Homer Features

  • When the Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchorage awarded degrees or certificates to 151 people last Wednesday night, the event marked not just a milestone for the women and men graduating. It marked a milestone for the college, too. This year, Kenai Peninsula Col...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:24pm
  • Dock prices for Alaska’s most popular species of finfish are at the top of their historical range, partly due to a supply shortage and partly due to increasing popularity. Prices for halibut are at record highs, with current levels at around $6.50 per pound for 10-20  pound fish (smalls), $6....

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:42pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival “On the Wing: Celebrating Birds and Spring with Poetry and Song” starts at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre.Featuring life-long Homer musician Sunrise Kilcher-Sjoberg and friends, On the Wing combines original poetry with music, performance art pieces and sli...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:25pm
  • The Bureau of Land Management is looking to host an artist for two weeks in the Yukon River community of Eagle as part of its new artist-in-residence program. The summer residence is open to emerging or established artists working in nearly any media, including painting, printmaking, photography, wr...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:21pm
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center has opened an endowment fund at the Homer Foundation. The Bunnell Street Arts Center Fund was established with an irrevocable gift to be managed in perpetuity by the Homer Foundation. A vessel is now in place to receive legacy gifts. For more information, call Bunnell at 2...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:20pm
  • Visiting artists Jimmy Riordan, Jesus Landin Torrez III and Michael Gerace start their “Searching for the Sublime” art project next week. From 6 to 8 p.m. May 14 at Bishop’s Beach, they hold a Sublime Supper Club, an informal community event with a discussion and potlatch. The three Old Town A...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:16pm
  • Pier One Theatre has announced its May and June play schedule. Showing starting in May are these performances and events:• May 23, 24, 25: “The Glow,” a one-person performance by Alaska’s Allison Warden;• May 30, 31, June 1; June 5, 6, 7, 8: “The Unpredictable Times,” a new play by Kev...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:11pm
  • Homer artist Peter A. Lind Jr.’s wood-and-bead work, “Spirit Loon,” has been accepted in the 2014 In the Spirit Contemporary Native Arts exhibition at the Washington State History Museum, Tacoma. Lind’s work was one of 44 submitted for consideration. The exhibit opens June 19 and runs throug...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:09pm
  • In presenting information in everything from data-filled reports to newspapers, the X-Y graph rules supreme. Flat, in two dimensions, information gets shown on two axes. On one side might be figures like unemployment rates and on the other side the years, so that the change over time appears as a ri...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:06pm

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Lupin bloom at the head of the bay