Homer Features

  • 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
  • Every Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon for the last month, Bunnell Street Arts Center has been a hub of happy activity. ...

    Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:35am
  • On Oct. 18, 148 years ago, at the Governor’s House in Sitka, Russia formally transferred possession of Alaska to the United States. Soldiers marched, sabers flashed and, oh yeah, the double-eagle flag of Imperial Russia got stuck on the flagpole. Several soldiers had to shimmy up the flagpole to g...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 2:16pm
  • The Pratt Museum currently is featuring the exhibit “Museum Macabre: Darkest Secrets of Kachemak Bay.” The show will run through Oct. 31. “Some stories from Kachemak Bay have been lost to common knowledge, swept under the rug and into collections storage at the Pratt Museum,” according to a ...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 12:51pm
  • On either side of West Pioneer Avenue near Bartlett Street, Woodard Creek flows from the Pratt Museum to the Homer Council on the Arts and on into Kachemak Bay. In discussions about protecting the shared waterway, leaders of both organizations realized the creek united them not just geographically, ...

    Wed, 10/14/2015 - 12:50pm

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