Homer Features

  • The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is waging an informational campaign against persistent rumors online and in social media that Alaska seafood is tainted by radiation from the Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown caused by the massive March 2011 earthquake in Japan. While the...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 12:09pm
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. Land’s End Resort is one business that’s been in Homer more than 50 years.   Whoever said location, location, location was important must have had Land’s End Res...

    Thu, 01/23/2014 - 9:21am
  • A quick glance at the weather forecast for a Pacific Northwest city calls for a chance of rain, and temperatures in the high 40s and mid 30s. And at another Pacific Northwest city, the forecast is for rain, highs in the high 40s and lows in the mid 40s. Betsteroids, here’s a quiz: Which one is for...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:11pm
  • Finalists have been chosen for the 22nd Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest. The list of finalists has been posted on the Homer Council on the Arts website at www.homerart.org. Winners and honorable mentions will be chosen ...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:21pm
  • The Poems in Place Project, a collaboration of Alaska State Parks, the Alaska Center for the Book and a steering committee of Alaska writers and poets, has issued a call for poems celebrating the natural beauty of Alaska’s state parks.  Poems will be gathered for the Aleknagik State Recreatio...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:21pm
  • Homer musicians Timothy Robb and Lindanne Sarno present a concert, “Pull, Hammer and Slide,” at 8 p.m. Saturday at Bunnell  Street Arts Center. Tickets are $10 to $20 on a sliding scale. The concert explores semi-tones for lute, viola, violin and piano, with slide tone guitar.  Music i...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:20pm
  • Even if you’ve never taken a Community Recreation class or played in a Community Rec sport like Pickle Ball, if you see the MountainFilm on Tour festival today and Saturday, director Mike Illg will count you as a recreation program user. “I always like to look at it as one of our biggest communi...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:20pm
  • The International Pacific Halibut Commission made the hard choice last week and slashed quotas in several areas. The quota for the commercial longline fishery in Alaska waters is 16.75 million pounds, a drop of 23 percent from 2013. Here is the commercial quota breakdown by area: • 2C, Sou...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:06pm
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. One activity that has been part of Homer winters for more than 50 years is car races on Beluga Lake. As Homer history goes, there might be a few i...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:33pm
  • Pretty nifty — guess who’s 50? That would be us, of course, as we celebrate 50 years of reporting on this wild, wacky and wonderful town. Holy Mimeograph! Fifty years doesn’t seem like that long a time, not if you can remember 1964 and stuff like the Beatles first performing on the Ed Sullivan...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 2:27pm

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