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  • Many Alaskans know the commercial seafood industry is an economic powerhouse, and the largest private employer in the state. But a new report from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration details how important the Alaska industry is to the nation, with each full-time fishing job in Alaska cre...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:57am
  • Yes, indeed, there is a Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival (see related story, page 1). The arrival of winged visitors from the tip of South America, Central America and all along the Pacific Coast as they make their way to northern nesting grounds is cause for more than a festival, however. It marks a...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:36am
  • If we were commissars, we’d be polishing our medals and fluffing up our big fur for the big May Day parade in Red Square. Oh, that is like so Soviet Union. What do you think this is, the People’s Republic of Alaska? Here at latitude 59 degrees and some change, we don’t make a big deal of May 1...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:04pm
  • East coast musician EJ Simpson performs a one-man version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” at 8 p.m. May 9 at AJ’s OldTown Steakhouse. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by calling 235-9949. The 1971 classic rock opera is based on the last week in the life of Christ. Simpson...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:58pm
  • Homer writer Marianne Schlegelmilch signs her new book, “Feather for Hoonah Joe,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Homer Bookstore. Personalized copies can be ordered by calling 235-7496....

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:57pm
  • Homer poet Peter Kauffman won third place in the Fairbanks Art Association’s statewide poetry contest. Kaufmann won in the adult category for his poem, “Receive the World.” A reading was held April 12 at the Bear Gallery, Fairbanks....

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:57pm
  • Four Homer High School students won for works entered in the Alaska Student Activities Association All-state Art Competition, with sophomore Hayden Chase winning first place in jewelry and metalsmithing and taking best-in-show for his sculpture, “Snowmachine.” Others winning are third place, Lis...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:56pm
  • Art Shop Gallery  448 E. Pioneer Ave.  The Old and the New 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception  The Art Shop Gallery cleans out old items with an “all you can stuff” bag sale of frames, prints, glass and mats. Bags are $10 or $20. For the...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:54pm
  • With shorebirds already beginning to arrive and the 22nd annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival running May 8-11, it’s no surprise that several shows opening for First Friday feature birds. Artist Erin Rae D’Eimon exhibits her work in a place filled with fiber art, the Knitty Stash on Main Stree...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:53pm
  • 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 - 1:10pm

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