Members of the Motivity Dance Collective rehearse at the Kachemak Shellfish Growers Association deck in Homer, Alaska. From left to right, Emily Rogers, Emilie Springer, Bridget Doran, Rhoslyn Anderson, Breezy Berryman. Not pictured is Kammi Matson. (Photo by Kammi Matson)

Arts in brief

Motivity Dance Collective performs Saturday After a winter of practicing during the COVID-19 pandemic with face masks and social distancing, Motivity Dance Collective holds it… Continue reading

 

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Brie and caramel apple voulevant is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

On the strawberry patch: A celebration of food

Make first gatherings special with this simple but sophisticated brie and caramel apple voulevant.

  • May 5, 2021
  • By Tressa Dale For the Peninsula Clarion
  • FeaturesFood

 

Gail Priday's paintings are on view starting Friday, May 7, 2021, at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Bunnell Street Arts Center)

First Friday art exhibit openings

As more Alaskans get vaccinated for COVID-19, local galleries are reopening cautiously. The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival opens today, so it’s no accident that many… Continue reading

 

Robert Linwood Durr

Robert Linwood Durr

Robert Linwood Durr Feb. 23, 1941-Nov. 2, 2020 There will be a memorial for Robert L. “Farmer Bob” Durr at the Seaside Lodge (Driftwood Inn,… Continue reading

Robert Linwood Durr

Wesley David Gaffney

Wesley David Gaffney was born at 1:46 a.m. April 28, 2021, at South Peninsula Hospital to Hayley and Christian Gaffney of Homer. He weighed 6… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2021

Theodore Arthur Puckett

Theodore Arthur Puckett was born at 8:56 a.m. April 29, 2021, at South Peninsula Hospital to Ruthie and Matthew Puckett of Homer. He weighed 8… Continue reading

A poster for National Pet Month. (Courtesy photo by Alaska Mindful Paws)

Pet of the week: National Pet Month

It’s National Pet Month, so call the Homer Animal Shelter to start celebrating with your new furry friend. The Homer Animal Shelter is open for… Continue reading

A poster for National Pet Month. (Courtesy photo by Alaska Mindful Paws)
The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Western Emergency Services April 26-May 2 Firefighters and… Continue reading

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Western Emergency Services April 19-25 Firefighters and emergency… Continue reading

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sagen Zedekiah Wade Sherritt

Sagen Zedekiah Wade Sherritt was born at 2 p.m. April 15, 2021, at South Peninsula Hospital to Taya K. Connor and Seth V. Sherritt of… Continue reading

Dominic Wayne Ardenia

Dominic Wayne Ardenia was born at 11:13 a.m. April 22, 2021, at South Peninsula Hospital to Valerie C. Rios and Michael W. Ardenia. He weighed… Continue reading

Jaylen Joy Noffke and Jordan Grace Noffke

Jaylen Joy Noffke was born at 11:04 a.m. and Jordan Grace Noffke was born at 11:21 a.m. April 24, 2021, at South Peninsula Hospital to… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2021

Jessica Grace Lentz

Jessica Grace Lentz was born at 7:45 a.m. April 3, 2021, at South Peninsula Hospital to Allison and Jessy Lentz. She weighed 8 pounds, 6… Continue reading

Olivia Mae Bottineau

Olivia Mae Bottineau was born at 3:09 a.m. April 22, 2021, at South Peninsula Hospital to Kristina and Kele Bottineau. She weighed 7 pounds, 8… Continue reading

Town Crier

Sandhill cranes have arrived in the Kachemak Bay area as of the weekend of April 16-18. Please report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch… Continue reading

An atmoshpheric phenomena called STEVE — for "Sudden Thermal Emission from Velocity Enhancement" — is seen in the southern sky early on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from Diamond Ridge near Homer, Alaska. The STEVE appeared the same night as a strong display of auroras to the north. Don Hampton, a research associate and faculty member at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, said STEVEs are not auroras, but a stream of charged particles or sub-aurora polarization streams.
"It's actually primarily a different phenomena or mechanism that is creating light," Hampton said of STEVEs.
A STEVE is more of a broadband emission than an aurora and can be distinguished by its color of light. Auroras tend to be green or vivid red, while a STEVE appears white to the human eye and may have tinges of red. Hampton said scientists knew about streams of charged particles that are not auroras, but hadn't thought to look if there's an optical phenomena associated with.
Aurora chasers in Canada first noticed the optical phenomena in 2014, and it was named by Chris Ratzlaff as a joke reference to the film "Over the Hedge," where the animals called the hedge "Steve." NASA scientist Elizabeth Macdonald came up with the description.
"It's pretty cool," Hampton said. "The whole history of the STEVE is that it's a citizen scientist discovery."
(Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

In the long haul toward spring, even though winter might be hanging on with all its might, light and warmth persevere. It’s a matter of… Continue reading

An atmoshpheric phenomena called STEVE — for "Sudden Thermal Emission from Velocity Enhancement" — is seen in the southern sky early on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from Diamond Ridge near Homer, Alaska. The STEVE appeared the same night as a strong display of auroras to the north. Don Hampton, a research associate and faculty member at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, said STEVEs are not auroras, but a stream of charged particles or sub-aurora polarization streams.
"It's actually primarily a different phenomena or mechanism that is creating light," Hampton said of STEVEs.
A STEVE is more of a broadband emission than an aurora and can be distinguished by its color of light. Auroras tend to be green or vivid red, while a STEVE appears white to the human eye and may have tinges of red. Hampton said scientists knew about streams of charged particles that are not auroras, but hadn't thought to look if there's an optical phenomena associated with.
Aurora chasers in Canada first noticed the optical phenomena in 2014, and it was named by Chris Ratzlaff as a joke reference to the film "Over the Hedge," where the animals called the hedge "Steve." NASA scientist Elizabeth Macdonald came up with the description.
"It's pretty cool," Hampton said. "The whole history of the STEVE is that it's a citizen scientist discovery."
(Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Robert Linwood Durr

Robert Linwood Durr

Robert Linwood Durr Feb. 23, 1941-Nov. 2, 2020 There will be a memorial for Robert L. “Farmer Bob” Durr at the Seaside Lodge (Driftwood Inn,… Continue reading

Robert Linwood Durr
Edward Post

Edward W. Post

Edward W. Post June 15, 1945-April 3, 2021 Anchor Point resident Edward W. Post, 75, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021 due to cancer… Continue reading

Edward Post

Peyton Harper Carlson

Peyton Harper Carlson was born at 3:55 a.m. on April 6, 2021, to Kasandra DeVaney and Christian Carlson. She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Her… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2021
  • By Michael Armstrong Homer News Writer
  • Births

Jacob Mathew Gregoire

Jacob Mathew Gregoire was born on April 12, 2021, at South Peninsula Hospital to Christine and Mathew Gregoire. He weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces. His… Continue reading