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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

(Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News) Veterans march down Main Street in a Veterans Day parade Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Veterans Day events start at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the memorial at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue. After a parade down Pioneer Avenue and ending on the Sterling Highway, a second ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

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You know how on your Spacebook feed (or whatever the kids call that social media thing) some photo will pop up of what you’re were… Continue reading

(Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News) Veterans march down Main Street in a Veterans Day parade Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Veterans Day events start at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the memorial at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue. After a parade down Pioneer Avenue and ending on the Sterling Highway, a second ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.
A member of the Haunted Hickory prepares to scare guests on the deck of the US Coast Guard Cutter Hickory on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at the harbor in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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Like several holiday traditions we Americans enjoy today — religious or otherwise — we once again have the Celts to thank. The ancient Celtic festival… Continue reading

A member of the Haunted Hickory prepares to scare guests on the deck of the US Coast Guard Cutter Hickory on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at the harbor in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Fall colors shine as the morning light catches the hills above Homer on Oct. 21, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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The winds of change have been roaring through our little town by the bay — but yeah, that pretty much explains fall, aye? Boy howdy… Continue reading

Fall colors shine as the morning light catches the hills above Homer on Oct. 21, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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If all goes according to plan and Gov. Mike Dunleavy makes his plane to Homer, he should be dropping in today at about 2:15 p.m.… Continue reading

Storm clouds swirl around Mount Iliamna on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, as seen from the Diamond Creek beach near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Holy San Clemente! Is politics getting wild back east in our nation’s capital. Ever since that incident at the Waterfront Bar decades ago when the… Continue reading

Storm clouds swirl around Mount Iliamna on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, as seen from the Diamond Creek beach near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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