Homer Features

  • ‘Living Alaska’ opens  Friday at Pratt “Living Alaska: A Decade of Collecting Contemporary Arts for Alaska Museums” opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Pratt Museum.  Curated by Sven Haakanson Jr., the exhibit opened Nov. 6 at the An...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:14am
  • When the Homer Council on the Arts put out a call for this month’s show, “Work = Art,” director Peggy Paver said at first she thought the art that came in might represent the craft side of creation. “When the idea first started being bandied about, it was the logical choice of where you migh...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:02am
  • So here it is Sunday evening at elevation 396 feet. I spent the afternoon shaking almost two feet of wet, heavy snow off shrubs. I know, I should have been wearing a hair shirt. This activity felt like penance for loving challenging kinds of ornamental plants.  But love them I do, and shake off...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:28am
  • Commercial fishing vessels under 36 feet operating more than 3 miles from shore will be required to have a life raft as of Feb. 26, in addition to the mandatory dockside safety exam. The rule requires approved survival craft that ensures no part of a person’s body is in the water. It is an expensi...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:23am
  • Are there any sociology graduate students out there looking for a dissertation topic? Oh brilliant minds, if you haven’t figured it out by now, small towns can be fertile ground for research. And Homer? Holy doctorate, we’re like potatoes to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough....

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:01am
  • It takes brains, courage and a lot of heart to put together “Stepping Out,” the Homer Council on the Arts annual variety show. Click those ruby Uggs boots together, and you’ll find there’s no place like, uh, Homer for fun, zany musical theater.  “It’s a really-make-you-smile product...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 10:17am
  • Why, hello there friend of 3.57 degrees of separation. We don’t know each other yet, but according to a recent Facebook calculation, it would take that many links for any two strangers in the world to connect. Between Fred in Detroit and Vlad in Moscow are three-and-one half people. ...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 1:59pm
  • This column is being written on Super Bowl Sunday. Taking into consideration that it would be impossible for me to care less about football I decided to address the mock orange that has graced the west corner of the house for about 15 years. I have yet to prune it. The other two have been pruned but...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 1:56pm
  • Lobbying from Cordova residents has prompted the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to set up a test fishery for Tanner crab in Prince William Sound. Assistant area management biologist Maria Wessel said the primary driver for the test fishery has been industry. “Industry here in Cordova lobbied o...

    Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:54am
  • Halibut fishermen in most areas of the state got good news last week when the International Pacific Halibut Commission raised quotas for all areas except 3A, the Central Gulf of Alaska that includes the three busiest halibut ports in the state....

    Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:58am

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