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It’s hard to keep a cool town down. What with the amazing spring weather we’ve been having lately and the relaxation of some of the… Continue reading

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Though the world remains in flux as all of us cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, apparently nobody told the natural world. Our four-legged and winged… Continue reading

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It seemed a little weird on Wednesday not to be filing a tax return while at the same time checking the Betster’s bank account for… Continue reading

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So here we are on day 13 of the Great Pandemic lockdown, counting from when Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a stay-at-home mandate saying we should… Continue reading

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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

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