Homer Features

  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries met last week to look at statewide finfish issues, and took up a proposal submitted by the Upper Cook Inlet Task Force that would have provided new guidelines for the management of Kenai River chinook salmon for the upcoming season.  The proposal w...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 11:10am
  • Holy Feng Shui, Betsteroids! Did you know March has five Fridays in it? This is supposed to be really rare and is called “money bags,” according to a chain email that popped up on Facebook saying I should copy it to my status. No, the Betster doesn’t believe everything on Facebook, either, but...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:53pm
  • ‘Honk!’ plays April 5-7 The Youth/Teen Musical Theatre program of the Homer Council and the Arts and Pier One Theatre presents “Honk!,” a family musical based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling.” It plays at 7:30 p.m. April 5 and 6 and 3 p.m. April 7 at th...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:26pm
  • The Pen the Kenai community writing project seeks submissions from Kenai Peninsula residents. Pen the Kenai is a companion to the Paint the Kenai community mural project, where artists from around the peninsula are invited to paint a mural tile that represents the artist’s take on “Life on the K...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:25pm
  • Just because the weather says it’s spring doesn’t mean ski movies should be taken off your Netflix queue. The Down East is making sure the ski season stays alive and strong next Wednesday with the showing of the 2011 ski film “Being There” and slush-skiing rock of the band Salem from Brecken...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:24pm
  • If you’ve been seeing boys walking around town in black-leather jackets and rolled up jeans and girls in poodle skirts and white ankle socks, no, that’s not some hip Homer retro look flashing back to the 1950s....

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:21pm
  •     Bruce Knowles, chairman of the Mat-Su borough’s Fish and Wildlife Commission, is urging sport fishermen to call Gov. Sean Parnell and tell him to prohibit fishery managers from following the Upper Cook Inlet fishery management plan set forth by the Board of Fisheries during the upcom...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 9:15am
  • In thinking about our own backyard, the wilderness and near-wilderness surrounding us isn't just our playground. It's the home of the almost 3,000 moose that live there. How many moose live on the lower Kenai Peninsula? How many bulls to cows? Those are all questions people want to know about alces ...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 8:57am
  • 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

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