Homer Features

  • “He was a rather large bear,” said Daniel Bunker. “Still, actually, fairly feared by the other bears.”  Bunker, who works for Alaska Hallo Bay Bear Camp, noticed this particular bear last summer while guiding a Disney Nature camera crew in Katmai National Park. One of the bear’s paws ...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:06am
  • Now that the August primary has ended, school has started, the silver salmon run has slowed down and the Kenai Peninsula Fair is over, it seems calm around here. Almost too calm, you know, like that scene in a Western film where a tumbleweed blows down a dusty, deserted street and an old cowboy play...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:21am
  • She tried three times in three years, but after 3,700 miles, at 8 p.m. last Thursday, British adventurer Sarah Outen paddled her kayak, Krissy, up to the Homer Spit and finished a Pacific Ocean crossing from Japan to North America. “It took a bit, a wee while,” Outen said. “I need some rest, s...

    Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:56am
  • Starting next week we enter the Twilight Zone of not-quite summer but not yet fall. Here in Alaska, traditional definitions of fall like the autumnal equinox don’t always work. Alaska, living true to its motto of “North to the Future,” starts fall early. Consider these upcoming dates: • At 1...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:46pm
  • The Homer Public Library seeks two-dimensional artwork for display at the library. ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:23pm
  • Performing and media artists join together for “Nature’s Walk: An Evening of Dance and Multimedia Performance” at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Homer High School Mariner Theatre. With artistic director Breezy Berryman, the dance and multimedia performance features works by Berryman, Katherine Helen Fi...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:23pm
  • When Pier One Theatre goes dark between its Youth Theatre production in late July and the closing show in late August, what’s the Homer Spit’s funky little red theater going to do? The silvers are jumping, tourists still visit and though school might be looming, it would be a shame to let the th...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:22pm
  • Yet another oddly gorgeous day. Who needs any more studies on climate change — just ask a gardener.  It started to drizzle while I was wrapping up the gardening this afternoon and it was WARM drizzle, not cold. I did not seek shelter, I just carried on. Interesting. ...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:12pm
  • In 1951, the southern Kenai Peninsula had two fairs, one in Homer and one in Ninilchik. According to a newspaper story on Aug. 11, 1951, plans were being finalized for that year’s Homer fair, with the Skyway Theatre offering space for baking and canning displays, as well as textile, clothing, knit...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:18pm
  • Now would be the time when the Betster does the annual summer punch list column. As kids prepare for school and voters steel themselves for round one of elections, you’d expect the B. to get all snarky about the chores not done. Nope, not gonna do that....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 2:37pm

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