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Arts

Animal Eyes home to play

If anyone ever gets around to writing a history of Pacific Northwest popular music, a little town on Kachemak Bay will get critics wondering, “What the heck is in the Homer water?”  From a generation of...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Closing celebration for Dena’ina exhibit at Pratt set for Friday

The Pratt Museum holds a closing celebration for “Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living” on Friday. At 7 p.m., Lake Clark National Park cultural anthropologist Karen Evanoff presents “Ye’uh Qach’ Dalts’iyi: What...

Seldovia holds carving contest

The Seldovia Craft Invitational Chainsaw Carving Competition starts at 8 a.m. Friday at the Gateway Pavilion near the small boat harbor. Chainsaw artists start preparing logs Thursday night, but the chips begin flying Friday...

Backyard

Adventurer completes Pacific ocean crossing

She tried three times in three years, but after 3,700 miles, at 8 p.m. last Thursday, British adventurer Sarah Outen paddled her kayak, Krissy, up to the Homer Spit and finished a Pacific Ocean crossing from Japan to North...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Kenai Peninsula Fair: 63 years old and counting

In 1951, the southern Kenai Peninsula had two fairs, one in Homer and one in Ninilchik. According to a newspaper story on Aug. 11, 1951, plans were being finalized for that year’s Homer fair, with the Skyway...
McKibben Jackinsky

Homer Spit Campground: 40 years a family tradition

As long as people have been visiting the Homer Spit, they have camped outdoors. Archaeologists have found shell middens at Green Timbers, the former forest on the Spit destroyed by the 1964 earthquake when the Spit sank 5.9...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Best Bets

Homer’s Best Bets

Once again it’s time for the annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report that ranks the 200 largest cities in terms of car-collision frequency. The rankings also factor in things like precipitation. The rankings don’t...

Homer’s Best Bets

Now that the August primary has ended, school has started, the silver salmon run has slowed down and the Kenai Peninsula Fair is over, it seems calm around here. Almost too calm, you know, like that scene in a Western film...

Homer's Best Bets

Starting next week we enter the Twilight Zone of not-quite summer but not yet fall. Here in Alaska, traditional definitions of fall like the autumnal equinox don’t always work. Alaska, living true to its motto of “North to...

Seawatch

Seawatch

Dock prices up for halibut, salmon

Dock prices for Alaska’s most popular species of finfish are at the top of their historical range, partly due to a supply shortage and partly due to increasing popularity. Prices for halibut are at record...
Cristy Fry

Report details commercial fish industry’s value to U.S.

Many Alaskans know the commercial seafood industry is an economic powerhouse, and the largest private employer in the state. But a new report from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration details how important the Alaska industry...
Cristy Fry

Sac roe herring fishery starts early

The Togiak sac roe herring fishery started nearly two weeks earlier than predicted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game analysis of Bering Sea ice and temperature models. That analysis called for the...
Cristy Fry

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