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  • More fossil finds by Homer beachcombers have expanded scientists’ knowledge of the animals that lived here during an interglacial period from 27,000 to 55,000 years ago — what’s called stage 3, between the last two Penultimate and Naptowne glaciations. Radiocarbon tests were done for a horse t...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 2:10pm
  • The Togiak sac roe herring fishery started nearly two weeks earlier than predicted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game analysis of Bering Sea ice and temperature models. That analysis called for the fishery to kick off May 10. Instead, it started with a gillnet opening April 27, lasting until ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:52am
  • The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Bunnell Street Arts Center each received $25,000 project grants from the Rasmuson Foundation in its first-quarter grants cycle. Bunnell will use its grant for technology upgrades and CACS for facility upgrades....

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:44pm
  • Salmonstock announced additional performers to its lineup for the festival Aug. 1-3 at the Kenai Peninsula Fair Grounds, Ninilchik. Acts scheduled to appear are gypsy-folk band Elephant Revival, Americana-bluegrass-fusion group Hot Buttered Rum, Poor Man’s Whiskey, banjo and slide guitar musician ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:44pm
  • Two musical concerts are featured for the 22nd annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival held May 8-11. Kicking off the festival is the 11th annual On the Wing: Celebrating Birds and Spring with Poetry and Song at 7 p.m. May 8 at the Homer Theatre. Featuring life-long Homer musician Sunrise Kilcher-Sjo...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:43pm
  • Adrien Segal, the April Old Town Artist in Residence at Bunnell Street Arts Center, holds spoon carving workshops 2-6 p.m. today and Friday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Segal, a California sculptor, invites people to carve wood into a small sculpture or useful object, such as a spoon, during commu...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:41pm
  • A reception for Student Art Showcase 2014 is 5-6:30 p.m. Friday in the Kachemak Bay Campus Commons Gallery. The exhibit features art from students in painting and ceramics classes....

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:41pm
  • Hidden away about a mile off the Old Sterling Highway in Anchor Point is a musician’s paradise. On a small patch of tundra, surrounded by trees in a house that doubles as an impressive woodworking shop, Ray DeMeo makes a living coaxing beautiful music from the trees growing around him.DeMeo is a l...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:04pm
  • This is the very most excellent time of year. I found myself in the unenviable position of cooling my heels in a waiting room, on a beautiful afternoon no less. No one wants this experience, but there I was. As I settled down to read a time-worn and uninteresting magazine I noticed that the conversa...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:27pm
  • Three members of the Board of Fisheries were easily re-appointed to new three-year terms, although not all without objection, by a joint session of the Legislature last week. The re-appointments of Sue Jeffrey, Reed Morisky and John Jensen were passed through the House fisheries committee the previo...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:05am

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