Homer Features

  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game Homer area management biologist Jan Rumble confirmed last week what fishermen have been saying all season: It has been a lousy pot cod season. "It's going slower than it has in the past," Rumble said. She reported that as of the end of last week, the fleet of boats...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 4:09pm
  • For the past few days the Betster has been chasing owls and comets. The Betster has been on a mission to find that great gray owl for the Betster Spousal Companion, who has yet to see it. You'd think this would be easy what with all the cop reports of cars blocking West Hill Road. Nope. First the gr...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:37pm
  • Somewhere under the snow there are trails and boardwalks and viewing platforms, but in the winter, with the snow thigh-deep and then some, the Carl E. Wynn Nature Center is open for some unique exploration and educational opportunities. "This is my favorite time of year at the Wynn," was the greetin...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:31pm
  • Heidijo films music video Homer musician Heidijo films a video from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday at AJ's OldTown Steakhouse. She will perform her song, "Honeytune," for a music video. The song will be on her first album, "Magazine Street," recently recorded in New Orleans after a successful ...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:28pm
  • How do you take an opera written for the 16th century and turn it into a Las Vegas setting in the 1960s? How is Rigeletto going to be depicted as a jester? You will have to attend the Homer Theatre's showing at 6 p.m. March 21 of the Metropolitan Opera's "Rigeletto" to find out. How will the Met pul...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:27pm
  • Sticks and stones may break your bones, but when it comes to nature inspired art, they do something else: bring two artists together. The title of a collaborative exhibit showing this month at Ptarmigan Arts, it's also the media Homer artists Deb Lowney and Dan Fischer use independently and together...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:23pm
  • (Editor's Note: For 20 years Rosemary Fitzpatrick encouraged area gardeners in her column in the Homer News, the Kachemak Gardener. She took a break, but is back this year with one goal in mind: to help you realize your gardening dreams.) Have you been thinking about planting a garden but don't get ...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 2:39pm
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released an extensive look at the salmon season just passed mixed with a peek at the one coming up. The state is predicting a bumper salmon crop next year in terms of numbers, with a total catch expected to be about 179 million fish, an increase of 30 perce...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:18pm
  • Have you noticed this month how every date in March falls on the same day of the week as in February? Feb. 1? A Friday. March 1? A Friday. It will go on like this until March 29 to 31, of course, seeing as how February only had 28 days. Except for Leap Year, February is a sensible month that can be ...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:46pm
  • Like a lot of Homer history, the origins of the St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt are shrouded in mystery. This isn't an organized fundraiser where a bookkeeper holds meticulous accounts and an organizing committee records everything. Actually, said current organizer Cindy Burns, manager of Alice's ...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:44pm

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