Homer Features

  • Artist Julianne Tomich holds talk at library   Homer artist Julianne Tomich’s paintings of birds are featured in the Fireside Reading Room through mid-April at the Homer Public Library . She will give a talk on the making of her paintings and how to make your own frames and c...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:07am
  • In April 2013, starting from their Seldovia home, Erin McKittrick and Bretwood Higman and their two children, Katmai, now 7, and Lituya, now 5, set off to circumnavigate Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet by foot and pack raft. About a week out a storm stopped them at Aurora Lagoon on the south side of the...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 9:05am
  • It isn’t all that unusual to have five inches of new snow on the first day of spring. There are two ways to cope: either  pragmatically or emotionally. I chose to make waffles which I think falls somewhere in-between. John, sensing an indoor tempest, stoked the fire, made me tea, said almost ...

    Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:27am
  • Homer fisherman Buck Laukitis is one of two Alaskans chosen by Gov. Bill Walker to fill two seats being vacated on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The other is Kodiak resident Theresa Peterson. The council has 11 voting members, and oversees federal fisheries from 3 to 200 miles from s...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 9:17am
  • This week has been chock full of important dates. On Monday, 3/14/16, we got Pi Day, because the date is close to the numeral pi, 3.14159. Break out the key lime pies. Yum. On Tuesday it was March 15, the Ides of March, famous for when Julius Caesar discovered that in politics, you can’t even trus...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 9:15am
  • Wasteland Hop plays Friday at Alice’s   Fort Collins, Colo., folk-rock-hip hop band Wasteland Hop plays at 9 p.m. Friday at Alice’s Champagne Palace. The band describes itself as “the soulful pourings of Janis Joplin interlaced with the cerebral speech of Aesop Rock.” F...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 9:02am
  • Barnabas Firth provided the idea and his father, Ben Firth, perfected the technique. Earlier this month the Anchor Point team wowed the judges of the 2016 BP World Ice Art Championship in Fairbanks and took first place in the single-block, abstract art category for their work, “Nature of Conflict....

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 9:00am
  • The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is considering revising its regulations on water management, and seeking public input.  Cook Inletkeeper and the Chuitna Citizens Coalition are suggesting finally implementing the “fish first” policy suggested by Gov. Bill  Walker’s transiti...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:17pm
  • Should you stroll down Pioneer Avenue on Friday night, don’t be surprised if the streets look empty. Unless you’re at the airport or driving north, Homer magically slips into its mid-March slumber. Old men in suspenders sitting on the bench by the Poopdeck Trail will look around and say, “Seem...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:11pm
  • Homer film premieres today at Homer Theatre The world premiere of “The Care and Feeding of Jack,” a new film by Homer filmmaker Brian George Smith, shows at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre. The  feature-length film stars Dick Sanders, Jessi Hahn, Peter Norton, Nancy Chast...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:04pm

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