Kachemak Bay

Council knocks off 26-item punch list

With an agenda rivaling a contractor’s punch list of things to do before freeze up, the Homer City Council at its regular Monday night meeting… Continue reading

Another great event in Homer

On June 19-20, the Kachemak Bay Celtic Club had the good fortune and perfect weather to entertain residents and visitors for the inaugural two-day Kachemak… Continue reading

Put this on your to-do list

Back-to-school preparation begins now, and an important part of that is making sure your child’s health is in tip-top shape for the busy year ahead.… Continue reading

Warm weather means banner year for those growing oysters in bay

The Kachemak Shellfish Mariculture Association, or KSMA, has been cultivating its dream of a local oyster hatchery in Homer since 2012. The hatchery raised more… Continue reading

Silvers pickier than pinks (and taste better, too)

Let’s face it. Putting the hammer on silvers while they are cruising beneath our inlet waters or doing acerebral loops inside the infamous Nick Dudiak… Continue reading

Wild Shore fest designed to inspire, create new music

What do you hear when the tide rushes in or deviously trickles out? A soothing change of pace? A familiar and eternal breath of ebb… Continue reading

City ends hook’s shudders

You can’t venture onto the Homer Spit without noticing something new and interesting — totes of beautiful red rockfish just unloaded at the Fish Dock;… Continue reading

Minnesota woman takes lead in derby

It was an interesting past week for the sports fishing crowd. A distaff member of the flatfish hunting group shot into first place in the… Continue reading

John Edward “Ed” Tillman

John Edward Tillman, 48, died at home in Homer on July 10, 2015.  A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015,… Continue reading

Announcements

Homer Thrift, the resale store operated by South Peninsula Haven House, has moved to a new location on Ocean Drive near the Homer Farmers Market.… Continue reading

What happens to those halibut after being caught?

When you pull over Baycrest Hill and catch a glimpse of the Spit, it almost looks like a hook dangling in the gaping mouth of… Continue reading

Troopers

June 26 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited a 44-year-old Homer man and an 18-year-old Homer man for failing to record a king salmon greater than 20… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Recently while walking the Spit, the Betster noticed an odd phenomenon: Homer cars sure do have a lot of bumper stickers. At least the B.… Continue reading

It’s not just the out-of-towners who can’t read or follow sport fishing regs

Back in late June this column reported on a plethora of angling misconducts Alaska Wildlife Troopers had to deal with because of clueless dipsticks.  … Continue reading

Run & Ride set for Aug. 30

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic is getting ready for another fabulous 1 K and 5 K beach run and ride during low tide at Mariner… Continue reading

Algal bloom not harmful, tapering off, say experts

A huge algal bloom present in the Pacific Ocean from Monterey Bay, Calif., to Alaska has been seen in Kachemak Bay, but so far has… Continue reading

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust Celebrates Anchor river

This evening there’s a party in Anchor Point. The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust (KHLT) is hosting “Take Me to the River,” a free public celebration… Continue reading

New bay tour offers science, sightseeing

All we needed were red knit caps. On a recent weekday tour of Kachemak Bay, I felt like one of the crew of Jacques Cousteau’s… Continue reading

Within spitting distance to adventure

When you’re standing at the tip of the Spit, you’re already four-and-a-half miles into Kachemak Bay. But the Spit has always served as the springboard… Continue reading

Edna B. Fisk

Edna Bernice Fisk of Homer, 94, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Edna was born in Melita, which is now Sterling,… Continue reading

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