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Arts

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...

Student art highlight of First Friday

Art lovers can add a new venue to their art walk on First Friday: a show of art created by Homer Connections students from classes they’ve taken this semester. Homeschooled students who took art classes this semester show their work...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

First Friday events

All Hopped Up Espresso 280 W. Pioneer Ave. Homer Connections K-12 Student Art by various artists 3-4 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Homer Connections students who are taking an art...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Backyard

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...

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News: Nanwalek residents were about to hold a special election on Dec. 10 to decide whether to ban the sale, importation and possession of alcholic beverages in the Native community. Secretary/treasurer...

Best Bets

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...

Homer's Best Bets

Ever since last week’s election, the Betster has been noticing people wearing safety pins. Holy Johnny Rotten! Is this a flashback to the 1970s punk era, when people wore mohawks, bright colored hair, ripped jeans and tattoos? Oh wait...

Seawatch

Seawatch

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...

Alaska fishermen, processors talk about industry challenges

With daunting problems facing the Alaska economy and its seafood industry, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute heard from fishermen and processors at their annual meeting last week. Having suffered one of the worst salmon...


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