AnnouncementsThe Christian Science Society, located at 3774 Bartlett St., will hold a Thanksgiving Day service at 10 a.m. Hymns, prayer and readings from the King… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Slouching into middle age, the Betster has been facing the bitter reality of a youth-deficient body. Things just break down and wear out. Yeah, growing… Continue reading

Homer-grown musician launches Kickstarter project for album

Eternal Fair, Homer-grown musician Andrew Vait’s group, has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its debut full-length album.  “The songs that we’re going… Continue reading

Surfing film to show again Dec. 1 at Homer Theatre

“Alaska Sessions,” a film about a month-long surfing trip from Sitka to Homer, shows again at 1 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Homer Theatre. Admission… Continue reading

‘Distinguished Service to the Humanities’

For nearly a dozen years, writers have been gathering annually on the shores of Kachemak Bay, sharing their talents, insights and expertise, and celebrating their… Continue reading

Spirit of sharing fills holiday season

By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer It’s full-steam ahead into the holiday season with Share the Spirit, a community-wide effort to ensure no one goes without… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Slip sliding down West Hill Road the other day in a thermally confused snowstorm, the Betster realized that some drivers don’t live in the reality… Continue reading

Court Report

Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Nov. 9:   Judgments Kenneth G. Davidson, 49, pleaded guilty to not having… Continue reading


Oct. 29 Alaska State Troopers at 8:15 p.m. received a “report every dangerous driver immediately” complaint of a driver in Anchor Point. Troopers stopped the… Continue reading

Homer Police

Oct. 30 A probation officer at 10:09 a.m. asked for assistance with a person on probation. Police contacted and arrested the person. A man at… Continue reading

Kachemak Emergency Services

Oct. 29-Nov. 11 Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to eight medical calls and six fire calls.  … Continue reading

Homer Fire

Oct. 29-Nov. 11 Firefighters and emergency medical technicians went to 17 medical calls and five fire calls. Nov. 8 Firefighters went to Northern Enterprise Boat… Continue reading


Anchor Point Senior Center is having a chicken dinner at 5:30 p.m. today in honor of Veterans Day. All veterans will eat free tonight.  The… Continue reading

Octopus Garden holds holiday show

The Octopus Garden, a Homer Spit shop open in the summer,  holds a special winter show over the Thanksgiving weekend at owner Lynn Naden’s home… Continue reading

Writers Contest entries due Nov. 21

The deadline for the Homer Council on the Arts 21st annual Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest is fast approaching. Entries are due Nov. 21. Literary artists… Continue reading

Caressa, Dean win video contest

  Homer musician Caressa and video director Tehben Dean have won first place in F Magazine’s music video contest. The video features Caressa performing her… Continue reading

Photojournalist’s book documents Alaska career

In the introduction to his book, “Snap Decisions,” photojournalist Jim Lavrakas calls himself “the last ambulance chaser.” A big hunk of the 152-page photo-filled memoir… Continue reading

Homer thrift: more than a second-hand store

For women and children staying at South Peninsula Haven House, the domestic violence shelter has an in-house second-hand clothing supply. Called “My Sister’s Closet,” it’s… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Did this year’s election drive you nuts? For future reference, the Betster has discovered a sure-fire way to avoid the madness of a ruthless presidential… Continue reading

Court Report

Courts Court records show the following actions taken in Homer District Court through Nov. 5:   Judgments Kenneth G. Davidson, 49, pleaded guilty to not… Continue reading