Homer Features

  • Homer musician Tyler Munns has always been an avid David Bowie fan. So when the pop musician’s album “Blackstar” was released Jan. 8, Munns didn’t waste any time listening to it. He wasn’t disappointed.  “It was so much more challenging and innovative than any artists in their prime...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 10:43am
  • As homeowners turn their thoughts to spring cleaning this time of year, harbormasters are looking at ways to remove abandoned and derelict vessels from their harbors in Alaska. Enter Cook Inletkeeper and the abandoned and derelict vessels, or ADV, program....

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:16am
  • As the Betster writes this, 93 days have passed and the Alaska Legislature still hasn’t passed a budget or solved the state fiscal crisis. That would be the fiscal crisis everyone has been talking about for the past two years.  Meanwhile, construction workers have been doing external work on ...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:13am
  • Jubilee Youth Performing Arts Show is Friday   The Homer Council on the Arts annual Jubilee Youth Performing Arts Show is 7 p.m. Friday at the Mariner Theatre. Tickets are $5 youth, $10 HCOA members and $15 general admission, on sale at HCOA and the Homer Bookstore....

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:10am
  • With the airing of the second season of the History Channel’s survival show “Alone” on April 21, Mary Kate Green joins the cast of Homerites representing their town on television. Unlike the Kilcher’s “Alaska: The Last Frontier” or the Time Bandit crew of  “Deadliest Catch” fame...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 9:09am
  • Please, don’t let Al Gore know how much I’m loving this March and April. I feel like I should be wearing a hair shirt and walking on my knees to atone for my delight. I’ve often said that if you don’t want nine months of winter/almost winter than you shouldn’t live here. You want fruit tre...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 8:41am
  • Herring season is in full swing, with Sitka Sound already wrapped up, Kodiak opening April 15 and Togiak on the horizon. The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery fell far short of the quota, catching only about two-thirds of the possible harvest, as managers tried to balance catching the fish before ...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:53am
  • You know the rhyme, “April showers bring May flowers?” Not current in this time zone, as television broadcasters used to say back in the days when shows got sent up by tape on a slow barge from Seattle. The better saying might be, “April showers bring May mud.” OK, that doesn’t sound as ca...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:48am
  • In map making, artists depict the landscape with lines and shading. A city map can be all streets, but in the wilderness, cartographers add rivers and lakes, forests and grasslands, and ridges and valleys. The result can seem static, a map that comes alive only in the imagination of the reader. That...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:25am
  • KBC student art show opens Friday   Students from Asia Freeman’s drawing class show their work in a Student Art Showcase this month. The exhibit opens with a reception from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday in the Kachemak Bay Campus Pioneer Hall Commons gallery.   HHS students...

    Thu, 04/14/2016 - 9:14am

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