Homer Features

  • Falling in love, connecting communities and creating communities. That all sounds like serious stuff, until you get to the part about playing games — men vs. women — and, oh yeah, becoming a caribou. In Allison Warden’s “Come on Caribou!” workshops this week, and her performance, “Let Gl...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:36pm
  • Six Homer students won in the writing categories of F Magazine’s Alaska Statewide Youth Arts and Writing Contest. Homer High School junior Jonas Noomah also won a scholarship to the Sitka Fine Arts Camps for his Flash Fiction story, “January Creek.” Noomah also plays marimba in the youth-adult...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:36pm
  • National Endowment for the Arts Big Read visiting writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea visits April 5-6 for a series of workshops and talks. From 2-5 p.m. April 5-6 at the Kachemak Bay Campus he presents “The Theory and Practice of Trust,” a workshop in which students “explore...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:36pm
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, an event that filled the pages of the Homer News for months.  ...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:13pm
  • Let us suppose you lived in a far northern climate. Let’s say that you expect cold temperatures and have acquired a wardrobe for it — you know, fluffy down jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves and winter boots. Let’s say that for some gosh-darn weird reason, one winter this gear becomes mostly usel...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:22pm
  • Fishermen looking to get more for their catch by installing refrigeration or wanting to better understand and protect their investment in a refrigeration system can take a hands-on class in Homer from a pro next week. Marine Mechanical Solutions, which specializes in marine refrigeration, is coming ...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:01pm
  • For centuries, traveling across snow on skis has been a common way to travel in Alaska. Given that history, it’s not surprising that one of Homer’s oldest and still active recreational clubs is the Kachemak Ski Club, the organization that has operated a succession of rope tows on Diamond Ridge a...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:56pm
  • Sometimes the Betster isn’t tuned in to all the action going on in the world. On Monday while driving to work, the Betster grew puzzled by the inactivity in town. The school parking lots were empty. Traffic was light. It was like aliens had come down in the mother ship and abducted 500 of our fine...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:38pm
  • Be prepared to shift your expectations. Anything can happen in March: single digits, a ton of snow, wind. Name it, and be ready. I won’t turn the heat on in the greenhouse until the first week in April. In the meantime, all the starts are under lights in the guest room. Good thing there aren’t a...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:48am
  • Registration has started for the Tutka Bay Writers Retreat, with a workshop by poet Carolyn Forché, “Writing On Tutka Bay: New Poems, New Passages.” Sponsored by 49 Writers, the workshop is Sept. 5-7 and costs $575 for members and $625 for nonmembers. The fee includes instruction, meals, lodgin...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:41am

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