market can’t come soon enough. Two growers experimenting with aquaponics, the merger of aquaculture with hydroponic gardening, have...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

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

Best Bets

Homer's Best Bets

The Betster always finds the Lower 48 response to a big East Coast blizzard amusing. If a winter storm that in Alaska we’d call “a minor irritation” threatens the Northeast, people go into full-on snowpocalypse mode. Well, some people....

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...

Seawatch

Seawatch

Transition team’s report puts priority on fish

Gov. Bill Walker’s office has released the report from his fisheries transition team which sets out priorities, recommendations and possible barriers to success for Alaska fisheries. The document is concise...
Cristy Fry

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


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