Homer Features

  • Young fishermen are preparing to gather for the fifth Alaska Young Fishermen’s Summit in Anchorage beginning Dec. 10 and running through Dec. 12. Put on by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program through the University of Alaska, the summit has taken place four times since 20...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:11pm
  • The effort by a new group calling itself the Alaska Fisheries Conservation Alliance to put a ballot initiative in front of voters that would ban setnetting in Cook Inlet has drawn swift and sharp criticism from the fishing industry....

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:27am
  • Ten days after Daylight Saving Time flipped, the Betster still hasn’t quite adjusted to the time change. Here at Latitude 59 degrees, as we slouch toward the winter solstice, it doesn’t really matter which side of the day gives up sunshine. Within a few weeks we’ve lost an hour of daylight any...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:22am
  • Two Homer brothers, Tehben and Jebarri Dean, have won the F Magazine’s F-action music video contest for “Tiny Birch Basket,” a song written by Michael Howard. Their video also features the puppetry of Buzz Schwall, the Alaska puppet maker who died this summer. The winners were announced, troph...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:51am
  • Wearable Arts: Show Off! is at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday at Land’s End Resort. The art, fashion and design show features more than 70 pieces of wearable art created by Homer and Alaska artists. Sponsored by Bunnell Street Arts Center and the Homer Fiber Arts Collective, proceeds from this year’s ...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:43am
  • In the genre of war novels, the best books often come from soldier-authors, the men and women who have stared at bullets and mortar rounds and come back to write about war. These writers face a dilemma, though. They write not necessarily for other soldiers, but for civilians. As one Vietnam veteran ...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:42am
  • Homer photographer Scott Dickerson has been selected one of 50 finalists in the third Red Bull Ilume international sports photography contest. Dickerson’s photograph of three people surfing the bore tide on Turnagain Arm made the final cut in the “Playground” category.  The top 50 photogr...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:41am
  • Considering how spread out are the facilities of Homer Senior Citizens Inc., when you talk about something being in our backyard, that means many backyards. The main campus between Herndon Drive and Svedlund Street includes independent living apartments, assisted living apartments, the main center a...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:05am
  • The Wearable Arts show, a collaboration between the Homer Fiber Arts Collective and Bunnell Street Arts Center, returns with shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Nov. 16 at Land’s End Resort. Tickets are $20 Bunnell Street Arts Center members and $25 general admission, on sale at Bunnell, Land’s End and the...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:52pm
  • Artist, storyteller, playwright and curator Jack Dalton visits Bunnell Street Arts Center for November. A National Endowment for the Arts Artworks resident artist, Dalton presents these public opportunities: • 6:30 p.m. Saturday, potluck, Bunnell Street Arts Center; bring a dish to share; • 8 p...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:51pm

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