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Ray DeMeo, Anchor Point’s hidden luthier

Hidden away about a mile off the Old Sterling Highway in Anchor Point is a musician’s paradise. On a small patch of tundra, surrounded by trees in a house that doubles as an impressive woodworking shop, Ray DeMeo makes a living coaxing...
SARAH RICHARDSON

KBC student art reception Friday

A reception for Student Art Showcase 2014 is 5-6:30 p.m. Friday in the Kachemak Bay Campus Commons Gallery. The exhibit features art from students in painting and ceramics classes.

April artist-in-residence holds carving workshops

Adrien Segal, the April Old Town Artist in Residence at Bunnell Street Arts Center, holds spoon carving workshops 2-6 p.m. today and Friday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Segal, a California sculptor, invites people to carve...

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

Board of Fish members re-appointed by Legislature

Three members of the Board of Fisheries were easily re-appointed to new three-year terms, although not all without objection, by a joint session of the Legislature last week. The re-appointments of Sue...

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


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