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  • 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 - 1:09pm
  • 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 - 1:06pm
  • My mind is jam packed with worry about you new gardeners. You are at the forefront of my thought process. What to do about you? All of this mental agitation has been instigated by my neighbors who have moved one lot over into a new house with so very much gardening potential. They invited me over to...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:51pm
  • Warm weather, soft spring rains, trees turning green, thousands of shorebirds arriving and businesses opening on the Homer Spit. Can anyone doubt that spring has really, truly madly arrived? We’ll see the first wave of visitors this weekend with the 22nd annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival — ...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:39pm
  • Many Alaskans know the commercial seafood industry is an economic powerhouse, and the largest private employer in the state. But a new report from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration details how important the Alaska industry is to the nation, with each full-time fishing job in Alaska cre...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:57am
  • Yes, indeed, there is a Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival (see related story, page 1). The arrival of winged visitors from the tip of South America, Central America and all along the Pacific Coast as they make their way to northern nesting grounds is cause for more than a festival, however. It marks a...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:36am
  • If we were commissars, we’d be polishing our medals and fluffing up our big fur for the big May Day parade in Red Square. Oh, that is like so Soviet Union. What do you think this is, the People’s Republic of Alaska? Here at latitude 59 degrees and some change, we don’t make a big deal of May 1...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:04pm
  • East coast musician EJ Simpson performs a one-man version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” at 8 p.m. May 9 at AJ’s OldTown Steakhouse. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by calling 235-9949. The 1971 classic rock opera is based on the last week in the life of Christ. Simpson...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:58pm
  • Homer writer Marianne Schlegelmilch signs her new book, “Feather for Hoonah Joe,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Homer Bookstore. Personalized copies can be ordered by calling 235-7496....

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:57pm
  • Homer poet Peter Kauffman won third place in the Fairbanks Art Association’s statewide poetry contest. Kaufmann won in the adult category for his poem, “Receive the World.” A reading was held April 12 at the Bear Gallery, Fairbanks....

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:57pm

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