Homer Features

  • Judging by the look on her face, Gracie, a 6-year-old golden retriever, is proud of herself. Judging by the ribbons and trophies arranged around her, she deserves to be. Gracie recently earned fourth-place in the 20-inch preferred agility category in the National Agility Championship in Tulsa, Ok....

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 1:04pm
  • The Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation is seeking vessel owners for a fishing vessel energy audit pilot program. The foundation notes that the high cost of fuel is a challenge that affects the entire seafood industry. More than 8,000 commercial fishing vessels are licensed in Alaska, and the op...

    Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:29pm
  • The other day while toiling away in the word mines, the Betster experienced something unknown since last summer. I got hot. No, we’re not talking the heat of grinding brain cells or from snuggling under six layers of comforter, blanket and big dog. We’re talking solar heat, a blast of thermal ra...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 3:41pm
  • Alaska Intuitive Arts 158 W. Pioneer Ave. Spirit-ah-graphy by Joluna Love 11 a.m.-8 p.m., First Friday Opening Intuitive artist Joluna Love shows her digital photography with kaleidoscopic images and more. Alaska Intuitive Arts reopens for spring after bei...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 11:59am
  • With youth art shows at the Homer Council on the Arts, the Pratt Museum and Paul Banks Elementary School, April First Friday is all about the kids. The annual Jubilee art shows open at HCOA and the Pratt, and once again Paul Banks features its Art Extravaganza. Artist Gail Baker has been doing an ar...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 11:56am
  • The Alaska State Council on the Arts seeks 1-percent for art qualifications for two projects. One project is for exterior artwork to be commissioned for the K-12 Amaqigciq Elementary/Caputnguaq High School in Chefornak in the Lower Kuskokwim School District. This project is for Alaska artists only. ...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 11:54am
  • Pier One Theatre holds auditions for the play “Up” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Mariner Theatre. Written by Bridget Carpenter, the play is loosely based on the life of Larry Walters, the “Lawnchair Guy,” who tied 42 helium-filled weather balloons to his lawn chair ...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 11:51am
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Around and about Homer, not everything exists in the physical universe — at least, the universe beyond some server farm on a distant node of the information superhighway. Almost forgotten among social media websites is one of the earliest...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 11:25am
  • The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery got underway last week with two openings March 27 and 28 that scooped up nearly half of the 11,549-ton quota. The two openings combined produced a catch of 5,700 tons of very ripe, “excellent quality” herring, with roe counts averaging between 12.3 and 15....

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:07am
  • When you woke up the other day, did you feel a little bit older? If so, that’s because you are older — a lot, lot older, NASA scientists say, like 100 million years older. Thanks to some new research, NASA has come up with a new map of the oldest light in the universe. The new age estimate is 13...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 3:58pm

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