Bringing the sound

Dec 07th 2:44 pm By Christina Whiting

The Homer High School swing choir performs at the Nutcracker Faire in the high school commons.

Statewide Stories

Opinion: Spring is perfect time to set limits for screen use in your home

May 5th 8:58 am

On Saturday, I happened to wander into the house for a minute from the sun-drenched gardens outside. It was a beautiful day, blustery, with birds singing and puddles all over the place. Inside, however, it was quiet, stone quiet, which could only mean one [...]

Salmon permit sales slump across state

May 5th 8:52 am

Buyers and sellers are still feeling hangover from last year's tough fishing season The values of Alaska salmon permits are on a downward slide, while prices for quota shares of other catches continue to skyrocket. Despite an optimistic outlook this year [...]

Regional trusts proposed for lease of fish permits

April 27th 6:37 pm

Communities could lease to fishermen who otherwise couldn't afford permits

Opinion: Education cuts will hurt, not help, economy

April 27th 5:54 pm

The current proposal by the Alaska Senate majority to cut education 5.7 percent while failing to offer up any new solutions to the state's fiscal crisis should infuriate every Alaskan, not only those with children currently in school or college in the state [...]

Tundra swans take two distinct paths to Alaska

April 27th 5:45 pm

By Ned Rozell University of Alaska Fairbanks Skiing to work over a persistent spring snowpack, I looked up to see a large white bird flapping gracefully over the spruce tops. A few gentle honks confirmed it was a tundra swan. After a long winter when all [...]

Most Popular Stories

Homer woman hopes to pass on inspiration

December 7th 1:43 pm

A lifelong seeker of connection to herself and the world around her, Kayla Spaan found what she was looking when she moved from Anchorage to Homer in 2009.

Audubon Society plans Christmas Bird Count

December 7th 1:30 pm

The National Audubon Society invites birdwatchers to participate in the longest-running citizen science survey, the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. On Dec. 16, birders and nature enthusiasts in Homer will take part in this tradition. Birders of all ages [...]

Pacific halibut numbers continue to decline

December 7th 1:33 pm

It's going to be a tough year for many Alaska fishermen.

Young coach hopes to mentor local youth on path to success

December 7th 1:30 pm

Born in Homer and raised in Wasilla, Adam Diaz returned to Homer three years ago, has been actively involved coaching wrestling and soccer, and hopes to inspire local youth to be successful on and off the mat and field.

Hiking from Diamond to Bishop's Beach

December 7th 1:42 pm

Who hikes or bikes the beach in the winter? I do, and you should, too! The winter is when all the beach action is, with big waves driven by strong winds blowing gorgeous sheets of salt water spraying off their tops, lots of mudslides and other slope failures, [...]

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