Years Ago

20 years ago A planning team from the Department of Fish and Game, Department of Natural Resources and Alaska State Parks took three hours of… Continue reading

‘Homestead Kids’ remember early days

The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust has as its mission protecting treasured lands, especially fish and wildlife habitat. At its annual meeting Dec. 12 at the… Continue reading

Cope’s ‘Burst’ show sparks light in dark of winter

For self-described “mom artist” Carla Cope, her new mural, “Burst,” at K-Bay Caffé could be a metaphor for where she sees herself in her life… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Holidays make it tempting to bake everything

It’s difficult to be at work this time of year when there are so many things to be done on the holiday to-do list. I… 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)

Years Ago

20 years ago At a weekend meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, halibut charter operators came away with no better options than before… Continue reading

Art, culture collide at Argent Kvasnikoff exhibit opening

The old saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words. What’s it worth when the artist augments paintings with words from an endangered… Continue reading

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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

Art in brief

Captain’s Toy Chest holds story and song time Singer and actress Jesi Hahn presents Spanish story telling and singing for children at 11 a.m. Monday,… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: New Orleans barbecue shrimp makes a great holiday dish

‘Tis the season of parties and entertaining. Whether we’re ready or not, the holiday season has arrived. The Other Fisherman and I were busy preparing… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago The Kachemak Bay Coalation held a forum on personal watercraft, or Jet Skis. The group advocates for a ban on personal watercraft… Continue reading

Homer’s The Nutcracker on deck this weekend

For 30 years, Homer has brought the passion and wonder of “The Nutcracker” ballet to the small community stage for peninsula residents to enjoy. This… 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)

First Friday art exhibit openings provide holiday shopping opportunity

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, and December’s First Friday exhibit openings and weekend festivities are a great way to kick off the season while… Continue reading

It’s a great day to bird — Homer’s birds and the birders who love them

Correction: Carol Harding is the chair of the Kachemak Bay Birders. Also, her correct email address is carolgharding1@gmail.com. Homer, in addition to being a well-known… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago President Bill Clinton signed a federal appropriations bill that included $10.4 million to build a new Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge visitor… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: The experts agree: Don’t mess with Thanksgiving traditions

The New York Times published an entertaining opinion article on Sunday by Jennifer Weiner about Thanksgiving dinner, “Don’t Mess with the Dressing. Don’t Mess with… Continue reading

New Pratt director brings 15 years of Alaska experience

As part of a wave of new leadership at Homer nonprofits and civic organizations, next week the Pratt Museum welcomes its new executive director, Jennifer… Continue reading

Art in brief

Homer photographer is in Alaska Positive Homer photographer Linda Smogor’s work has been selected for the Alaska Positive juriedphotography exhibit at the Alaska State Museum,… Continue reading

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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

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