Homer Features

  • The International Pacific Halibut Commission made the hard choice last week and slashed quotas in several areas. The quota for the commercial longline fishery in Alaska waters is 16.75 million pounds, a drop of 23 percent from 2013. Here is the commercial quota breakdown by area: • 2C, Sou...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:06pm
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. One activity that has been part of Homer winters for more than 50 years is car races on Beluga Lake. As Homer history goes, there might be a few i...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:33pm
  • Pretty nifty — guess who’s 50? That would be us, of course, as we celebrate 50 years of reporting on this wild, wacky and wonderful town. Holy Mimeograph! Fifty years doesn’t seem like that long a time, not if you can remember 1964 and stuff like the Beatles first performing on the Ed Sullivan...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:27pm
  • To help artists prepare and apply for the Rasmuson Foundation’s annual grant awards, Bunnell Street Arts Center’s Cosmic Agents Initiative presents a series of workshops to help enhance grant writing skills for young and emerging artists. The first workshop is 5 p.m. Jan. 19 at Bunnell and will ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:20pm
  • Mountain Film on Tour returns to Homer for two nights of short documentary films. Shows are 7 p.m. Jan.23 and Jan. 25 at the Mariner Theatre. Different films are shown each night. Admission is $10 each show and benefits Homer Community Recreation. Mountain Film features films on wilderness and exoti...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:19pm
  • The Homer Council on the Arts last week announced the recipients of its Annual Arts Awards. The awards will be presented at its annual meeting starting at 7 p.m. Friday at its offices on Pioneer Avenue. This year’s winners are: • Arts Leadership/Advocacy, Peter Swanson • Youth Artist ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:19pm
  • Homer artist Ronald Senungetuk will receive the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts and Humanities at an awards ceremony Jan. 30 at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Also to receive the Governor’s Award for the Humanities is Homer poet Eva Saulitis....

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:19pm
  • Across the nation, mentoring is in the spotlight this month. The importance of mentors, need for more and how to be involved is what National Mentoring Month is all about. Local activities include:...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:18pm
  • The annual Homer Council on the Arts variety shows have mixed it up over the years. From simple talent shows they became “Out of the Woodwork,” the incarnation the last two years, where performers who might not have been on the stage were challenged to show their talent. This year, musician and ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:18pm
  • The International Pacific Halibut Commission kicked off its 2014 annual meeting on Monday with newly reappointed commissioner Jim Balsinger acknowledging the concern and anxiety surrounding halibut stocks. “The biggest concern of course is the status of Pacific halibut,” he said. “To put it in...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:40pm

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