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  •   The International Pacific Halibut Commission surprised most industry watchers by veering far off course from the staff recommendations for the 2013 halibut quotas and not implementing an expected 30 percent cut statewide.  The staff had recommended an o...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:33pm
  • Worried that Homer had settled into a nice, calm stable weather pattern? Did you fear that our reputation as the banana belt of Alaska had been tarnished after that little subzero cold spell over the weekend? Holy goose down! Once again we had to dip into our coat closet and find just the right jack...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 2:32pm
  • K-Bay Caffe on Pioneer Avenue holds an open mic at  7 p.m. today. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. Perform music, comedy and poetry. Open mics also are held Feb. 7 and 14. At 7 p.m. on Saturday, K-Bay sponsors another performing arts opportunity, “Colors of Homer,” an opportunity for teenagers to expre...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:53pm
  • The Poems in Place Project seeks nominations for poetry to be placed at state parks in Ketchikan and near Fairbanks. Alaska State Parks, the Alaska Center for the Book and a steering committee of Alaska writers and poets are collaborating on the Poems in Place Project, a statewide ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:51pm
  • With several galleries closed for February, art openings for First Friday are scattered. What First Friday lacks in quantity it makes up for in diversity. Several venues fill in the gap with First Friday events a little beyond the usual....

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:50pm
  • New Orleans has its Mardi Gras, Anchorage has Fur Rendezvous, but here in Homer we do our annual Winter Carnival Kachemak Bay style. Sure, New Orleans might have a big parade, but does it have ice and snow? Anchorage might have ice and snow, but does it have ice racing on frozen lakes? When it comes...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:28pm
  • Over the past few weeks, Facebook has been mixing up its status questions. One week it was “How are you feeling?” and lately it’s been “What’s happening?” The Betster admits to being confused about these questions. Does Mark Zuckerman, the genius who created Facebook, think he has become...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:58pm
  • Coast Guard safety inspections on most vessels traveling more than three nautical miles from shore that had been voluntary but were then made mandatory in October 2012 now appear to be voluntary again for another two years as a result of the recently signed Coast G...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:48pm
  • The Homer Bookstore participates in the second annual World Book Night on April 23, with the sign-up deadline extended to Jan. 25. Plans are already in motion on several fronts to match and exceed the successes of the campaign’s first year, when 25,000 volunteer book givers went ...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:32pm
  • Award winning fiction writer Alan Heathcock will read from his work and hold a craft talk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday as part of Kachemak Bay Campus’ annual visiting writers’ series. He is the author of “VOLT,” a collection of stories named a 2011 best book by numerous magazines and newspapers as...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:31pm

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