Homer Features

  • The annual Cowboy Cabaret returns at 5 p.m. April 4 at Alice’s Champagne Palace. The evening includes cowboy poetry, stories and songs. Special musical guests are the Homer Ukulele Society and Neck & Neck. Sign up between 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. with entertainment to follow. Cowboy Mark Marette i...

    Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:15am
  • There is something about the Alaska landscape that attracts a certain kind of person. Alayne Tetor was drawn to Alaska by its wild, untamed frontier, adventure lifestyle and simple living. She was attracted by the background vistas and glacier landscapes. Tetor, 28, an art teacher at Homer High Scho...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:05pm
  • Go to any meeting around town and you’re likely to hear the call of Homerus cruditis — that beast we transform into when the spring rhinovirus hits town. Holy hippopotamus! No, we’re not talking a beast with big horns, but rhino as in “nose,” an infection that takes up residency in your sc...

    Wed, 03/25/2015 - 3:51pm
  • 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

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