Homer Features

  • Johnny B.’s Rhythm of the North now shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Homer Council on the Arts. He will perform every Friday at 7:30 p.m. through Sept. 2. Admission is $12 HCOA member and $15 general admission. Tickets are available at HCOA and the Homer Bookstore. His show also continues at Pier ...

    Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:14pm
  • A bull moose causes a traffic jam on FAA Drive — the road to the airport — about 3:40 p.m. last Thursday, July 7, before making it safely across the road. Peter MacDonald of Medford, Mass., took these photos from his motorhome. A captain with the Medford Fire Department, MacDonald works overtime...

    Thu, 07/14/2016 - 9:20am
  • Twenty-two years ago, Harriette Parker published “Alaska’s Mushrooms: A Practical Guide,” with photos and descriptions of 34 species of mushrooms, many of which she and her husband, Neil McArthur, found and photographed in the Homer area. “Harriette had an interest in mushrooms when she used...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:09pm
  • Early bird, discounted tickets for Salmonfest end at midnight July 22. Prices for a 3-day pass are $130 adults, $115 each for a four-pack of tickets, and $105 for teenagers 13-17 and seniors age 65 and older. This year’s headline acts include the Indigo Girls, Trampled by Turtles and Quixotic Cirq...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:09pm
  • Remember in winters past when it snowed so much you had to keep a snow shovel inside the front door to get out in the morning? That’s how the Betster feels with this summer’s explosion of green. To keep a decent lawn, you have to mow at least once a week — sometimes twice a week. Holy Tropican...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:56pm
  • O h me, oh my — five “grands” ages five to 11. What a crew. This little house is bursting at the seams. There are bouquets galore in various jelly jars, hither and yon, inside and out. Glorious. The soccer ball is being kicked into perennial beds, Jade the Dog is barking. It looks and sounds j...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:11pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News Lack of support for the Homer branch of the Cook Inlet Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse kept Homer from starting the Youth Early Intervention Program designed to catch youths when they are in the experimental stages of substance abuse. The program could not get starte...

    Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:11pm
  • Alaska artists can apply for Outside residencies...

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:37am
  • Homer writer McKibben Jackinsky’s first book, “Too Close to Home? Living with ‘drill baby’ on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula” tells the story of recent oil and gas development on the southern peninsula through the voices of property owners who have been affected by that development. Because Ja...

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:36am
  • A longtime environmental educator who taught everyone from children to seniors, and everywhere from outdoors to the classroom, has been honored with the Alaska Conservation Foundation’s Jerry Dixon Award for Excellence in Environmental Education. Carmen Field, 53, who died May 31, 2016, received w...

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:04am

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