Homer Features

  • 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 and s’mores — and the lighting of the chamber’s big spruce tree.  ...

    Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:59am
  • Homer might be as cold as Moscow this winter, but when it comes to the annual production of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, citizens, we’re not talking the Bolshoi Ballet. At the end of the road, and now in its 28th year, the Cosmic Hamlet’s production can be a bit, well, unusual. That’s part of t...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 5:44pm
  • 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 course this semester — painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, printmaking or digital art ...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 5:36pm
  • 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 from 3-4 p.m. Friday at All Hopped Up Espresso on West Pioneer Av...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 5:33pm
  • 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 selling local, handmade gifts, food, live music and from 1-3 p.m. both day...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 5:29pm
  • 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 their way, new equipment could become a reality by spring 1997. Members ...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 5:25pm
  • 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 my windshield cold,” but serious cold, like one bitter December day 37...

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 5:13pm
  • 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....

    Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:22pm
  • The Homer Public Library is a 2016 Star Library in the annual ranking of U.S. public libraries by Library Journal. In its index of Public Library Service, Homer Public Library is one of only 260 libraries to receive the highest rankings from the prestigious publication for the U.S. library community...

    Wed, 11/23/2016 - 2:38pm
  • 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 published sooner. Besides, the post office and stores are closed...

    Tue, 11/22/2016 - 6:08pm

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