Homer Features

  • Herring season is in full swing, with Sitka Sound already wrapped up, Kodiak opening April 15 and Togiak on the horizon. The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery fell far short of the quota, catching only about two-thirds of the possible harvest, as managers tried to balance catching the fish before ...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:53am
  • You know the rhyme, “April showers bring May flowers?” Not current in this time zone, as television broadcasters used to say back in the days when shows got sent up by tape on a slow barge from Seattle. The better saying might be, “April showers bring May mud.” OK, that doesn’t sound as ca...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:48am
  • In map making, artists depict the landscape with lines and shading. A city map can be all streets, but in the wilderness, cartographers add rivers and lakes, forests and grasslands, and ridges and valleys. The result can seem static, a map that comes alive only in the imagination of the reader. That...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:25am
  • KBC student art show opens Friday   Students from Asia Freeman’s drawing class show their work in a Student Art Showcase this month. The exhibit opens with a reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday in the Kachemak Bay Campus Pioneer Hall Commons gallery.   HHS students...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 8:14am
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s recently released outlook is predicting a relatively robust sockeye salmon run for Upper Cook Inlet this season. That’s coupled with a fairly strong Kenai king salmon run, which should allow the department to more closely follow the management plan and lo...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:37am
  • Periodically the Homer News gets press releases from Outside media flacks pitching a story. Usually they went us to cover some event happening in Anchorage and we have to explain Alaska geography to them.  ...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 9:20am
  • Pier One holds auditions   Pier One Theatre holds auditions for two of its summer plays. Auditions are 5-7 p.m. Friday and 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the Mariner Theatre. The plays are “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, directed by Peter Sheppard, with roles for two couples, an...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:34am
  • National Library Week is April 10-16, and the Friends of the Homer Library will be ushering it in Saturday with its annual fundraiser, the Celebration of Lifelong Learning. A silent auction, live music, appetizers from Maura’s Café and a trivia tree will all accompany presentations of this year...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:31am
  • Never in the 44 years of living in Alaska have I had a garden party the first weekend of April, and there we were, with margaritas no less. Amazing.  There has been a lot to think about the past two weeks. For instance: A friend pointed out that never ever in all her years in the Far North has ...

    Thu, 04/07/2016 - 8:01am
  • The Kachemak Bay campus of Kenai Peninsula College is offering half a dozen classes for boat owners, deckhands and others next month at either minimal cost or free. The classes include three put on by the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, which are Drill Conduc-tor, Stability Training and ...

    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:24pm

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