By McKibben Jackinsky

  • Back on the road after claiming first place in the three-day Christmas Round Robin at Big Lake last weekend, the Homer Mariners hockey team found the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears to be doing anything but hibernating. Playing at Juneau’s Treadwell Arena, the Crimson Bears claimed a 4-1 victory over...

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 4:53pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer Shock from the bombings at the end of Monday’s Boston Marathon has swept around the world. Homer is no exception. A 26.2-minute run-walk, one minute for each mile of the marathon, will be held at Homer High School at 5 p.m. Saturday as a...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:46pm
  • Anyone who works with patterns knows it’s an exact science. Metal, wood, fabric, it’s all the same. A slip of a cutting tool here, an incorrect measurement there and headaches begin mounting, projects back up, scrap piles grow and costs go through the ceiling. Since she began cutting patterns in...

    Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:05pm
  • Once asked by an interviewer for the most important piece of advice she had for caregivers, Kate Mulgrew, the actress who played the part of Capt. Kathryn Janeway in the TV series "Star Trek" and is a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Alzheimer's Association, offered the following:...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:29pm
  • When it comes to salmon, southern Kenai Peninsula students get an opportunity to set aside textbooks in favor of some hands-on learning, thanks to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “Awesome,” was the one-word evaluation of the project from Fireweed Academy fifth-grader Zach Condon. The stu...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:21am
  • When Marlaina Thiel, the liaison for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Students in Transition Program, and Jan O’Rourke of TUFF, Teens United for a Future, planned Sunday’s stocking stuffer party, they scheduled two and a half hours at the upstairs of Alice’s Champagne Palace. So...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:18am
  • It may be cold and dark in wintry Alaska, but at the Dec. 5 meeting of the Homer Downtown Rotary Club, four local teens spoke about their upcoming trip to tropical Honolulu, Hawaii. The trip isn’t about sun and surf, however. These four were practicing presentations they and two others will give a...

    Thu, 12/20/2012 - 10:35am
  • Jumping jack-o-lanterns, it’s that time of year. Whether you call it harvest season, fall or Halloween, it’s time to put on a costume and have a good time. From little tricksters in baby-carriers to excited school students to mask-wearing senior citizens, there is plenty to do ...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:24pm
  • The Homer Police Department responded to three unrelated deaths this week. On Sunday, a Homer man checking on his friend, from whom he had not heard in awhile, entered the friend’s home and found him laying facedown. Ryan Brown, 40, of Homer was dead of unknown causes.  Homer Police Chief Mar...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:18pm
  • Colleen McDougal’s experience in Girl Scouts began when she was a Brownie, a level of scouting reserved for young women in grades 2-3. Now a 14-year-old Homer High School freshman, Colleen has taken the experience to a new level. In July she traveled to Peru with nine other scouts from across the ...

    Fri, 10/26/2012 - 2:11pm

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