Homer Features

  • Halibut fishermen can expect fairly flat, if slightly lower quotas in most areas if commissioners settle on the “blue line” catches at next month’s International Pacific Halibut Commission meeting, set out last week at the interim meeting in Seattle. The blue line is the level of catch that re...

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:11am
  • On Monday the Homer City Council passed the budget for 2016, thus showing that unlike the Alaska Legislature they can do the one job they have to do on time and without a lot of drama. OK, a little drama, but still. They didn’t go into extra sessions and even saved the city some money by not meeti...

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:07am
  • HCOA holds Second Friday show The Homer Council on the Arts holds a Second Friday show from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Artist and HCOA volunteer Gundega Snepste has decorated the gallery with traditional Latvian style decorations. The name of her show is “Puzuri,” a Latvian word for the k...

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 10:11am
  • With the holiday season in full swing, odds are you’re on the hunt for gifts for friends and family. Luckily, 2015 was a busy year for local authors. Here are six new titles available at the Homer Bookstore, for sale by the author, or on iTunes — check out Shelley Gill’s new whale info app. Fr...

    Thu, 12/10/2015 - 9:57am
  • The Betster has this neat little iPhone app called SunGraph that can calculate hours of daylight anywhere on the planet. Punch in a few buttons and it shows, for example, that in Tierra del Fuego the sun rises at 5:44 a.m. and sets at 10:53 p.m. If you think our puny 6.5 hours of daylight is depress...

    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:13am
  • Auditions slated for today  for ‘The Wizard of Odds’ Auditions continue at 6 p.m. today for “The Wizard of Odds,” another Stepping Out show produced by Sally Obserstein and crew. All age auditions are at the Homer Council On the Arts gallery. Come ready...

    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:00am
  • Alice’s Champagne Palace 195 E. Pioneer Ave. First Friday Art Night with Patrick Bradley 5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception 7 p.m., Music by Neck and Neck Artist Patrick Bradley will have psychedelic coloring books to color and big paper and fresh Sharpies ...

    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 9:58am
  • Art lovers looking to buy gifts made by local artists have a variety of options to choose from at shows opening this month. Most exhibits are by Homer artists or artists with a Homer connection. Bunnell Street Arts Center holds a second reception for its 10x10 Members Show that opened last month. No...

    Thu, 12/03/2015 - 9:55am
  • Boat owners should be bracing for a new round of regulations for older boats more than 50 feet in length.  The Alternate Safety Compliance Program, part of the U.S. Coast Guard Reauthorization Act of 2010, is due to take effect in 2020, which seemed far into the future when it was first propose...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:19am
  • Almost 400 years ago in September 1620, 102 immigrants on the Mayflower landed in Plymouth, Mass. Over the winter, almost half the colonists died of scurvy and exposure. The next spring, the Wampanoag people welcomed the Pilgrims. A Pawtuxet Native, Squanto, taught the Pilgrims how to grow corn, cat...

    Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:16am

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