Dia de los Muertos explores death, loss in creative ways

At the quarter point between the equinox and the solstice, spiritual and secular celebrations appear in numerous cultures, such as the Celtic tradition of Samhain, the Christian tradition of Allhallowtide and the secular holiday of...

The Arts in brief

Youth orchestra plays at K-Bay Caffé Saturday The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club performs from noon-1 p.m. Saturday at K-Bay Caffé on Pioneer Avenue. Come and hear what the young musicians have been practicing...

Bunnell Artist in Residence brings poetic sensibility

After several years of Bunnell Street Arts Center artist residencies, the concept has evolved into a simple but elegant concept. Invite an artist to stay in one of the Old Inlet Trading Post apartments. Give them a corner of the gallery...


Years ago in Homer

20 years ago in the Homer News: Thirty members of the Homer community marched down Pioneer Avenue to City Hall on Oct. 15 with signs with messages such as “Free the Hostages — End Domestic Violence” and “There is No Excuse for...

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Homer’s centennial celebration started off with hundreds of spectators turned out to watch $3,000 worth of fireworks above Bishop’s Beach on Oct. 3 and was followed by a potluck at the Homer Elks...

Northern lights dazzle over Homer

Sound sleepers might miss early morning displays of the northern lights, but if you have a dog that wakes you up at night or find yourself awake, with luck you might just catch one of the glories of the north. Look anytime the sky is...

Best Bets

Homer's Best Bets

For the past few days a car has laid on its side by a hairpin curve on West Hill Road. The Betster sure hopes no one got injured in that crash. Tow truck drivers probably have been a bit busy this week. Maybe leaving a few VIDs — that’s...

Homer's Best Bets

As we toil here at Homer News election central into the wee dark hours of the morning, the long night holds promise. OK, yeah, we won’t have to cover elections until the big “Homer reacts” story in November, but never mind that. We’re...

Homer's Best Bets

Surprise, Homerites. If you thought you could pop into your Subaru and dash to work this week, oops. We have now entered Vehicle Ice Scraping Season. Some people call this “fall,” but we know better. Now is the time when we must allow 5...



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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