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Groups spur members to hone creative skills

Feeling creative? Homer Council on the Arts has an outlet. “Creative Communities” provides opportunities for those with an interest in writing, acting, performing or singing to share their endeavors with others.   “It...
Toni Ross

Anchorage International Film Festival comes to Homer Theatre for 2 nights

The Homer Theatre is showing films from the Anchorage International Film Festival for two nights next week.  On Tuesday, the theater will play a “best of the fest” shorts program featuring a series of short films ranging...
Katir Britton

Photography show opens at KBC

Kenai Peninsula photographer Joe Kashi’s new exhibit, “Veiled Mysteries,” opens with a reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday in the Campus Commons, Pioneer Hall, Kachemak Bay Campus. Kashi’s photographs represent “what the lens saw,” and...

Backyard

Marimba Madness: bittersweet performance for Williwaw

Feel like dancing? Or dessert? Or just a really great evening?  Marimba Madness, the annual Homer Council on the Arts fundraiser, is Saturday at the Elks Lodge. The doors open at 6 p.m. with music by...
Toni Ross

AP Volunteers: Sale of angel kits benefits Haakenson

As an on-going benefit for Angelica Haakenson, an 11-year-old Anchor Point girl who lost her legs from injuries in a Christmas Day wreck on the Sterling Highway, Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services volunteers are...
McKibben Jackinsky

Anchor Point Snow Rondi: a Time to "Let Loose"

Lack of snow isn’t enough to stop Anchor Point residents when it comes to their annual Snow Rondi. Snow or no snow, the Rondi kicks off Saturday morning and events are planned through Sunday. The theme — “...
McKibben Jackinsky

Best Bets

Homer's Best bets

This week marks a momentous occasion. After many long years of struggle, after thousands of hours of hard work, Alaska changes this week. Holy Sinsemilla! What, you thought the Betster meant Feb. 24, when marijuana became legal? No, no...

Homer's Best Bets

With all the weird weather back east, Homerites have been tempted to gloat. It’s 19 degrees in Washington, D.C., and look — it’s 40 degrees here. Or, Boston has 8 feet of snow, and here we have barely a half inch on the ground. The...

Homer’s Best Bets

The Betster has been in Homer so long that when typing the word “home,” inevitably a finger taps an extra “r” so the sentence comes out like “Homer is where the heart is.” Isn’t that a bumper sticker? Do other people have...

Seawatch

Seawatch

Chuitna Mine comments due by March 10

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has kicked off a short, 15-day comment period for people to weigh in on the proposed Chuitna coal mine across Cook Inlet that would result in a strip mine through...

Trawl fleet continuing to fish for Pacific cod

The boats fishing for Pacific cod with pots in the central Gulf of Alaska federal season finally wrapped up their 17.9 million pound quota Monday, a few days later than last year, but the trawl fleet is still...
Cristy Fry

Safety workshop scheduled for Feb. 21

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association is bringing its safety drill conductor workshop back to Homer Feb. 21 at the Bidarka Inn. The course runs from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and covers cold water survival skills...


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