Homer Features

  • The Bristol Bay red king crab season scheduled to get under way Oct. 15 is set for another increase, rising 14 percent, from 8.6 million pounds last season to 10 million pounds this year, including 10 percent for community development quotas.  The quota was up 9 percent last year, from 7.8 mill...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:30am
  • Homer LEGO artist and creator Rio Shemet Pitcher, 12, has had his sculpture of the RMS Titanic selected to be part of “Brick By Brick,” opening Friday at the Anchorage Museum and showing through Jan. 11. “Brick By Brick” explores the creative potential of LEGO toys and bricks from all angles...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:23am
  • Longtime commercial fisherman and Homer resident Jerre Wills signs his new book, “Alaska is My Mistress,” from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 11 at Redden Marine-Kachemak Gear Shed. “It is about 55 years of packed-full adventure,” Will describes his book. He homesteaded in the late 1950s near Soldotna and be...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:17am
  • Melisse Reichman stands by her sculpture, “A Soulful Eye” installed at the End of the Road Park on the Homer Spit. Reichman unveiled her art on Sept. 24. The sculpture was done as part of the city’s 1-percent for art program.  “It depicts the cherished and memorable experience I have he...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:04am
  • Old Town Artist in Residence Elizabeth Emery holds a potluck dinner and printmaking workshops from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 8 through Nov. 5 at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Bring a dish to share and a $10 materials fee. Arrive by 7 p.m. to participate. Preregistration is requested by emailing ...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:04am
  • The Pier One Theater season ends with a showing of “Les Miserables” starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Mariner Theatre. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, the book and original lyrics were written by Alain Boubil with music by Claude-Michel Schonberg. Set in 19th century France, it tells a story ...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:02am
  • Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center 95 Sterling Highway Voices of the Wilderness, poetry, paintings, photography, fiber art, sculpture and music by various artists. 5 p.m. First Friday opening reception 7:30 p.m., Nancy Lord keynote address...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:02am
  • As the season changes, so too do First Friday openings. Some galleries go on hiatus, with no new openings. The good news for art lovers is that two venues have seized the opportunity to offer art shows....

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:54am
  • Every October we enter the cusp of winter, or winter as we Alaskans define it. Alaska doesn’t cycle through the seasons in neat and tidy three-month quarters. Regretfully, the evidence shows us summer has gone. No motorhomes on the Spit? Fishing over in the Fishing Hole? Shops boarded up? Sandhill...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:34am
  • You know that metaphor about trying to nail Jell-O to a table? The Betster has had a week like that. That’s situation normal here in the news business, where every week some story comes up that wants to be slippery. Some weeks, though, the gelatin dessert fights back and your hammer turns to rust....

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:15am

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