Homer Features

  • The Alaska Senate Resources Committee held a hearing Monday to discuss Cook Inlet salmon, and one idea came to the forefront: a professional Board of Fisheries. The idea first came up through testimony by Dwight Kramer, chair of the Kenai Area Fisherman’s Coalition, a group of pri...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:13pm
  • The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Homer Council on the Arts have issued a call for art for  Ocean’s Lament, an unjuried exhibit of marine debris art to be show in July at HCOA. The exhibit is curated by Lynn Marie Naden. The submission deadline is June 21. Art work should be submitte...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:37pm
  • April is Jubilee month, the annual celebration of young Homer artists sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts. Upcoming events and deadlines are: • March 31: Application deadline for Youth Summer Fine Arts Scholarships for students currently in grades 6-11. Scholarship recipients will be announ...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:36pm
  • Falling in love, connecting communities and creating communities. That all sounds like serious stuff, until you get to the part about playing games — men vs. women — and, oh yeah, becoming a caribou. In Allison Warden’s “Come on Caribou!” workshops this week, and her performance, “Let Gl...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:36pm
  • Six Homer students won in the writing categories of F Magazine’s Alaska Statewide Youth Arts and Writing Contest. Homer High School junior Jonas Noomah also won a scholarship to the Sitka Fine Arts Camps for his Flash Fiction story, “January Creek.” Noomah also plays marimba in the youth-adult...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:36pm
  • National Endowment for the Arts Big Read visiting writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea visits April 5-6 for a series of workshops and talks. From 2-5 p.m. April 5-6 at the Kachemak Bay Campus he presents “The Theory and Practice of Trust,” a workshop in which students “explore...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:36pm
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, an event that filled the pages of the Homer News for months.  ...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:13pm
  • Let us suppose you lived in a far northern climate. Let’s say that you expect cold temperatures and have acquired a wardrobe for it — you know, fluffy down jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves and winter boots. Let’s say that for some gosh-darn weird reason, one winter this gear becomes mostly usel...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 2:22pm
  • Fishermen looking to get more for their catch by installing refrigeration or wanting to better understand and protect their investment in a refrigeration system can take a hands-on class in Homer from a pro next week. Marine Mechanical Solutions, which specializes in marine refrigeration, is coming ...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:01pm
  • For centuries, traveling across snow on skis has been a common way to travel in Alaska. Given that history, it’s not surprising that one of Homer’s oldest and still active recreational clubs is the Kachemak Ski Club, the organization that has operated a succession of rope tows on Diamond Ridge a...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 1:56pm

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