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Arts

May features Paul Banks, West Homer art and writing

May’s First Friday includes one of the livelier openings, when the students of Paul Banks Elementary School hold their annual Art Extravaganza. These young artists take their work seriously, and have even written artists...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

First Friday Events

Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. Collages by Guitta Corey 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Artist Guitta Corey...

‘On the Wing’ is next Thursday

“On the Wing,” Homer’s annual celebration of birds and spring through poetry and music, starts off the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival at 7:30 p.m. May 7 at the Homer Theatre. With an all-ages roster, performers range from...

Backyard

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

Women of Distinction awards ceremony set for friday

S outh Peninsula Haven House is holding its annual Women of Distinction awards ceremony and silent auction Friday. The event will be held at Second Star Lodge on Kachemak Drive beginning at 5 p.m. Julia Person, a former...
Toni Ross

Best Bets

Homer's Best Bets

Last Thursday the Betster took a photo safari looking for sandhill cranes at Beluga Slough. The B. got a solid tip that cranes had been seen at 11 p.m. last Wednesday, right on time for Earth Day. Out in the grass about 70...

Homer's Best Bets

Just when you think the world might be getting back to normal, shazam, things have to go all topsy turvy on us. Not that the Betster has found a thorough definition of “normal,” and certainly not in Alaska. Your actual...

Homer's Best Bets

When, oh when will our long seasonal nightmare end? Day after day, roaring blizzards have left maybe an inch of snow daily on our winter-weary town. Up in the hills, some people have reported deluges of up to a foot. It got so bad that...

Seawatch

Seawatch

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

NPFMC OKs pots to deter whales

Whales and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council potentially transformed the black cod fishery last week when the council voted unanimously to allow pots to once again be used in the fishery as a deterrent to whale...
Cristy Fry

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