Homer Features

  • 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
  • Help with cut-paper project...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 9:51am
  • Upper Cook Inlet setnetters were handed a significant victory by the Alaska Supreme Court when it overruled a decision by a Superior Court judge that would have allowed a ballot measure to ban setnets in “urban areas,” but was targeted at Cook Inlet. The ballot initiative was proposed by Alaska ...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:25am
  • Telluride Mountainfilm next week For the 16th year, Telluride Mountainfilm shows in Homer. Two evenings of films show at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 and 16 at the Mariner Theatre. A fundraiser for Community Recreation, tickets for each show are $10, on sale at the Homer Bookstore or at the Commu...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:16am
  • Seven days into the new year, and already it’s shaping up to be a doozy. To recap the news so far: • A big, sloppy winter storm roared in, causing ice jams on the Anchor River, knocking over street lamps on the Spit and blowing off roofs. ...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 10:12am
  • If Anchorage Symphony Orchestra violinist Daniel Perry had been told a few weeks ago he would be chanting healing songs in front of an intimate crowd of people, he might not have believed it. Yet the Homer resident who said his specialty is playing the classics found himself performing chants and so...

    Thu, 01/07/2016 - 9:57am
  • There are only a few more days to vote on which Coast Guard rescue video deserves to be Video of the Year for 2015.  The videos lean heavily toward Alaska....

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 10:19am
  • As our planet rounds the point on its revolution that we arbitrarily call a new year, you might think to yourself, “How did I get here?” Three-hundred sixty-four days ago there you were, chowing down on Hoppin’ John and starting the year. Now here you are, the end of 15 years into the 2000s. N...

    Thu, 12/31/2015 - 10:17am

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