Letters Aloud sheds light on flip side of being famous

Three months before “Born to Run” was released, Bruce Springsteen scrawled a note to his landlady explaining that he couldn’t pay the rent. Amelia Earhart got cold feet on her wedding day. Clyde Barrow of infamous crime duo...
Annie Rosenthal

the Arts in Brief

Nutcracker tickets now on sale at bookstore Tickets have gone on sale for the annual Nutcracker Ballet. Shows are 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 3 p.m. Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 3 p.m. Dec. 12...

Maker Space combines creativity, high tech

At 5:30 p.m. Monday, when his mother told him it was time to leave the Homer Maker Space for the day, an elementary school student let out a moan of ultimate suffering.  “You’ll be back tomorrow,” said...
Annie Rosenthal


Indiegogo to the rescue: KBBI faces equipment crisis

“Oldies” are a popular radio staple. But that’s for music, not for infrastructure. The southern Kenai Peninsula’s public radio station, KBBI, is scrambling to pay for two new audio consoles vital to its...
Shana Loshbaugh

Writing faculty inspires aspiring authors during annual conference

An exuberant mood ruled the 14th Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, held June 12-16 in Homer. The public readings crackled with enthusiasm. The radiant weather didn’t hurt, either. This year 127 attendees shared the power of the...
Shana Loshbaugh

Relay for life celebrates cancer survivors

Far from a solemn march, Homer’s Relay for Life event promises to celebrate the successes achieved by cancer survivors and the strength shown by those continuing to battle the disease. 
Aryn Young

Best Bets

Homer's Best Bets

We Alaskans know about darkness. We know about the chill that descends upon us, sucking joy from life. The events of the world break our hearts, and though we might light candles and pray, sometimes we will wonder if hope can stem the...

Homer's Best Bets

Now that we’ve dumped Daylight Saving Time for the season, we’ve entered that time when Alaska gets dark and gloomy. If you want to get going on a good winter grump, you’re in luck. Along with darkness comes all varieties of...

Homer's Best Bets

Monday marked the 15th anniversary of continued habitation of the International Space Station. Ever since the first crew arrived on Nov. 2, 2000, at the big tin can in the sky, 220 people from 17 countries have called it a...



Strong harvest of sockeye in Cook Inlet forecast for ’16

Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists are predicting a fairly robust commercial harvest of around 4.1 million sockeye salmon in Upper Cook Inlet next season, 1.1 million over the most recent 20-year average....
Cristy Fry

Bristol Bay fishermen seek state’s help on prices

A group of Bristol Bay fishermen have started a petition to have a mediator from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development intervene between Bristol Bay fishermen and the processors to...
Cristy Fry

Another big sockeye run predicted for Bristol Bay

Bristol Bay is expecting another whopping sockeye salmon run, the third consecutive year of above-average harvests. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists predict that 46.5 million...

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