Homer Features

  • Going show opens Friday...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:03pm
  • In this gloomy winter, the media of encaustic evokes feelings of warmth both in its creation and appreciation. Encaustic painting uses melted beeswax, resin and pigment. The word “encaustic” comes from the Greek word “enkaien,” meaning “to burn in,” and while encaustic isn’t literally ...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:02pm
  • Thanks to the services of the U.S. Government, and in particular the Naval Observatory, we’ve figured out how to compile sunrise-sunset and hours of daylight tables for Homer. We might complain about the feds, but now and then they do stuff right. Navigational charts, buoys, rescuing mariners on s...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:30pm
  • Bering Sea halibut fishermen narrowly missed getting a reduction of trawl bycatch at the latest North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting after a tied vote on a petition for emergency action by the state of Alaska. At issue are the drastic cuts being made to the directed hali...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 3:32pm
  • We’ve been working hard here at the Homer News, putting out not just this issue, but our super-mega-ginormous 50th anniversary edition, publishing Jan. 1. If you see one of us wandering around with a deer-in-the-headlights look, we’ve just stared down an 18-wheeler truck and jumped off the highw...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 3:16pm
  • With New Year’s Eve in the middle of the week next Wednesday, Homer revelers can choose from celebrations from sedate to rowdy. This year, two old favorites are back with the return of Edible Arts at Bunnell Street Arts Center and the reopening under new management of Alice’s Champagne Palace....

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:45pm
  • Now comes the time in the holiday season when ... well, don’t panic. OK, panic. See the date at the top of the page? It’s Dec. 18, seven days before Christmas. Oh, sure, if you’re a guy, you’re saying, “Plenty of time,” but more organized people in the world have suddenly realized time...

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:16am
  • To say “Christmas” is to unlock a treasure chest of favorite memories and a world of much loved tastes, smells, sounds and scenes....

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:02am
  • Artists and authors pose after a reception at Fresh Sourdough Express on Sunday. From left are Bummpo Bremicker, Jan O’Meara, Amanda Brannon, Donna Maltz, Nina Faust, Dena Matkin, Wilma Williams and Mary Perry. Jim Lavrakas, not shown, also read from a book by Mike McBride....

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:35am
  • A proposal to the Alaska Board of Fisheries from last year to look at developing a state-waters pollock fishery is getting legs with a test fishery with seines in Kachemak Bay....

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:35am

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