Mira Klein

Jessica Entsminger’s dog, Leah, stands guard in front of the tent where they live on East Hill Road. (Photo courtesy Jessica Entsminger)

Short-term rental boom exacerbating the summer labor shortage

Jessica Entsminger is back to living in a tent. She had a brief stay in a small dry cabin out East End Road where she… Continue reading

 

Ultimate frisbee teams compete on June 25, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Mira Klein)

Ultimate frisbee fills niche in Homer

Even though school fall sports practices don’t start until August, Monday and Thursday nights are already buzzing at the Homer High School turf field. At… Continue reading

 

The 2018 Burning Basket, Dream, catches fire on Sept. 9, 2018 at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

An intimate view of the Burning Basket from formation to flames

The image came via text in early June: a lilac-painted 1972 Volkswagen van set against a picturesque backdrop of nettles and fireweed. Not a bad… Continue reading

 

Bumppo Bremicker leans on his 1992 Subaru Loyale on Aug. 10, 2018 in the Homer Public Library parking lot in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Mira Klein)

Homer’s Subaru love: More than a test drive

“Everybody in Homer has a Subaru story.” This is according to Chase Warren, proud holder of a more than a few Subaru stories himself. As… Continue reading

Bumppo Bremicker leans on his 1992 Subaru Loyale on Aug. 10, 2018 in the Homer Public Library parking lot in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Mira Klein)