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Council considers Old Town art sculpture

At Monday’s Homer City Council meeting, the council once again takes up an issue it last tackled with the proposal to put a Brother Asaiah statue at WKFL Park. Should the city accept a donation of art to go in a public park...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Masters of Hawaiian Music play in Seldovia on Tuesday

Masters of Hawaiian Music George Kakumoku Jr., Led Kaapana and “Uncle” Richard Ho’opI perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Susan B. English School, Seldovia. An Alaska-Hawaiian potluck is at 6:30 p.m. The musicians also present a...

Earthquake exhibit opens Friday at Pratt Museum

“Communities, Disaster and Change,” a traveling exhibit coordinated by the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, opens with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Pratt Museum. Coordinated around the 50th anniversary of the...

Backyard

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby: 29 Seasons, Going Strong

By McKibben JackinskyStaff writerDuring the summer of 1986, the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby wasn’t the only fishing game in town.

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...

Best Bets

Homer's Best Bets

Today, history will be made. Today, a northern region rich with oil and populated by cantankerous individuals votes on its independence. Aye or nay? Freedom or union? No, no, that’s not the Alaska...

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...

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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