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Arts

February First Friday openings slim but amazing

Some of Homer’s galleries take January off to remodel or take a break. For First Friday in February, galleries start to reopen. Only a few shows premiere this month, but the exhibits look to be awesome.
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

First Friday events

Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. Seven Years, installation by Desiree Hagen 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening...

The Arts in Brief

Shut Up and Write! is Thursdays at Alice’s “Shut up and write!” takes the writing experience from solitary to social. Sponsored by 49 Writers, writers are invited to work on writing projects...

Backyard

Indiegogo to the rescue: KBBI faces equipment crisis

“Oldies” are a popular radio staple. But that’s for music, not for infrastructure. The southern Kenai Peninsula’s public radio station, KBBI, is scrambling to pay for two new audio consoles vital to its...
Shana Loshbaugh

Writing faculty inspires aspiring authors during annual conference

An exuberant mood ruled the 14th Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, held June 12-16 in Homer. The public readings crackled with enthusiasm. The radiant weather didn’t hurt, either. This year 127 attendees shared the power of the...
Shana Loshbaugh

Relay for life celebrates cancer survivors

Far from a solemn march, Homer’s Relay for Life event promises to celebrate the successes achieved by cancer survivors and the strength shown by those continuing to battle the disease. 
Aryn Young

Best Bets

Homer's Best Bets

The Iniskin quake so shook up the Betster last week that yours truly totally forgot about one of the most important Alaska holidays ever — Marmot Day, of course. Thanks to the bold vision of former Gov. Sarah Palin, Alaska...

Homer's Best Bets

Remember KLM Flight 876, the jet that went through the Redoubt Volcano ash in 1989? All four engines shut down and the jet fell 13,000 feet before two could get restarted. Everyone landed safely, but what a ride....

Homer's Best Bets

If the clouds clear, for the next month we’ll see all five bright planets clustered together. “Bright” here doesn’t mean planets that did really well on the SAT, but the ones visible with the naked eye: Mercury, Venus, Mars,...

Seawatch

Seawatch

Bids sought for Tanner crab test fishery

Lobbying from Cordova residents has prompted the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to set up a test fishery for Tanner crab in Prince William Sound. Assistant area management biologist Maria Wessel said the...
Cristy Fry

Halibut quotas up for most areas

Halibut fishermen in most areas of the state got good news last week when the International Pacific Halibut Commission raised quotas for all areas except 3A, the Central Gulf of Alaska that includes the three...
Cristy Fry

Bill would establish permit for fisheries enhancement

There is quite a bit of fisheries-related legislation flying around the Capitol at the beginning of the legislative session that began Jan. 19. In addition to the bill being worked on in the House Fisheries...
Cristy Fry

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