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As we continue into another week of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have started to go a little stir crazy — well, except… Continue reading

 

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Normally the Betster scours our online entertainment and events calendar for cool or interesting things to do. But if you’ve poked around the calendar lately,… Continue reading

 

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Oh no! We get a double-whammy this week, Betster persons, with Friday the 13th on, well, Friday, and St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday. Boston has… Continue reading

 

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Will the coronovirus arrive in Alaska like The Revenge of the Spanish Flu? Will civilization as we know it collapse into the Zombie Apocalypse, or,… Continue reading

Sun shines on the trails on the Hayfield Loop at the Lookout Mountain Trails on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 during a bluebird day on Ohlson Mountain Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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Hold on to your hats, Betsters. This Saturday marks that every-four-year event of an extra day, Leap Day. You know it’s Leap Year because that’s… Continue reading

Sun shines on the trails on the Hayfield Loop at the Lookout Mountain Trails on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 during a bluebird day on Ohlson Mountain Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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According to the beliefs of many Christian faiths, this weekend marks the end of the Carnival season, that time when much celebration can be had… Continue reading

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Fair warning, Betsterites. Tomorrow is the day that strikes terror into the hearts of men. You guys can face down a raging Bering Sea storm,… Continue reading

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Holy Gridiron, Betsters! Can you believe the results of the big exciting event this week? Was that ever a nail biter of a tussle. Wait… Continue reading

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If it feels like January has been a solid ice block of a month, yeah, you’re right — and science backs that claim. According to… Continue reading

Light snow falls over Eldred Passage on the south side of Kachemak Bay on Monday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2020, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armtrong/Homer News)

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“No drama.” In emails, text messages or even old-fashioned face-to-face conversations, that’s what people have been saying to the Betster. “Let’s not have any drama… Continue reading

Light snow falls over Eldred Passage on the south side of Kachemak Bay on Monday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2020, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armtrong/Homer News)

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With a town hall meeting with Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, last Saturday, a spirited Homer City Council meeting on Monday where citizens spoke at a… Continue reading

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Ice, snow, ice, cold. OK, Homerites: When did the Banana Belt slip north to Nome? Yes, Fairbanksians are probably laughing at our discomfort, but there’s… Continue reading

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When a New Year rears its head, it’s almost impossible to meet it face on without reflecting on the year before. Social media certainly does… Continue reading

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Now that the fabulous, strange and bizarre year 2019 ends, we’re finally into the 21st Century’s version of the Roaring ’20s. If you remember your… Continue reading

Children with the Harbor School of Music sing at the Homer Nutcracker Faire on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Take a look at the daylight hours on our front page. That’s right: 6 hours and zero minutes. On Saturday, Dec. 21, the winter solstice,… Continue reading

Children with the Harbor School of Music sing at the Homer Nutcracker Faire on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Today offers a rare event: the rising of the full moon at 12:12 a.m. on Dec. 12. That would be a totally cosmic moment here… Continue reading

Snow and fog creep up the ridges above Homer on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 as seen from across Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. Homer got its first dump of snow that stuck around on Sunday evening. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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The Betster was honestly starting to think the snow would never come. Thank Kris Kringle it did, though! And (knock on wood) it appears the… Continue reading

Snow and fog creep up the ridges above Homer on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 as seen from across Beluga Lake in Homer, Alaska. Homer got its first dump of snow that stuck around on Sunday evening. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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The Betster has been known to get a big grumpy when people put up the holiday decorations before Thanksgiving. Well, the Betster can get grumpy… Continue reading

Recent snow in the Kenai Mountains across Kachemak Bay has made the Poot Peak panda more visible, as seen here on Nov. 18, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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It’s as though Mother Nature does not want us to get into the Christmas spirit too early. No sooner had the Betster started doing a… Continue reading

Recent snow in the Kenai Mountains across Kachemak Bay has made the Poot Peak panda more visible, as seen here on Nov. 18, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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You know that old comic strip, The Phantom, about a hero who people believe can never die? The gimmick is that The Phantom is really… Continue reading

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