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  • Imagine, for just a moment, you’re holding a backstage pass for a concert by your favorite band. There in your grubby little mitts is the key to that storied sanctum only select fans are privileged to see. Cool, eh?  Yeah, right, like that’ll ever happen. Homer resident Jim Stearns, however...

    Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:37pm
  • A 6 a.m. alarm clock signaled the beginning of Tuesday for Trisha Davis of Nikolaevsk. By 5:30 p.m., she was finally having her first meal of the day. Around 7 p.m., she received word her day was far from over. That’s not unusual for Davis right now. She is currently in ...

    Wed, 11/14/2012 - 2:04pm
  • Preseason warnings of depressed prices for Bristol Bay red king crab brought on largely by a continued influx of illegal Russian crab in both Japan and the United States are coming true as the advance price of $7.25 per pound comes in more than $3 per pound less than last year’s final settlement....

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 3:21pm
  • News of Super Storm Sandy’s destruction on the East Coast and beyond has the Betster thinking: Alaska is the place to be when it comes to weather. Sure, snow may blow sideways here some days, but we’ve never been through anything like the havoc Sandy wreaked. Our hearts go out to those who are p...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 2:11pm
  • If variety is the spice of life, then think of this week’s First Friday as a smorgasboard of tangy treats. No matter what your taste in art, you’ll find something to please your palate. New encaustic works by Kathy Smith celebrating darkness and light. Paintings and drawings in various media by ...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:06am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra, in conjunction with Carnegie Hall, will present two concerts that include area students this weekend. The first concert will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kenai Central High School Auditorium. The second will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Homer Mariner Theatre. ...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:05am
  • The Kachemak Bay Campus’s history department invites the public to the book launch celebration for Vic Fischer’s new memoir, “To Russia With Love: An Alaskan’s Journey” at 7 p.m. Friday. The book, written with Charles Wohlforth, traces Fischer’s life from his early days in Germany and Ru...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 11:03am
  • The U.S Coast Guard’s motto, “semper paratus,” means always being ready. That means being ready no matter what the role — search and rescue, homeland security, enforcement of maritime laws, protection of the marine environment or maintaining waterways and aids to navigation. Beginning in 199...

    Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:32am
  • Jumping jack-o-lanterns, it’s that time of year. Whether you call it harvest season, fall or Halloween, it’s time to put on a costume and have a good time. From little tricksters in baby-carriers to excited school students to mask-wearing senior citizens, there is plenty to do ...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:24pm
  • Privet. Ya haschoo vebit vodka? Da?  Ochen horosho. Hello. Would you like to drink vodka? Yes? Very good. Dust off your old Russian primers, mangle Cyrillic transliterations, put on a big fur hat and get ready for the 27th annual Ritz Art and Experience Auction with this year’s theme, “Ritz...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:05pm

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