Homer Features

  • 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
  • Longtime Homer artist R.W. “Toby” Tyler’s new show at Ptarmigan Arts lives up to its name, “Surprises from Toby’s Attic.”  The retrospective show does exactly that: displays works found in Tyler’s attic, from pen-and-ink and watercolor drawings of San Francisco Victorian houses to...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:03pm
  • There is nothing that irritates me more than the month of March. Well, national politics but that’s only this year. March springs eternal. ...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:21am
  • The Cook Inlet state-waters cod season is progressing as usual, albeit with a smaller quota and smaller fish. The 2016 total Pacific cod state-waters quota for the Cook Inlet management area is 4.1 million pounds, with 85 percent of the quota, or 3.5 million pounds, going to pot boats, and 15 percen...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 10:09am
  • When historians look back at March 1, 2016, they will hail it as the day one man overcame obstacles and did what few before him have. One man will have traveled far, risen to heights unimagined, and changed the world. Holy Spray Tan! Yes, Tuesday marked the day the American astronaut Scott Kelly ret...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 10:08am

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