Homer Features

  • Recently one of our hard working reporters took a vacation to Paris. Sacre bleu! It’s a good thing the International Herald Tribune wasn’t  hiring or we would have lost the poor guy to the City of Lights. He’s been talking of sidewalk cafes, awesome museums, incredible monuments, quaint l...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:07am
  • ‘Made of Salmon’ reading is Friday Authors from the anthology “Made of Salmon: Alaska Stories from the Salmon Project” hold a reading at 6 p.m. Friday at the Homer Public Library. Editor Nancy Lord and contributing authors Rich Chiappone, Kirsten Dixon, Jerre Wills and Micha...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:51am
  • Birch trees, bugs and now bears. For more than a decade, the Pratt Museum has brought together scientists and artists to explore aspects of natural history, culture and science. Partnering with organizations like the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, the museum sponsors scientific talks and invites art...

    Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:50am
  • A mini-price war on the Homer docks turned out to be a boon for a small handful of halibut fishermen this week, with one fishermen selling his large fish, over 40 pounds, for $7.80 per pound. The lowest price on the dock was $7 straight. Halibut prices have been strong all year, but the flurry of pr...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:46am
  • The Shorebird Festival goers have come and gone after the weekend, during which they enjoyed temperatures in the mid-60s, bright sunshine and sparkling water in Kachemak Bay. Whether you were out birding or, like the Betster, soaking up the sun and watching the birders get excited over things with w...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:13am
  • The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference will mark changing tides in the literary world and the Homer community with its 15th year. Sarah Leavitt, a writer from Vancouver, British Columbia, will give the conference’s first workshops on graphic narrative. Leavitt’s first book, “Tangles: A Story A...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:11am
  • I talk too much. Three times this past week I have invited interested gardeners over to look at this creation. Now, I said “interested” and they are but when I start going into way too much detail and their eyes glaze over I should take the hint. Live and learn. Plus, I don’t have time to go i...

    Thu, 05/19/2016 - 9:36am
  • Turmoil is roiling the Bristol Bay salmon fishery long before boats start ramming each other and running over nets. One major issue is price, which last year averaged 50 cents per pound before refrigeration and production bonuses....

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:38am
  • The birds have been back in town for a couple of weeks, surely but surely arriving in time for Homer’s celebration of their existence. Now it’s our turn to show up on the shores, binoculars and cameras in hand, to pay our respects to the many species of incredible wildlife that choose to spend t...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 10:32am
  • T he partnership of Homer artists Skywalker and Brian Payne sounds like a romance novel tease. Can a storyteller-poet-dancer raised in a military family find true love, bliss, creative support and happiness with a Midwestern comic book writer? And can they thrive as artists in a small town at the en...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:56am

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