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  • If it seems like Alaska has gotten a little less populated, well, you’d be right. According to a recent report In Economic Trends by economist Neil Fried, 7,500 more people left Alaska than moved here in 2014. That’s not as big as in 1983, when 25,000 people left the state. Don’t panic: the fi...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 2:58pm
  • Subsistence program art sought The Federal Subsistence Management Program sponsors its annual art contest for all students in Alaska grades K-12. The program seeks art on the theme of Alaska subsistence wildlife. The winner’s artwork will be published on the cover of Federal Subsi...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 1:07pm
  • Late one night in a bar in Vancouver, British Columbia, 30 years ago, Martty Zeller watched two men eviscerate a cow with a chainsaw. One guy wheeled the heifer onto the stage, the other raised the saw high and went in with gusto. But there was no blood, because it was all invisible. There was no co...

    Wed, 10/07/2015 - 1:06pm
  • Artist offers jewelry classes Homer artist Art Koeninger offers several jewelry classes this semester through Homer Community Recreation.  Friday-Sunday is Silversmithing, teaching the fabrication of jewelry and small metal objects. Lost Wax Casting is Oct. 23-25, teaching how ...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 2:57pm
  • Alaska Marketplace 1130 Ocean Drive mAKers First Friday by various artists 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 2:55pm
  • Whether it’s the romantic streets of Paris or the tropical allure of Hawaii, most artists who visit a region become inspired by the landscape. Alaska artists go to extremes, and don’t just become passive observers but active participants in the landscape that moves them....

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 2:52pm
  • Should a 22.3-foot tide fall at the same time as a southwesterly, people are like, OMG, look at that, waves be crashing on the Spit. They seem surprised that rocks as big as basketballs get thrown up on the road, turning the asphalt into Tranquility Base after Neil and Buzz blasted off to Apollo 11....

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 2:50pm
  • Never ever have I had a garden take such a leisurely farewell. Well, maybe last year’s. Maybe I need to get used to leisurely.   Most of the annuals are still blooming, granted they are on their last hurrah. The foxgloves (Foxy) are blooming again after being deadheaded weeks ago. The James M...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:15pm
  • In the past week, the weather has ranged from toasty warm to rain with a chance of seagulls to just a light touch of mid-elevation termination dust. On Tuesday morning ice covered the Betster’s windshield thick enough to require three minutes of scraping. That includes digging out the ice scraper....

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:53pm
  • Joan Brown Dodd is the archetypal Homer woman: born somewhere else, exceedingly tough, multi-talented, artistic and humble. She’s gentle but assertive; she drinks her coffee black.  And at age 82, she’s a self-published, best-selling author. Despite having been on the shelf for only six mon...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 3:42pm

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Lupin bloom at the head of the bay