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Arts in brief

Barbara Lavallee visits Art Shop Gallery Artist Barbara Lavallee visits the Art Shop Gallery from 1-6 p.m. Saturday. She will sign new prints and personalize and sign old prints and books.   ‘Grace &...

Salmonfest 2016: Summer weekend of environmental consciousness, music, art

As the sun begins to set before 11 p.m. and an end to summer seems just around the corner, Salmonfest appears a reminder not to let the season slip away too quickly.
Anna Frost

Rhythm of the North at HCOA

Johnny B.’s Rhythm of the North now shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Homer Council on the Arts. He will perform every Friday at 7:30 p.m. through Sept. 2. Admission is $12 HCOA member and $15 general admission. Tickets are available at...

Backyard

10th annual Gardeners Weekend

July 30-31 COST: $10 for Saturday talks $15 for garden tours and reception Tickets at the Homer Bookstore Free to gardeners age 80 and older EVENTS: 4 p.m. Saturday, July 30, Kachemak Bay...

Gardeners Weekend celebrates 10 years

Ten years ago when the Homer Garden Club started its first tour of local gardens, organizers wanted to come up with a colorful way to make tickets. Rather than print tickets or badges, they made felt flower pins — 140 pins. The...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Alaska style traffic jam - and show

A bull moose causes a traffic jam on FAA Drive — the road to the airport — about 3:40 p.m. last Thursday, July 7, before making it safely across the road. Peter MacDonald of Medford, Mass., took these photos from his motorhome. A...

Best Bets

Homer's Best Bets

The other day while shopping the Betster noticed a disturbing trend. S-c-h-o-o-l supplies are on sale. For you carefree kids enjoying your summer holiday with nothing more taxing than maybe mowing the family lawn, ruh-roh. S-c-h-o-o-l...

Best Bets

Remember in winters past when it snowed so much you had to keep a snow shovel inside the front door to get out in the morning? That’s how the Betster feels with this summer’s explosion of green. To keep a decent lawn, you have to mow at...

Homer's Best Bets

Recently in the newsroom we got talking about an issue once not a problem in Homer: traffic. OK, we might have had some traffic back when all those horse teams tried to round Bluff Point on an incoming tide. We’re talking modern traffic...

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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