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Wild Shore visits Homer

Wild Shore New Music, based in Alaska and New York City, join forces with the National Park Service for its Centennial to present a series of concerts in Alaska, New York City and Washington, D.C. Wild Shore performs two free concerts...

Russian music stars in KPO's gala concerts

The final piece that the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra plays at its gala concerts this August will be the result of two years of passion and planning. When Simon Nissen, the choir and world music instructor at Kenai Central High...
Anna Frost

Arts in brief

Barbara Lavallee visits Art Shop Gallery Artist Barbara Lavallee visits the Art Shop Gallery from 1-6 p.m. Saturday. She will sign new prints and personalize and sign old prints and books.   ‘Grace &...

Backyard

Years ago in Homer

20 years ago in the Homer News:  

10th annual Gardeners Weekend

July 30-31 COST: $10 for Saturday talks $15 for garden tours and reception Tickets at the Homer Bookstore Free to gardeners age 80 and older EVENTS: 4 p.m. Saturday, July 30, Kachemak Bay...

Gardeners Weekend celebrates 10 years

Ten years ago when the Homer Garden Club started its first tour of local gardens, organizers wanted to come up with a colorful way to make tickets. Rather than print tickets or badges, they made felt flower pins — 140 pins. The...
MICHAEL ARMSTRONG

Best Bets

Homer's Best Bets

For the past two weeks as the Republicans and Democrats have selected their presidential candidates, it has been nonstop political commentary. Hey, it’s a good living if you have a thick skin, a tough stomach and get excited by things...

Homer's Best Bets

The other day while shopping the Betster noticed a disturbing trend. S-c-h-o-o-l supplies are on sale. For you carefree kids enjoying your summer holiday with nothing more taxing than maybe mowing the family lawn, ruh-roh. S-c-h-o-o-l...

Best Bets

Remember in winters past when it snowed so much you had to keep a snow shovel inside the front door to get out in the morning? That’s how the Betster feels with this summer’s explosion of green. To keep a decent lawn, you have to mow at...

Seawatch

Seawatch

Even with lots of fish, halibut prices high

A mini-price war on the Homer docks turned out to be a boon for a small handful of halibut fishermen this week, with one fishermen selling his large fish, over 40 pounds, for $7.80 per pound. The lowest price on the dock was...
Cristy Fry

Bristol Bay fish prices shaping up as hot topic

Turmoil is roiling the Bristol Bay salmon fishery long before boats start ramming each other and running over nets. One major issue is price, which last year averaged 50 cents per pound before refrigeration...
Cristy Fry

2015 salmon harvest falls short except in escapements

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released its annual Commercial Fisheries Management Report for the 2015 season in Upper Cook Inlet. While the report does extensively cover what happened in the...
Cristy Fry


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