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Arts

Bunnell’s 10 x 10 Members Show features small, affordable works of art

Sixty-three artists. One hundred eleven pieces of art. One gallery. To call it inspiring would be an understatement.  The 10x10 Members Show, which opened last Friday at the Bunnell...
Toni Ross

Film to feature small town animal shelter

Five years since the premiere of “Puffin Bay,” Homer filmmaker Brian Smith is taking on a new feature film, “The Care and Feeding of Jack,” a fictional telling of the life of a small town animal shelter and the changes it...
Staff report

Together again

Attending the First Friday reception of “Women Who Run With the Tides” last week at the Pratt Museum didn’t feel like an art opening. On a rainy fall night, with visitors and artists jamming the foyer, entering the main hall...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

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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