Homer arts organization gets $265,000 Rasmuson grant

One of Homer’s more obscure art organizations doesn’t have an office, doesn’t have a gallery and only a staff of two. Thanks to a $265,000… Continue reading

‘Giulio Cesare’ is last opera of the season

Have you ever wondered how Caesar and Cleopatra got hooked up? Find out in David McVicar’s production of Handel’s “Giulio Cesare,” the last opera of… Continue reading

21st Annual Shorebird Festival: birds might be bouncing back

If visitors to the 21st annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival thought they might have been skunked last Thursday with relatively few western sandpipers showing up,… Continue reading

There is no place like home(r)!

It is wonderful to be back in our home and Homer, surrounded by the life we’ve made here. I spent the winter in Juneau working… Continue reading

Namesake mountain drew shorebird artist to Alaska

The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival featured artists have much in common in their choice of subject — shorebirds, of course — but Mary Bee Kaufman,… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Yowzah, has spring finally arrived in this year’s Not Current In This Time Zone season.The other day the Betster broke out into a smile at… Continue reading

Court Reports

Courts Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through May 3: Judgments Mathew P. Roderick, 37, charges dismissed, sixth-degree misconduct involving… Continue reading

Police Reports

Homer Police April 29 Police at 10:12 a.m. contacted a 48-year-old man driving on Beluga Place and issued him a summons for driving while license… Continue reading

Fire Company Report

Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services April 29-May 5 Emergency medical technicians went to one medical call. Homer Fire April 29-May 5 Emergency medical technicians… Continue reading

Oscar Roy Cooper

Oscar Roy Cooper was born at 6:05 a.m. April 29, 2013, at South Peninsula Hospital to Sarah and Dylan Cooper of Ninilchik. He weighed 8… Continue reading

Maridian Rosalie Bacher

Maridian Rosalie Bacher was born at 6:30 a.m. April 20, 2013, at home to Tela and Paul Bacher with Rite of Passage Midwifery assisting. She… Continue reading


The Homer Police Department invites the public to  “Dunk the Fuzz,” a charity drive for the Homer Special Olympics. The fundraising event is 10 a.m.-6… Continue reading

Biologist turned filmmaker schools other scientists on art of storytelling

For scientists to connect to citizens, it’s as easy as A-B-T. On April 17 at the Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership’s Science Symposium, keynote speaker… Continue reading

The Arts In Brief

Connections grad holds recital Homer graduating senior Lydia Arndt, who attends the Kenai Peninsula Borough Connections home school program, performs a graduation recital at 4… Continue reading

Be prepared for a late gardening start

It is cold. Really cold. So as I bundled up and reminded myself that I do indeed live at latitude 59 degrees north and that… Continue reading

Halibut Derby Offers More Than One Prize

When angler James “Jimmie” Peeples of Chico, Calif., hooked into a 323.2-pound halibut last August, he and his fishing buddies “were amazed, flipping out,” he… Continue reading

Pet of the Week

Shasta is a gentle spirit, a home body through and through. No loud rock ’n’ roll for this girl, thank you very much. How about… Continue reading

Cleanup day is annual rite of spring

Some nations celebrate the start of May with Beltane, the Celtic festival marking the halfway point between the spring equinox and the summer solstices. Other… Continue reading

Best Bets

You can tell it’s spring because the calendar now says May. Seriously. In some parts of the world people celebrate the month by torching off… Continue reading