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  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released an extensive look at the salmon season just passed mixed with a peek at the one coming up. The state is predicting a bumper salmon crop next year in terms of numbers, with a total catch expected to be about 179 million fish, an increase of 30 perce...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:18pm
  • Have you noticed this month how every date in March falls on the same day of the week as in February? Feb. 1? A Friday. March 1? A Friday. It will go on like this until March 29 to 31, of course, seeing as how February only had 28 days. Except for Leap Year, February is a sensible month that can be ...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:46pm
  • Like a lot of Homer history, the origins of the St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt are shrouded in mystery. This isn't an organized fundraiser where a bookkeeper holds meticulous accounts and an organizing committee records everything. Actually, said current organizer Cindy Burns, manager of Alice's ...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:44pm
  • Singer-songwriter Emma Hill and longtime band mate Bryan Daste release their fourth full-length album, "The Black And Wretched Blue," this month in an Alaska tour. The official release is March 15 at Out North Theatre in Anchorage, but the duo perform music from their new album in a statewide tour, ...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:41pm
  • in 'Power of Youth' contest Two Homer students are finalists in F Magazine's "Power of Youth" statewide student art and writing competition. Homer High School student Molly Mitchell is a finalist in both the writing and art categories and Homer Middle School student Audrey Russell is a finalist in t...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:39pm
  • Lies, two-headed boys and hope. Out of the shared experience of Tim O'Brien's Big Read book, "The Things They Carried," Homer readers received those odd gifts from a visit last week by the writer himself. Thursday night, high school and college students and local writers attended a master class by O...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:31pm
  • Two Homer students are finalists in F Magazine's "Power of Youth" statewide student art and writing competition. Homer High School student Molly Mitchell is a finalist in both the writing and art categories and Homer Middle School student Audrey Russell is a finalist in the writing...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 11:57am
  • The Bering Sea opilio crab season appears to be on track to be wrapped up in an average amount of time, despite tales from fishermen still on the grounds and returning crew members about very slow fishing or multitudes of undersized crab. Deckhands reporting back to Homer have told stories of fishin...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:31pm
  • It's called Snow Rondi for good cause, as was clear to anyone who stepped outside in Anchor Point on Saturday afternoon. There was lots of snow. Big, wet flakes. So much snow that at times it was hard to see across the Sterling Highway.That didn't dampen the four-day annual celebration organized by ...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:14pm
  • The big hot tech news this week had something to do with a thing called Google Glass. At first the Betster thought that was Google Grass. You can search the Web just by lying on a lawn? Sweet. It turned out the Betster got that wrong, which is just as well, seeing as how in Homer if we tried to lie ...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:50pm

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