Years Ago

20 years ago Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, announced that transportation appropriations approved by the U.S. Senate included $5.8 million for upgrading and expanding the Main… Continue reading

New artist finds support, inspiration in Homer

New Homer artist Lydia Johnston’s entry into the local arts scene ticks off all the boxes: • Drawn to Alaska from the Lower 48 by… Continue reading

Arts council holds peony poster contest

As part of the Homer Peony Festival to be held July 10-25, the Homer Council on the Arts sponsors a peony art contest for students… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Pondering the mystery of a suffering vegetable garden

The vegetable garden is suffering and I don’t know why. You would think that with over 45 years of gardening experience here in the Far… Continue reading

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In his recent novel, “Agency,” William Gibson suggests a weird kind of time travel where through an artificial intelligence people can move into the past.… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago Opponents of Homer’s annexation proposal raised serious issues they wanted the City of Homer to address before the Local Boundary Commission could… Continue reading

Homer Farmers Market: Options abound for fresh food

It seemed like summer took forever to get here, but it has been lovely. I’m here to remind you that it will go fast. Summer… Continue reading

Galleries open cautiously for June First Friday shows

As Alaska moves toward reopening businesses and nonprofit organizations, Homer’s local art venues have cautiously begun to open their own spaces. Although only Grace Ridge… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Find comfort in hard times with cooking good food

This is difficult for me to write today. The nation is divided and protests have broken out, we are still enduring a pandemic and COVID-19… Continue reading

Cable series seeks couple for ‘off the grid’ love show

She’s a rugged Alaska wilderness guide living in a remote cabin at the head of Kachemak Bay. He’s a Seattle tech worker with a Fremont… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago Megan Corazza borrowed almost $200,000 to invest in the net — the seine net, not the Internet. At 21-years-old, she’s one of… Continue reading

Pratt Museum moves forward despite pandemic

One of the frequent signs placed on Homer’s annual Burning Basket reads “Prepare for opportunity disguised as loss.” As a closure of the Pratt Museum… Continue reading

Kachemak Gardener: Be bold but prudent in pruning

There is a rosa rubrifolia/glauca in the corner of the East Garden that puts on an excellent show mid-summer. The blooms are understated but the… Continue reading

Artist honors dead seabirds in Homer Spit project

When faced with honoring the dead killed by tragedy or violence, artists grapple with the enormity of the event. In documenting dead sea birds she… Continue reading

The Alaska Grown logo.

Homer Farmers Market: Market opens — with changes

The first Homer Farmers Market is coming up this weekend. This is the big one that farmers work toward, planting specifically so that they will… Continue reading

The Alaska Grown logo.

Best Bets

If you dared to come into town over the weekend, Holy Los Angeles did this town ever change. Coming down West Hill Road the Betster… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago A floatplane flipped in Beluga Lake after a sightseeing trip, forcing local business owner John Faulkner of Land’s End Resort and his… Continue reading

Kachemak Cuisine: Teri’s Special Spinach Salad is perfect for Memorial Day weekend

How is everyone doing? The Other Fisherman came home with fresh cod and rockfish last weekend and we have been enjoying it pan-fried, deep fried… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago Music teacher Mark Robinson was named Educator of the Year by the Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary Club. Robinson taught music to seventh-12th graders… Continue reading

Grace Ridge Brewery co-owner Sherry Stead shows the back side of a quilt by Patrice Krant and Karrie Youngblood commemorating the 50th anniversary of Kachemak Bay State Park on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Grace Ridge Brewery in Homer, Alaska. Krant designed and sewed the quilt and Youngblood did the quilting. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Friday marks the opening of the traditional Alaska tourist season, but in this age of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year is anything but traditional. Also… Continue reading

Grace Ridge Brewery co-owner Sherry Stead shows the back side of a quilt by Patrice Krant and Karrie Youngblood commemorating the 50th anniversary of Kachemak Bay State Park on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Grace Ridge Brewery in Homer, Alaska. Krant designed and sewed the quilt and Youngblood did the quilting. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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