Homer Features

  • You know how in the police blotter sometimes cops pull over motorists because they crossed the center line? Or, sometimes alert citizens call in a “report every dangerous driver immediately” complaint because someone weaves all over the road? Here’s the Betster’s question. How the heck can t...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:10pm
  •   Bill Brown of Juneau has resigned from the Alaska Board of Fisheries half-way through his second term, citing personal and personality reasons. In a brief, three-line letter to Gov. Sean Parnell dated Jan. 7, Brown stated that his resignation was effective i...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:07pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER All your Facebook buddies might be posting photos of themselves surfing in Maui and you might think you’re the only one left in Homer. You’re not, of course. Lots of us remain in town enduring icy streets and erratic weather. Pity your ...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:52pm
  • The Board of Fisheries Kenai River king salmon task force is back on track after canceling the second of their four scheduled meetings. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 14, at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m....

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:33pm
  • Yours truly does not like to be the town scold, always grumping about something  that really doesn’t matter. After last week’s snow, you may have noticed the streets are slick — if you miss Erebus and Terror, the killer potholes on Lake Street. ...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:32pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER For the next two months, in messenger bags, backpacks, briefcases and purses, Homer readers will be carrying cell phones, laptop computers, gum, cough drops, wallets, faded photographs, thumb drives, lip stick and lip balm, gloves, pens, pe...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:15pm
  • Homer may not be nestled in the shadow of a cornice lining the ridge of a snow-covered mountain or — in spite of recent evidence to the contrary — in one of Alaska’s areas of highest snowfalls, but where there’s snow, there’s the risk of avalanches. Between Jan. 16-18, free “Be Snow Smar...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 1:00pm
  • The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is predicting another strong run of sockeye salmon to Upper Cook Inlet next season, on the heels of two above-average years. The forecast is for a return of 6.7 million sockeye to all river systems and a harvest by all user gr...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:23am
  • Starting at midnight today, there are 521,280 minutes left in the year. You already blew the first 1,440 minutes on New Year’s Day, possibly by reaffirming your obeisance to the porcelain idol in your bathroom. OK, some of you might not have been hung over and spent the first day of the year writi...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:19am
  • Listen to Matt Andersen’s music, and you hear a deep, growling voice that could come from blues country in Chicago or the Mississippi Delta. There’s also a bit of Appalachia twang — Johnny Cash crossed with B.B. King. Backing his strong voice is Andersen’s equally powerful slide guitar. “Y...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:03am

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