Homer Features

  • Lies, two-headed boys and hope. Out of the shared experience of Tim O'Brien's Big Read book, "The Things They Carried," Homer readers received those odd gifts from a visit last week by the writer himself. Thursday night, high school and college students and local writers attended a master class by O...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:31pm
  • Two Homer students are finalists in F Magazine's "Power of Youth" statewide student art and writing competition. Homer High School student Molly Mitchell is a finalist in both the writing and art categories and Homer Middle School student Audrey Russell is a finalist in the writing...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 11:57am
  • The Bering Sea opilio crab season appears to be on track to be wrapped up in an average amount of time, despite tales from fishermen still on the grounds and returning crew members about very slow fishing or multitudes of undersized crab. Deckhands reporting back to Homer have told stories of fishin...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:31pm
  • It's called Snow Rondi for good cause, as was clear to anyone who stepped outside in Anchor Point on Saturday afternoon. There was lots of snow. Big, wet flakes. So much snow that at times it was hard to see across the Sterling Highway.That didn't dampen the four-day annual celebration organized by ...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 4:14pm
  • The big hot tech news this week had something to do with a thing called Google Glass. At first the Betster thought that was Google Grass. You can search the Web just by lying on a lawn? Sweet. It turned out the Betster got that wrong, which is just as well, seeing as how in Homer if we tried to lie ...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:50pm
  • Student presents fishing stories, research...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 3:00pm
  • By coincidence, common themes sometimes happen at new shows opening at Homer galleries. This month, that theme is explorations in natural media like clay, wood and stone. At Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery, local artists Deb Lowney and Dan Fischer collaborate on "Sticks and Stones," using found obj...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:50pm
  • It's been almost 17 years since lower Kenai Peninsula residents spoke in informal sessions for the Alaska Communities of Memory Project, but now those recorded interviews have come into the digital age in a new online format.Through Project Jukebox, 11 interviews with more recent and longtime Kachem...

    Mon, 03/04/2013 - 2:42pm
  • Bunnell receives Allen Foundation grantFor the third year in a row, Bunnell Street Arts Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Washington-based Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. The grant supports Bunnell’s Visual Arts Exhibition Program which showcases Alaska artists in ...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:44pm
  • Cook Inlet commercial fishing groups are concerned about a potential lack of funding for studying the smolt out-migration on the Kenai River, a basic tool used to help determine future run strength.There is funding for this year, but it is not currently included in the budget for Fiscal Year 2014, w...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:30pm

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