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  • If you’ve been seeing boys walking around town in black-leather jackets and rolled up jeans and girls in poodle skirts and white ankle socks, no, that’s not some hip Homer retro look flashing back to the 1950s....

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:21pm
  •     Bruce Knowles, chairman of the Mat-Su borough’s Fish and Wildlife Commission, is urging sport fishermen to call Gov. Sean Parnell and tell him to prohibit fishery managers from following the Upper Cook Inlet fishery management plan set forth by the Board of Fisheries during the upcom...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 9:15am
  • In thinking about our own backyard, the wilderness and near-wilderness surrounding us isn't just our playground. It's the home of the almost 3,000 moose that live there. How many moose live on the lower Kenai Peninsula? How many bulls to cows? Those are all questions people want to know about alces ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 8:57am
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game Homer area management biologist Jan Rumble confirmed last week what fishermen have been saying all season: It has been a lousy pot cod season. "It's going slower than it has in the past," Rumble said. She reported that as of the end of last week, the fleet of boats...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 4:09pm
  • For the past few days the Betster has been chasing owls and comets. The Betster has been on a mission to find that great gray owl for the Betster Spousal Companion, who has yet to see it. You'd think this would be easy what with all the cop reports of cars blocking West Hill Road. Nope. First the gr...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:37pm
  • Somewhere under the snow there are trails and boardwalks and viewing platforms, but in the winter, with the snow thigh-deep and then some, the Carl E. Wynn Nature Center is open for some unique exploration and educational opportunities. "This is my favorite time of year at the Wynn," was the greetin...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:31pm
  • Heidijo films music video Homer musician Heidijo films a video from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday at AJ's OldTown Steakhouse. She will perform her song, "Honeytune," for a music video. The song will be on her first album, "Magazine Street," recently recorded in New Orleans after a successful ...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:28pm
  • How do you take an opera written for the 16th century and turn it into a Las Vegas setting in the 1960s? How is Rigeletto going to be depicted as a jester? You will have to attend the Homer Theatre's showing at 6 p.m. March 21 of the Metropolitan Opera's "Rigeletto" to find out. How will the Met pul...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:27pm
  • Sticks and stones may break your bones, but when it comes to nature inspired art, they do something else: bring two artists together. The title of a collaborative exhibit showing this month at Ptarmigan Arts, it's also the media Homer artists Deb Lowney and Dan Fischer use independently and together...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:23pm
  • (Editor's Note: For 20 years Rosemary Fitzpatrick encouraged area gardeners in her column in the Homer News, the Kachemak Gardener. She took a break, but is back this year with one goal in mind: to help you realize your gardening dreams.) Have you been thinking about planting a garden but don't get ...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:39pm

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