Homer Features

  • A group of Bristol Bay fishermen have started a petition to have a mediator from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development intervene between Bristol Bay fishermen and the processors to negotiate a fair price prior to next season after being paid a base price of 50 cen...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 9:48am
  • Now that we’ve dumped Daylight Saving Time for the season, we’ve entered that time when Alaska gets dark and gloomy. If you want to get going on a good winter grump, you’re in luck. Along with darkness comes all varieties of weather misery: snow, ice and rain. ...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 9:44am
  • KBC art show opens  Students in Asia Freeman’s fall Kachemak Bay Campus painting class show their work in the Fall Student Art Showcase. The exhibit opens with a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today in the Commons of the Pioneer Hall at KBC of Kenai Peninsula College. The show...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 9:34am
  • At 5:30 p.m. Monday, when his mother told him it was time to leave the Homer Maker Space for the day, an elementary school student let out a moan of ultimate suffering.  “You’ll be back tomorrow,” said Mom. “Yeah, I will,” responded her son with absolute conviction, grudgingly closing...

    Thu, 11/12/2015 - 9:34am
  • Bristol Bay is expecting another whopping sockeye salmon run, the third consecutive year of above-average harvests. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists predict that 46.5 million sockeye will return to area rivers, meaning a commercial harvest of around 30 million. The fore...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:52am
  • Monday marked the 15th anniversary of continued habitation of the International Space Station. Ever since the first crew arrived on Nov. 2, 2000, at the big tin can in the sky, 220 people from 17 countries have called it a temporary home. Zipping around Earth at 17,500 mph, 26,500 meals have been se...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:38am
  • The annual “Play Like Crazy” community coed volleyball tournament rounded out two days of intense, fun play on Saturday evening with a tournament win for the Gold Diggers, a team made up of mostly Homer High students.  The championship game pitted them against Homer E-Z Pass, an eclectic gr...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:55am
  • Hospice, HCOA collaboration starts Friday  ...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:52am
  • As fall approaches winter and the daylight hours fade, the season turns to that magical time of the year when the low angle of the sun makes the mountains and glaciers glow. That quality of light is revered by photographers and artists. In a new exhibit by Halibut Cove artist Jan Thurston, “Light,...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:51am
  • The numbers are in and Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishermen have been griping about their season for a reason. The total harvest of 3.1 million salmon was 15 percent less than the most recent 10-year average, and the ex-vessel value of around $24 million was 20 percent below the previo...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 9:36am

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