Homer children will play part in picking top book illustrator

Several times a week, youth services librarian Claudia Haines holds Storytime in the Homer Public Library’s Joy Griffin Children’s Room. For ages 3-5 and 2 and younger, Haines reads books, sings songs and holds games, all with the goal...

The Arts in brief

Big Read starts next month The Friends of the Homer Public Library presents its third Homer Big Read. The focus of the community read will be Thornton Wilder’s books “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” and “Our Town.”...

Arts in brief

Nutcracker Faire runs this weekend The Homer Council on the Arts annual Nutcracker Faire runs 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday in the Homer High School Commons and gym. The faire features artists and crafters...


Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News: Two hundred people marched in a snowstorm on Monday, Dec. 2 to protest the Cook Inlet Lease Sale 85A, hoping to send an unmistakable message to Gov. Tony Knowles. Lease Sale 85A included roughly 1....

Holiday events make season merry and bright

Upcoming Holiday Events 5-7 p.m. Friday, Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit. There will be a craft room for children, caroling by the Homer High School choir, a bonfire, hot chocolate...

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News: Most of the playground equipment at Karen Hornaday Park is unsafe and needs to be replaced, a risk management expert from the borough told the city of Homer. If a group of concerned residents get...

Best Bets

Homer's Best Bets

It has been the Betster’s experience that some people go a little nuts over the holidays. You know who you are. Not that there’s anything wrong with embracing the joy of the season, but if you find yourself searching for frosted cookie...

While you were away dealing with important issues like the syntax of Donald Trump’s Tweets or the recount in Wisconsin, something amazing happened, Betsteroids. It got cold. We’re not talking “OMG I have to scrape ice off...

Homer's Best Bets

Because we want you to have your paper before Thanksgiving, we’re coming out early this week. If you pick up the paper on Wednesday, Nov. 23, even though the paper says “Nov. 24,” you didn’t slip into the future a day early. We...



Pot cod fleet gets bigger area to fish

The Alaska Board of Fisheries wrapped up its meetings for Lower Cook Inlet issues on Saturday, with one small but substantial change for the pot cod fleet. A proposal brought forward by Homer fisherman Alray Carroll reduced the...

Bristol Bay '17 salmon forecast looks about average

As salmon forecasts for 2017 continue to come in statewide, Bristol Bay is looking right on track for the most recent 10-year average, and 27 percent above the long-term mean which saw some poor returns in years as recent as 2011.

Tanner crab fishery in Bering Sea still possible

There is hope yet for at least a limited bairdi Tanner crab fishery in the Bering Sea. The Bristol Bay Times-Dutch Harbor Fishermen reports that the Board of Fisheries has placed an additional item on the agenda of its January...



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