Homer Features

  • While most drift fishermen are grumbling about the lack of quality fishing time in the Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery, the contentious new management plan hammered out last winter by the Board of Fisheries did seem to accomplish what the crafters of the plan, sport fishing interest...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:01am
  • If you happened to be cruising the Homer hillside on Sunday, you might have seen little white flakes fluttering down from the sky. No, that was not a jet spilling corn starch, but The Precipitation Whose Name We Dare Not Speak. The weekend forecast calls for more of The Precipitation Whose Name We D...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:10pm
  • How can a Broadway musical almost 30 years old based on a French novel published more than 150 years ago still have cultural relevance? Consider this: At the barricades in Hong Kong during recent pro-democracy demonstrations, protesters have been singing, “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” the rous...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:52pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has issued a call to artists in all genres from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 for its nonjuried show, MyHome. “We all love where we live, so share the vibe of this place called Homer, where you live and play or describe the natural beauty you se...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:46pm
  • As part of a new program, the Giving Tree, Bunnell Street Arts Center, HOWL, South Peninsula Haven House, North Pacific Folkschool, Flex School, Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clininc and the REC Room hold “All Fired Up!,” a raku ceramics pit firing. Sunday at the Bishop’s Beach pavilion. Visiti...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:45pm
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center has issued a call for entries for “Noche de Moda,” the 2014 Wearable Arts Show. The theme of the show is “every Day of the Dead needs a night of fashion.” Submissions are due at noon Oct. 19 at Land’s End Resort. There is a $25 entry fee, but the fee is waived fo...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:44pm
  • Seth Kantner, author of “Ordinary Wolves” and “Shopping for Porcupine: A Life in Arctic Alaska,” signs his new book, “Pup & Pokey,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Homer Bookstore. Beth Hill illustrated the children’s book about a wolf pup and a porcupine. “Pup & Pokey” wa...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:43pm
  • The birth of Homer of Hospice started the way many lower Kenai Peninsula organizations began: Someone saw a need, jumped in and inspired others to create an organization. For Hospice of Homer, that person is Jean Hatfield, who founded the organization in September 1985.  Now in its 29th year, H...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:26pm
  • The Bristol Bay red king crab season scheduled to get under way Oct. 15 is set for another increase, rising 14 percent, from 8.6 million pounds last season to 10 million pounds this year, including 10 percent for community development quotas.  The quota was up 9 percent last year, from 7.8 mill...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:30am
  • Homer LEGO artist and creator Rio Shemet Pitcher, 12, has had his sculpture of the RMS Titanic selected to be part of “Brick By Brick,” opening Friday at the Anchorage Museum and showing through Jan. 11. “Brick By Brick” explores the creative potential of LEGO toys and bricks from all angles...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 9:23am

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