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Poetry helps woman move toward healing

In the March 19, 2014, edition of the Homer News, a local woman submitted a couple of poems with the following words: “I am sharing in hopes of encouraging anyone who is suffering in silence to tell someone. With help...
Toni Ross

Filmmaker starts Kickstarter project for ‘Heart of Alaska’

Homer filmmaker Bjørn Olson has started a Kickstarter project to raise funds for “Heart of Alaska,” a film about Seldovia adventurers Erin McKittrick and Hig Higman’s journey around Cook Inlet with their two children, Katmai...

HCOA gets challenge gift for 20|20 Vision project

The Homer Council on the Arts recently received a challenge gift of $2,500 for its 20|20 Vision project, its annual appeal to raise funds for HCOA programs. The anonymous donor will match up to $2,500 in donations to the 20|...

Backyard

Emblem club: dedicated to 'truth, justice, charity'

Four years after Emblem Club No. 350 began in Homer, the following notice ran in the two-month-old Homer News in March 1964: “The Emblem Club is now running the Bingo at the Elks on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. $2 a card with...
McKibben Jackinsky

Thanksgiving baskets: sharing food for 30-plus years

If it seems like the Kachemak Bay Lions Club, Thanksgiving Basket program has been around forever, well, that might be because it has become so entrenched as a holiday tradition it just seems that way. ...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Chronicling the history of homer’s oldest church

Homer’s oldest church didn’t start out with large numbers, a good band, or even its own building. Instead, it started with just a few homesteaders gathering together for Sunday services.   Because...
Toni Ross

Best Bets

Homer’s Best Bets

The other day the Betster searched fruitlessly in email for an important document. After about 20 minutes, the Betster smacked forehead into palm and realized, Oops, that document had been faxed. You know — it existed only in...

Homer's Best Bets

If it seems like the world has gotten dimmer, don’t despair, Betsteroids. Last week the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced that the universe is brighter than we thought. Observations from the Cosmic...

Homer's Best Bets

In this week’s election, some estimated that backers of Mark Begich or Dan Sullivan spent $50 million on the U.S. Senate race. That’s about $200 a voter, or the price of a 23-year-old Highland Park single-malt Scotch whisky....

Seawatch

Seawatch

Study puts Steller sea lion declines into context

A recent study published in the journal “Fish and Fisheries” by anthropologist and archeologist Dr. Herbert Maschner sheds a more historical and prehistorical light on Steller sea lion populations in Western...
Cristy Fry

Study puts Steller sea lion declines into context

A recent study published in the journal “Fish and Fisheries” by anthropologist and archeologist Dr. Herbert Maschner sheds a more historical and prehistorical light on Steller sea lion populations in Western...
Cristy Fry

Study looks at potential of buyback in Bristol Bay

The Bristol Bay salmon fishery is one step closer to a potential buyback program with the release of a report by Northern Economics, commissioned by the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association,...
Cristy Fry


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