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  • The leaves have fallen and there is snow on the mountains across the bay; that means I am happy to retreat to our warm kitchen in my comfy slippers and cook.  I want to make comfort food, family favorites and hearty dishes. We had a bumper crop of potatoes and the Other Fisherman got a moose, s...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:45pm
  • The holiday season is known as a season of great joy.  In reality, however, that isn’t everyone’s experience. “Holidays are hard for people, especially for people when they’re grieving,” said Rev. Lisa Talbott of Homer United Methodist Church....

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 4:32pm
  • The other night while driving home from the word mines, the Betster stopped by Beluga Lake to gaze at the rising full moon. With a new sheen of ice, the moon shimmered on the lake in one of those only-in-Alaska moments. While the B. stood there watching the moon, a guy pulled up in a pickup truck wi...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 2:39pm
  • 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 - 2:11pm
  • 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 - 10:27am
  • 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 - 10:22am
  • 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 - 9:51am
  • 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 - 9:43am
  • 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 - 9:42am
  • 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 - 9:41am

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