Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe performs in December 2017 photo. (Photo provided)

Sax player for Rolling Stones brings ensemble band to Homer

With the Homer Winter King Tournament happening this weekend, Homer has another big draw sure to attract not just fishermen: the only Alaska performance of… Continue reading

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe performs in December 2017 photo. (Photo provided)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News Longtime Alaskan Elmer Rasmuson, chairman emeritus of National Bank of Alaska, donated almost 10 acres of downtown property… Continue reading

A moose takes a drink of water from a marshy area just off Kachemak Drive on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Best Bets

What was that about April showers? Are they supposed to be here in March? The Betster’s not sure what’s going on with Mother Nature at… Continue reading

A moose takes a drink of water from a marshy area just off Kachemak Drive on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Town Crier

The annual Ninilchik Health Fair is coming to town Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be tons of free giveaways,… Continue reading

Pet of the Week: Blair

Blair is a 5-year-old male. From the dumpster to the beauty salon — Blair got his hair did! This sweet guy is a brand new… Continue reading

Karl Dennison performs in this undated photo. (Photo provided)

Arts briefs

Karl Denson performs March 22-23 at Alice’s Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe performs in two shows at 9 p.m. Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23… Continue reading

Karl Dennison performs in this undated photo. (Photo provided)
“This may not be the most colorful photo, but I hope the promise of crocus breaking ground and seeking their destiny will cradle your soul and warm your heart,” the Kachemak Gardener writes of crocus emerging at her garden on March 8, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick/Homer News)

Kachemak Gardener: The primal acceptance of March

There is no doubt in my mind that there is nothing trustworthy about March. But, instead of gritting my teeth, I get on with it.… Continue reading

“This may not be the most colorful photo, but I hope the promise of crocus breaking ground and seeking their destiny will cradle your soul and warm your heart,” the Kachemak Gardener writes of crocus emerging at her garden on March 8, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick/Homer News)
In this undated photo, Anna Pigdorna stands by her piece, “Through Closed Doors.” The arrangement of music on the door is designed so that musicians performing the piece must physically move around the door to act out dramatic dimensions of the piece. (Photo provided)

Visiting artist interprets place through sound

Bunnell Street Art Center’s latest Artist in Residence, Anna Pidgorna, presents a diverse array of interests and accomplishments as a composer, a musician, vocalist, and… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2019
  • By Emilie Springer For the Homer News
  • ArtsFeatures
In this undated photo, Anna Pigdorna stands by her piece, “Through Closed Doors.” The arrangement of music on the door is designed so that musicians performing the piece must physically move around the door to act out dramatic dimensions of the piece. (Photo provided)
Leia the dog stands in a Diamond Ridge driveway covered in 4-foot snow drifts on Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. A blizzard over the weekend kept plow drivers busy. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

On Sunday America holds its annual celebration of Irish culture and history, St. Patrick’s Day. Back in the old sod, our Irish cousins don’t quite… Continue reading

Leia the dog stands in a Diamond Ridge driveway covered in 4-foot snow drifts on Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. A blizzard over the weekend kept plow drivers busy. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News A new microwave transmitter made it possible for Halibut Cove residents to make phone calls to Homer without… Continue reading

Town Crier

The Anchor Point Fire & Emergency Medical Service Area Board will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at the Anchor… Continue reading

Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases. Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services March 4-10… Continue reading

Shirley Timmreck

Shirley Timmreck May 28, 1920 - Oct. 15, 2018 A celebration of life for Shirley Timmreck is 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019, in the… Continue reading

Lloyd A. “Skip” Mills

Lloyd A. “Skip” Mills July 15, 1948 - Jan. 3, 2019 Lloyd A. “Skip” Mills, 70, died on Jan. 3, 2019 at Providence Alaska Medical… Continue reading

Pet of the Week: King

King is a 4-year-old male. Drum roll please .. Let the shelter introduce you to King! This beauty is as mellow, diplomatic and composed as… Continue reading

The cover of Kate Mitchell’s “The Bag Lady at the End of the Road,” published in 2018 by Wizard Works. (Image provided)

‘Bag Lady’ tells story of Homer entrepreneur Kate Mitchell

Kate Mitchell’s 2018 memoir, “The Bag Lady at the End of the Road,” shares observations of what it was like to start and grow a… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2019
  • By Emilie Springer For the Homer News
  • ArtsFeatures
The cover of Kate Mitchell’s “The Bag Lady at the End of the Road,” published in 2018 by Wizard Works. (Image provided)
Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News
                                Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote speaker Anthony Doerr delivers the opening address at the start of the annual conference June 2018 at Land’s End Resort.

Poets & Writers list K-Bay writers conference a top retreat

Kachemak Bay Writers’ conference named a top retreat Poets & Writers Magazine has named the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference one of its 22 most inspiring… Continue reading

Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News
                                Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote speaker Anthony Doerr delivers the opening address at the start of the annual conference June 2018 at Land’s End Resort.
Riana Boonstra of Kenai skis near Diamond Ridge in the Kachemak Nordic Ski Marathon on March 11, 2017, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

This weekend marks the annual grumpfest where we complain about that dang Daylight Saving Time and how here in the bright North, why the heck… Continue reading

Riana Boonstra of Kenai skis near Diamond Ridge in the Kachemak Nordic Ski Marathon on March 11, 2017, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Swiss steak makes a great dish on dreary March days, as seen here on March 5, 2019, in the kitchen of Teri Robl in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Swiss steak is the perfect meal for mellow March days

It’s the first Sunday in March as I write this and the morning sky is a flat gray. It’s so quiet, like Alaska is still… Continue reading

Swiss steak makes a great dish on dreary March days, as seen here on March 5, 2019, in the kitchen of Teri Robl in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Years Ago

20 years ago in the Homer News A Homer girl used cardiopulmonary resuscitation training learned at Homer Middle School to help save her father’s life.… Continue reading