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  • Recently the Betster went up to Anchortown for a big journo conference. Periodic trips to Alaska's big city are worthwhile, if only to remind us of how awesome it is to live at the end of the road. The Betster always is stunned by how much the city keeps growing. At the University of Alaska Anchorag...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:38pm
  •   WHEN: June 14-18 WHERE: Land's End Resort Keynote speaker: Naomi Shihab Nye Cost: $375 through 5 p.m., May 4 $395 May 5 - June 14 Fee includes entry to all conference activities including opening dinner, workshops and luncheons. Post-conference workshop "Nature Across the Genres: Breathing th...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:40pm
  • Although the Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference won't happen until June 14 to 18 at Land's End Resort, the early registration deadline with discount rates ends at 5 p.m. May 4. Besides, in years when the conference has sold out, many writers have been disappointed who didn't register quickly. Registra...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:38pm
  • Reading Erin Coughlin Hollowell's first poetry collection, "Pause, Traveler," is like sipping single malt Scotch whisky, with its complicated and subtle tastes. Seasoned in New York and then matured in Alaska, the palate of her poetry evokes the nature writing of Robert Frost, the simplicity of Mari...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:31pm
  • "April is the cruellest month ..." –— T.S.Eliot And here we are enduring a very nasty April indeed. We have been given mostly snow today. Not bad, better than ice. I need you to be thinking about trees and shrubs. About planting them to soften your landscape; to add dimension and interest; to ma...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 12:26pm
  • For the first time since its inception, the state-waters Pacific cod pot fleet quit fishing with a substantial amount of the quota still in the water.The boats have all hauled in their gear, leaving 700,000 pounds in the water. The fleet of boats under 58 feet in length landed 1.7 million pounds thi...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:13am
  • Think you know all there is to know about washing germs off your hands? Stick them under Scrub Club’s black light at Saturday’s 21st annual Safe Kids Fair and see how much you really know.That and more activities, information and special guests will be available in the Homer High School commons ...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:12am
  • Homer Senior Citizens will present their annual talent show from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday at Homer High School’s Mariner Theater. It is a benefit for the senior center. Tickets are $10 per person or $15 per family and are available from Homer Senior Citizens and at the door. The show promises to be hi...

    Fri, 04/19/2013 - 11:20am
  • There’s a popular saying about being in the right place at the right time. For local wildlife biologists Carmen and Conrad Field, the right place was the Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge across Kachemak Bay from Homer, and the right time was the summer of 1989.  ...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 4:09pm
  • It’s kinda hard to get silly and sarcastic when the week starts with a bombing in Boston that kills three people and maims many. Sure, humor can temper horror, but we word monkeys walk a very thin tightrope in times like this. The Betster really, really loves Boston and its people, including like ...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 3:50pm

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