Homer Features

  • Ten days into the 2015 halibut season, prices are beginning to fall slightly, but production is nearly nonexistent, at least in the central Gulf of Alaska, Area 3A. Stormy weather and big tides have conspired to make a slow start to the season in Area 3A, with the weather continuing...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:36am
  • Friday at 2:45 p.m. the sun crosses the celestial equator, an imaginary line in the heavens above the earth’s equator. We’ll experience one of those cosmic events marking the passage of this big blue marble around the sun. You may know that event as “spring.”...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:22pm
  • “…When I sally forth to seek my prey I help myself in a royal way. I sink a few more ships, it’s true, Than a well-bred monarch ought to do; But many a king on a first-class throne, If he wants to call his crown his own, Must manage somehow to get through More dirty work...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:38pm
  • International guitar masters Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo perform 7 p.m. March 27 at the Mariner Theatre. They also will do an informal jam-style workshop while in Homer. Known as Frank and Vinny, the duo plays a wide variety of classical and modern music ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven t...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:29pm
  • Libby Roderick, the Anchorage-based folk singer/songwriter and environmental activist who will perform March 26 at the Kachemak Bay Conservation Society’s annual meeting, fights for change by singing love songs. ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:27pm
  • There is a green sandwich board sign propped by the sidewalk at 1044 East End Road with a short message: Brain Injury Support Group Meets Tuesdays at 1 p.m. If the sign is out, then at 1 p.m., Kathy Stingley will be inside waiting. Even if no one else shows up.  Stingley, who ...

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:24pm
  • Thanks to hatcheries coming back online, lower Cook Inlet is expecting a bumper crop of pink salmon this season. Fishermen can expect a total run of 2.16 million pinks and a harvest of 1.72 million fish, compared to the latest five-year average harvest of 650,000 fish....

    Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:08pm
  • Anyone who has lived in Homer long enough to remember the real name of the old blue bank building shouldn’t be surprised that the Friday before spring break our weather flip-flopped. Alaska weather has it in for teachers and school district staff trying to get away. It can be warm, the snow will h...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:05pm
  • Eight weeks of Big Read events culminate with a capstone presentation by Ray Bradbury biographer Sam Weller at 7 p.m. March 19 at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Homer’s Big Read this year is Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel, “Fahrenheit 451.” The authorized biographer of Ray ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:18pm
  • The solstice celebration on March 20 will probably be somewhat sedate due to the fact that it’s been pretty much a spring-with-a-cold for most of the winter.  The weather’s been so mild that this is the first year local sourdoughs can remember more green grass on the ground than under grow ...

    Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:17pm

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