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  • A longtime environmental educator who taught everyone from children to seniors, and everywhere from outdoors to the classroom, has been honored with the Alaska Conservation Foundation’s Jerry Dixon Award for Excellence in Environmental Education. Carmen Field, 53, who died May 31, 2016, received w...

    Thu, 07/07/2016 - 11:04am
  • Recently in the newsroom we got talking about an issue once not a problem in Homer: traffic. OK, we might have had some traffic back when all those horse teams tried to round Bluff Point on an incoming tide. We’re talking modern traffic, like this week, and the ordeals we must endure trying to dri...

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:59pm
  • Many Homer students have gone on to varying types of post-secondary education, often in different cities and states, where they grow and are changed by their new surroundings and the people they meet. For most of these students, they are drawn back to Homer by the triple zero in their bank account. ...

    Wed, 07/06/2016 - 2:48pm
  • We all think about how we can make the most of our time. So there I was, considering the seed pods rapidly developing on the multitudes of columbine (which are having an excellent season), knowing in my heart of hearts that I really really needed to go out there and deadhead. Want more blooms? Deadh...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:55pm
  • Thursday, June 30 ESTUARY HIKE 11 a.m.-noon, Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS noon, 8 p.m., Hillas Building LUNCH LECTURE AT KACHEMAK BAY CAMPUS noon -1 p.m., Pioneer Hall Room 202 RANGER TALK: ‘BEAR VIEWING-FUN OR FOLLY?’ 1-1:30 p.m., Alaska Islands & Ocean Vis...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:47pm
  • Here’s the problem of living in a small town that grows by a few hundred people in the summer. For most of the year we hang out with folks we’ve come to know and sort of tolerate — maybe even love. It’s not that our neighbors are necessarily wonderful human beings, but that over time we have...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:29pm
  • Heading into the Fourth of July weekend, July openings celebrate a freedom not often noted in art: media, not just subject. At Bunnell Street Arts Center, Halibut Cove artist Annette Bellamy continues her experimentation with clay art forms. Bellamy has become known for using clay as a sculptural ...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:03pm
  • Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. New work by Taz Talley 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Homer photographer Taz Tally shows his new image of fireweed casting its seed, along with other black and white images printed on metal. Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell ...

    Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:02pm
  • While driving home to Chez Betster, yours truly passed a caravan of Land Rover campers with French flag decals that looked like they had come from Patagonia. In fact, as the Betster later found out after catching up with the campers on the Spit, one family had driven to Homer from the other end of t...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 4:10pm
  • A mural project on a Kachemak Center retaining wall by Heath Street stirred up some controversy this month when people noticed a 25-year-old art work had been painted over. “Life Song,” conceived by Homer artist Jean Steele and painted by students in a 1991 Homer Council on the Arts summer art p...

    Wed, 06/22/2016 - 3:43pm

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