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'My Old Dog': Read it and be inspired

Seattle journalist Laura T. Coffey resisted when a reader suggested she write a story about a Los Angeles photographer who took pictures of older dogs in animal shelters in an effort to increase their chances of getting adopted. ...
Lori Evans

Fresh Produce performs benefits Fresh Produce 2.0, Homer’s improvisational comedy group, performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and next Thursday, Sept. 8, at The Art Barn, 1060 East End Road. Each performance benefits a local...

Papa Crow to perform in Homer

Homer attracts tourists of varying interests, personalities and talents. While many of these visitors simply pass through leaving nothing of themselves behind, some, like musician Papa Crow of Marquette, Mich., enthusiastically share...
Mattea Peters

Backyard

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News:

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News: Following the crash of TWA Flight 800 the previous week off the coast of New York, the Era Airlines, which flew out of the Homer Airport, bumped up security regulations to strictly...

Kenai Peninsula Fair is for everyone, says departing manager

The Kenai Peninsula Fair’s 65th year marks a bittersweet milestone for the fair and its chief executive officer Lara McGinnis. After 12 years of cultivating a fair for the Kenai Peninsula community, this year’s fair will be McGinnis’...
Anna Frost

Best Bets

We all know visitors come to Homer for our scenery, our art, our fish and the way neat people who live here. Apparently Homer has a new attraction. It’s cool.

Homer's Best Bets

Hurrah! Congratulations, Betsters. You’ve survived the big August primary election. After weeks of debates, robocalls, push polls and campaign mailings, the big dramarama is over. Now that the election is over, you can look on the...

Homer's Best Bets

If you’ve been paying attention to nature lately, you might have noticed that all the little birds born last spring have grown up. Over at the ever-popular Lake Street stoplight eagle nest, some eagle triplets have poked their heads out...

Seawatch

Seawatch

Even with lots of fish, halibut prices high

A mini-price war on the Homer docks turned out to be a boon for a small handful of halibut fishermen this week, with one fishermen selling his large fish, over 40 pounds, for $7.80 per pound. The lowest price on the dock was...
Cristy Fry

Bristol Bay fish prices shaping up as hot topic

Turmoil is roiling the Bristol Bay salmon fishery long before boats start ramming each other and running over nets. One major issue is price, which last year averaged 50 cents per pound before refrigeration...
Cristy Fry

2015 salmon harvest falls short except in escapements

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released its annual Commercial Fisheries Management Report for the 2015 season in Upper Cook Inlet. While the report does extensively cover what happened in the...
Cristy Fry


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