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Photographer finds inspiration in her children

“Making Love to Business and Politics” is a politically driven and topical photography exhibit being hosted by the Homer Council on the Arts. The thought-provoking photography is the work of Homer’s own Kate Henry. While her work often...
FERMIN MARTINEZ

Arts in Brief

Saulitis reads from new poetry book Homer poet Eva Saulitis reads from her new poetry collection, “Prayer in Wind,” at 7:30 p.m. today at Bunnell Street Arts Center. The book jacket describes her work as “prayer poems,...

Blackwater Railroad Company to Play Concert for Homer Youth

The popular Alaska folk band, Blackwater Railroad Company, is coming back to Homer, but this time, they’re only playing for a select crowd. On May 27, the Homer R.E.C. Room will host a teens-only concert with the Seward-based...
Aryn Young

Backyard

Memorial Day: A day to remember

It’s a day to remember. In 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, Major General John A. Logan issued an order: Every May 30 would be a day to commemorate the fallen Civil War soldiers by decorating their graves with...
Toni Ross

Homer legend loves to learn, share

She’s been named a master gardener, lifelong learner and citizen of the year — and the list goes on. A lot of living can happen in 87 years.  Spend an afternoon with Daisy Lee Bitter and you’re going to learn something, or...
Toni Ross

Church youth group goes to work in Ouzinkie

Ouzinkie might not sound like a spring break vacation destination, but for 16 local youths and four adults it offered plenty of adventure, fun and a lot of hard work. From March 7-14, about half the kids...
Toni Ross

Best Bets

Best Bets

Senators, governors and distinguished congresspeople have visited Homer. Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, came here once. There have been unconfirmed rumors that Sean Penn and Lady Gaga once graced our town. But royalty...

Best Bets

Here’s the thing about living in a magical place people pay lots of money to visit. Sometimes we work so dang hard trying to make a living that we don’t have the time to appreciate Homer. I think doctors call this “Carpe...

Homer’s Best Bets

After decades living in Homer, the Betster can finally admit it. Yours truly has succumbed to birder fever. Consider the evidence: bird nerd sweatshirt by Amanda Brannon, two pairs of binoculars and a spotting scope kept in...

Seawatch

Seawatch

Research shows Pacific cod can withstand warming better than Arctic cod

Arctic cod are proving highly susceptible to warming ocean temperatures, but the good news is that Pacific cod, the kind caught commercially in pots and trawls around Alaska, not so much. A NOAA lab in Newport,...
Cristy Fry

Red king crab fishery breaks records

Red king crab fishermen in Nome parked their snowmachines today after a record harvest of around 95,000 pounds. That eclipses the previous record harvest of 62,000 pounds set in 2013 and is 12 times the long...
Cristy Fry

Ruffner doesn’t win legislative approval

The support from commercial fishermen and local governments apparently prevented a nominee for the Alaska Board of Fisheries with no commercial fishing experience whatsoever from being confirmed by the Legislature....
Cristy Fry


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