Homer Features

  • Ninilchik resident Mike Chihuly has lived enough lives to write several books since moving to Alaska more than 60 years ago. Instead, he packed them all into one. Chihuly’s book, “Alaska Fish and Fire,” was published in August and released in October. It catalogs Chihuly’s life experiences f...

    Wed, 12/14/2016 - 1:37pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: The conservation-minded Homer City Council agreed to put almost 21 acres of city land on the Homer Spit off limits to development forever. The decision signaled the council’s backing of birds over bulldozers in that spot with a vote of 5-1 to turn over to Kachemak H...

    Wed, 12/14/2016 - 1:36pm
  • Peyton does watercolor demo Saturday at Fireweed Gallery Watercolor artist Jan Peyton does a demonstration from 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Fireweed Gallery. She will show techniques like wet-on-wet painting and how to add pigment to wet areas to create a translucent effect. The demonst...

    Wed, 12/14/2016 - 1:35pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries is preparing to move forward on a formal motion asking the Legislature to review the state’s fish habitat permitting process at the request of 13 Cook Inlet-area stakeholders. The group, who made the formal request when the fish board met in Homer earlier this month, ...

    Wed, 12/14/2016 - 11:58am
  • It has been the Betster’s experience that some people go a little nuts over the holidays. You know who you are. Not that there’s anything wrong with embracing the joy of the season, but if you find yourself searching for frosted cookie patterns on Pinterest at two in the morning, perhaps you nee...

    Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:52pm
  • Being the creative person I am, I enjoy trying new recipes and adding a fun variety of flavors to my menus. My cooking constantly evolves. I find inspiration from all over — the Internet, cooking magazines, a new cookbook, a trip somewhere, a new-to-me ingredient, or just making a wonderful, fresh...

    Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:21pm
  • 20 years ago in the Homer News: Two hundred people marched in a snowstorm on Monday, Dec. 2 to protest the Cook Inlet Lease Sale 85A, hoping to send an unmistakable message to Gov. Tony Knowles. Lease Sale 85A included roughly 1.1 million acres onshore and offshore from Turnagain Arm to the lower Ke...

    Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:18pm
  • Big Read starts next month The Friends of the Homer Public Library presents its third Homer Big Read. The focus of the community read will be Thornton Wilder’s books “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” and “Our Town.” Together the community will examine the themes of the books, i...

    Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:29pm
  • Several times a week, youth services librarian Claudia Haines holds Storytime in the Homer Public Library’s Joy Griffin Children’s Room. For ages 3-5 and 2 and younger, Haines reads books, sings songs and holds games, all with the goal of forming literacy — and inspiring children with the joy ...

    Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:26pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries wrapped up its meetings for Lower Cook Inlet issues on Saturday, with one small but substantial change for the pot cod fleet. A proposal brought forward by Homer fisherman Alray Carroll reduced the areas closed to the fleet that are more sheltered in winter months, aidi...

    Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:38pm

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