Homer Features

  • Monday marked the 15th anniversary of continued habitation of the International Space Station. Ever since the first crew arrived on Nov. 2, 2000, at the big tin can in the sky, 220 people from 17 countries have called it a temporary home. Zipping around Earth at 17,500 mph, 26,500 meals have been se...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:38am
  • The annual “Play Like Crazy” community coed volleyball tournament rounded out two days of intense, fun play on Saturday evening with a tournament win for the Gold Diggers, a team made up of mostly Homer High students.  The championship game pitted them against Homer E-Z Pass, an eclectic gr...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:55am
  • Hospice, HCOA collaboration starts Friday  ...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:52am
  • As fall approaches winter and the daylight hours fade, the season turns to that magical time of the year when the low angle of the sun makes the mountains and glaciers glow. That quality of light is revered by photographers and artists. In a new exhibit by Halibut Cove artist Jan Thurston, “Light,...

    Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:51am
  • The numbers are in and Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishermen have been griping about their season for a reason. The total harvest of 3.1 million salmon was 15 percent less than the most recent 10-year average, and the ex-vessel value of around $24 million was 20 percent below the previo...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 9:36am
  • Homer could be like this super-duper productive place except for one tragic flaw: We live in Homer. It’s not that we’re not hard-working souls, ready to take on the tough jobs and get our Carhartts filthy. We do that. Or rather, we try. Sometimes this awesome world on Kachemak Bay gets in the wa...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 9:34am
  • Poet gives spoken word performance tonight...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 8:55am
  • Take one look at Amy Casey’s paintings, and you might be inclined to ask, “What are you doing in Homer?” Most of Casey’s work centers around cities. She paints houses tightly packed, in a way residences seldom are in Homer: piled up on each other, winding up into the sky on stilts or hanging...

    Thu, 10/29/2015 - 8:54am
  • The Juneau-based Halibut Coalition is putting out a last-minute call for people to send comments to the International Pacific Halibut Commission regarding the appointment of two commissioners....

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:44am
  • As the city of Homer slouches toward a budget to be born, seasoned citizens might ponder how the heck we ever managed in the days before huge oil revenues and big federal spending. From what the Betster understands in talking to pioneers who lived here long before reliable internet, it was dang toug...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:42am

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