Homer Features

  • Remember KLM Flight 876, the jet that went through the Redoubt Volcano ash in 1989? All four engines shut down and the jet fell 13,000 feet before two could get restarted. Everyone landed safely, but what a ride. That’s sort of how Alaska felt early Sunday morning with the 7.1-magnitude Iniskin ea...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 11:22am
  • Saulitis memorial reading is Friday at KBC The Kachemak Bay Campus sponsors a memorial reading for Homer writer Eva Saulitis at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the campus. Saulitis, 52, died Jan. 16 of breast cancer. People are invited to bring a short excerpt of Saulitis’ prose and poetry. B...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:43am
  • From a 16-year-old new artist to a 90-year-old outdoors and history writer, the 11th annual Homer Council on the Arts Arts Awards shine a light on leaders in the Homer arts community who have distinguished themselves as creators, teachers and arts advocates.  The HCOA Board of Directors decides...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 10:36am
  • As young Alaskans gather in Juneau for the sixth annual Young Fishermen’s Summit next week to explore ways to get a leg up in an increasingly challenging and expensive industry, Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, a member of the House Fisheries Committee, is trying to help. Kreiss-Tomkins and other mem...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:01am
  • If the clouds clear, for the next month we’ll see all five bright planets clustered together. “Bright” here doesn’t mean planets that did really well on the SAT, but the ones visible with the naked eye: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. They’ll be spread out from east to west like ...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:57am
  • Homer Bookstore releases its 2015 best-seller list The Homer Bookstore has released its 2015 best-seller list of books sold at the independent bookstore last year. The list is compiled from overall sales figures. ...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:47am
  • Chock full of puns surrounding how an orchestra can rock — passing out literal rocks to musicians and hauling a rocking chair on stage — the Link Up concert with Kenai Peninsula Orchestra rocked the house in the Mariner Theatre on Friday, Jan. 15. ...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:47am
  • At a time when the state of Alaska is counting its pennies, a recently released study showing the state spends $27.2 million more than it takes in for commercial fishing is making waves. The study, conducted by Bob Loeffler and Steve Colt of  the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of ...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:44am
  • Next Monday honors the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., widely considered the man who inspired the modern Civil Rights movement. Through his “I Have a Dream Speech” at the Aug. 23, 1963 Civil Rights March in Washington, D.C., King motivated millions to work toward equality for all. King might have s...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:29am
  • In an alleged winter besotted by gray skies and cold rain, the Telluride MountainFilm On Tour festival has just the prescription. It actually includes two doses of “Nature Rx” — short films that could result in “authenticity, confidence, spontaneous euphoria or being in a good mood for no ap...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:00am

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