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  • It's called Snow Rondi for good cause, as was clear to anyone who stepped outside in Anchor Point on Saturday afternoon. There was lots of snow. Big, wet flakes. So much snow that at times it was hard to see across the Sterling Highway.That didn't dampen the four-day annual celebration organized by ...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:14pm
  • The big hot tech news this week had something to do with a thing called Google Glass. At first the Betster thought that was Google Grass. You can search the Web just by lying on a lawn? Sweet. It turned out the Betster got that wrong, which is just as well, seeing as how in Homer if we tried to lie ...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:50pm
  • Student presents fishing stories, research...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:00pm
  • By coincidence, common themes sometimes happen at new shows opening at Homer galleries. This month, that theme is explorations in natural media like clay, wood and stone. At Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery, local artists Deb Lowney and Dan Fischer collaborate on "Sticks and Stones," using found obj...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:50pm
  • It's been almost 17 years since lower Kenai Peninsula residents spoke in informal sessions for the Alaska Communities of Memory Project, but now those recorded interviews have come into the digital age in a new online format.Through Project Jukebox, 11 interviews with more recent and longtime Kachem...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:42pm
  • Bunnell receives Allen Foundation grantFor the third year in a row, Bunnell Street Arts Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Washington-based Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. The grant supports Bunnell’s Visual Arts Exhibition Program which showcases Alaska artists in ...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:44pm
  • Cook Inlet commercial fishing groups are concerned about a potential lack of funding for studying the smolt out-migration on the Kenai River, a basic tool used to help determine future run strength.There is funding for this year, but it is not currently included in the budget for Fiscal Year 2014, w...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:30pm
  • On a return visit to Homer, the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific's "Top Cover" is set to bring its upbeat rhythms to local students and a free performance for the public. The band -- comprised of Senior Master Sgt. Michael Williams on piano, Technical Sgt. Dennis Pack on guitar, Technical Sgt. Cli...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:26pm
  • Lions, tigers and horses? Oh my! Last month's opera, "Aida" is supposed to have animals from the region, elephants, giraffes, etc., in the Triumphful March. I was expecting the same from the Met, but it had horses, just horses. What a let down. I love horses, so the Met redeemed themselves to some e...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:42pm
  • It began and ended with a murder of crows.Wait -- I don't mean "murder" as in killing crows, but "murder" as in the traditional name for a group of crows. That kind of murder. Last Friday to Monday, from counting tidings of magpies to unkindnesses of ravens, I joined about 18 Homer area birders in t...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:30pm

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