Homer Features

  • With a nomination from her Homer High School choir director, but still needing some financial support, singer Cassandra “Cassie” Burkhardt, 18, of Ninilchik, has been given an opportunity in New York in February. Through a nomination and selection process, Burkhardt has been chosen for the Honor...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 4:23pm
  • The Homer Council on the Arts invites singers to go caroling from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Meet at 11 a.m. at HCOA, 355 W. Pioneer Ave. Carolers will visit assisted living facilities and select homes in town. Call HCOA at 235-4288.  ...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 4:23pm
  • Local authors like Michael McBride, Miranda Weiss and Nancy Lord aren’t the only ones to write books about Homer. Three recent books published by Lower 48 writers involve Homer and Alaska, either as setting or about people from here. All were written by people with Homer connections, too....

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 4:04pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries wrapped up its meeting last week on Lower Cook Inlet issues with a change in boundaries for the Port Dick salmon seine fishery, a couple of tweaks to the groundfish fishery and an awareness-raising discussion about the state’s response to federal plan...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 2:59pm
  • One of Alaskans’ favorite sports these days is making fun of how woefully unprepared cities in the Lower 48 can be when snow falls. We’re not talking respectable amounts of snow, like your average Buffalo, N.Y., blizzard of 5 feet. We’re talking 5 inches in downtown Portland, Ore. Apparently o...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:56pm
  • The deadline has been extended to Jan. 18 for the Alaska Statewide Youth Art & Writing Competition. Open to students in grades 7 to 12 and sponsored by F Magazine, the contest honors both visual and literary arts. Finalists will have their work curated at the gallery and published in F Magazine....

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:49pm
  • When a musician solicits Kickstarter funding for a project, the payoff for patrons comes when a CD gets released. Singer, songwriter and pianist Heidijo Smith, who performs just as Heidijo, does just that with her release party of “Magazine Street” at 5 p.m. Sunday at Bunnell Street Arts Center....

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:38pm
  • Taking a glance at the Homer Council on the Arts online Artists Registry, one thing pops up immediately. There are way more than 18 artists, writers, dancers and musicians on the lower Kenai Peninsula....

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:34pm
  • Oh sure, it’s easy to count and identify birds during the balmy spring days of the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. In winter, when Homer only gets six hours of daylight, temperatures drop into single digits and it could be blowing snow sideways, that’s when the tough birders come out....

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 2:05pm
  • Halibut fishermen are bracing for another huge quota cut after the International Pacific Halibut Commission staff presented a rather grim stock assessment at their interim meeting in Seattle last week. While there is no longer a “staff recommendation,” staff members do present a...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 1:24pm

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