Homer Features

  • The boats fishing for Pacific cod with pots in the central Gulf of Alaska federal season finally wrapped up their 17.9 million pound quota Monday, a few days later than last year, but the trawl fleet is still fishing with only 30 percent of their 9,600-ton quota caught. Obren Davis,...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 2:02pm
  • The Betster has been in Homer so long that when typing the word “home,” inevitably a finger taps an extra “r” so the sentence comes out like “Homer is where the heart is.” Isn’t that a bumper sticker? Do other people have this issue? ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:57pm
  • Feeling February’s chill now that the temperature has dropped?  Warm up with the 61st annual Homer Winter Carnival today through Sunday. This year’s theme, “Warm Winter Hearts,” overlaps with Valentine’s Day, and offers plenty of memorable activities for those in — or out of — lov...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:12pm
  • Creative nonfiction writer Dave Atcheson reads from his work and gives a talk at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Kachemak Bay Campus. Atcheson’s most recent book is “Dead Reckoning: Navigating a Life on the Last Frontier, Courting Tragedy on its High Seas,” a memoir of his days as a commercial fisherman....

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:01pm
  • As part of its Big Read for Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451,” the Friends of the Homer Public Library holds a panel discussion on technology and nature from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Homer Public Library. Members of Nature Rocks! will examine questions like “Are our children more disconnected f...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 2:00pm
  • For Canadian percussion group TorQ, its name has a double meaning. “Tor” stands for “Toronto,” the Ontario city where the group lives, and “Q” for quartet. TorQ member Richard Burrows intended another meaning. Said like the word “torque,” it also means “the ability to overcome resi...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:58pm
  • The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association is bringing its safety drill conductor workshop back to Homer Feb. 21 at the Bidarka Inn. The course runs from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and covers cold water survival skills, man overboard recovery, flooding control, firefighting, abandon ship ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:56am
  • This week we had an important celestial event: Groundhog Day, or as we call it in Alaska, Marmot Day. Monday was the day when all America watched to see if groundhogs cast a shadow. In Sun Prairie, Wis., Jimmy, the groundhog mascot, bit Mayor Jonathan Freund on the ear. There have been some fierce c...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:11pm
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. On Hockey, sculpture and other works by Michael Conti 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artists talk...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:51pm
  • With some galleries on winter hiatus, only three of the regular art galleries have first Friday openings. Fireweed Gallery remains closed until Feb. 13, but a new venue picks up the slack: the Homer Public Library. In a reception, new Homer photographer Susan Johnson shows photographs from a residen...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:48pm

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