Homer Features

  • Rain, ice and a drought of snow have made this winter almost unbearable for people who would rather be outdoors playing. As Homer hopes for fluffy white flakes falling from the sky, an annual cabin fever cure can be relied upon — the Mountainfilm Festival....

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:28am
  • The halibut crisis in the Bering Sea and the potential for much stricter bycatch limits has the factory longliners and at-sea processing trawlers weighing in with comments to the International Pacific Halibut Commission, which meets Jan. 26-30. That’s something they have not previously done. The d...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:46am
  • ‘1960s Show’ opens Jan. 24 Sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts, “The 1960s Show: A Curious Celebration of an Era” shows at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 and 3 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Mariner Theatre. Directed by Sally Oberstein, who produced “Old Songs and Chapstick” and “Duck Tap...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:06pm
  • Mountainfilm fest opens Jan. 15 The annual Homer Mountainfilm festival opens next week with shows at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 and 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Mariner Theatre. Separate films are shown each night. The film festival features adventure, wilderness and environmental films selected from ...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:05pm
  • Going show opens Friday...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:03pm
  • In this gloomy winter, the media of encaustic evokes feelings of warmth both in its creation and appreciation. Encaustic painting uses melted beeswax, resin and pigment. The word “encaustic” comes from the Greek word “enkaien,” meaning “to burn in,” and while encaustic isn’t literally ...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:02pm
  • Thanks to the services of the U.S. Government, and in particular the Naval Observatory, we’ve figured out how to compile sunrise-sunset and hours of daylight tables for Homer. We might complain about the feds, but now and then they do stuff right. Navigational charts, buoys, rescuing mariners on s...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:30pm
  • Bering Sea halibut fishermen narrowly missed getting a reduction of trawl bycatch at the latest North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting after a tied vote on a petition for emergency action by the state of Alaska. At issue are the drastic cuts being made to the directed hali...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 3:32pm
  • We’ve been working hard here at the Homer News, putting out not just this issue, but our super-mega-ginormous 50th anniversary edition, publishing Jan. 1. If you see one of us wandering around with a deer-in-the-headlights look, we’ve just stared down an 18-wheeler truck and jumped off the highw...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 3:16pm
  • With New Year’s Eve in the middle of the week next Wednesday, Homer revelers can choose from celebrations from sedate to rowdy. This year, two old favorites are back with the return of Edible Arts at Bunnell Street Arts Center and the reopening under new management of Alice’s Champagne Palace....

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:45pm

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