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New art for Old Town

For most of August, the outside wall of Fat Olives nearest the Sterling Highway has been covered with a plastic sheet protecting Homer artist Marjorie Scholl’s newest work. On Friday, surrounded by friends, family and arts...
KATIR BRITTON and michael armstrong

‘Grow’ burns Sunday

Build week for the 11th annual Burning Basket continues noon-8 p.m. daily through Saturday at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. On Sunday, this year’s basket, Grow, is presented to the community at 1 p.m. with a potluck at 6 p.m. The...

Improv theater is Friday at K-Bay

Fresh Produce 2.0, Homer’s improvisational theater group, performs again at 6:30 p.m. Friday at K-Bay Caffé on Pioneer Avenue. Johnny Hamilton, Tara Schmidt, Peter Kaufmann and Martin Zeller perform. The show may include adult language...

Backyard

Coastwalk: 30 years of monitoring beaches

Since November of 1984, volunteers have been walking Kachemak Bay beaches, trash bags and clipboards in hand, with two goals in mind: clean up the beaches and monitor shore life and human activities. Now in its 30th year, the Center for...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies CoastWalk

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies CoastWalkSeptember-OctoberSign up at CACS, Smokey Bay WayOr call 235-667Started: November 1984Beaches first walked: Anchor Point to Diamond Creek gulch; McKeon...

Annual festival honors boats, boatbuilders

When it began, the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival was timed to happen in May, the same time as the Shorebird Festival. Having grown into an event all its own, the 22nd annual Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival has its very...
McKibben Jackinsky

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Homer’s Best Bets

Thirteen years ago evil men flew planes into tall buildings and changed our world. One plane of heroes fell from the sky. Towers fell. Thousands ran down the streets of lower Manhattan trying to escape dust and devastation.Two...

Homer’s Best Bets

Concerned citizens following statewide elections might have noticed how things have begun to heat up. Here at Latitude 59 degrees and some change, we don’t burn up precious electrons reporting on all that stuff. Newsroom...

Homer’s Best Bets

Once again it’s time for the annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report that ranks the 200 largest cities in terms of car-collision frequency. The rankings also factor in things like precipitation. The rankings don’t...

Seawatch

Seawatch

Dock prices up for halibut, salmon

Dock prices for Alaska’s most popular species of finfish are at the top of their historical range, partly due to a supply shortage and partly due to increasing popularity. Prices for halibut are at record...
Cristy Fry

Report details commercial fish industry’s value to U.S.

Many Alaskans know the commercial seafood industry is an economic powerhouse, and the largest private employer in the state. But a new report from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration details how important the Alaska industry...
Cristy Fry

Sac roe herring fishery starts early

The Togiak sac roe herring fishery started nearly two weeks earlier than predicted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game analysis of Bering Sea ice and temperature models. That analysis called for the...
Cristy Fry

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