McKibben Jackinsky

Saying ‘no’ doesn’t work with oil-gas industry

Remember when First Lady Nancy Reagan came up with “just say no,” a chant meant to steer children away from the nightmare of a drug-addicted life? Its simplicity and hoped-for-power made it spread like wildfire. Thousands of “Just Say No” clubs sprang up. The Girl Scouts of the United States of America and the Coalition of Parents for a Drug-Free Youth helped broadcast the message. Britain and Australia gave it an international reach.

Bill Steyer to coach community college cross country team

Lane Community College, in Eugene, Ore., has announced that Bill Steyer has been selected as LCC’s cross country coach. Prior to moving from Homer to Oregon in May, Steyer was the cross country and track coach for Homer High School, was active with Kachemak Bay Running Club and frequently ran in local events. He was named Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2014, 2015, and 2016 by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, and has a USATF Level 1 Certification and USATFCCCA Technical Certification for the sprint, jumping and distance events.

Mariner girls take first in track and field; Homer softball team heads to state games

The sports action is red hot for Homer High Mariner teams as the season draws to a close. Homer girls track and field are 1, 2, and 3A state champs following competition in Palmer. The softball team won Northern Lights Conference regions and heads to state championship play in Fairbanks beginning today, June 1. The boys soccer team bowed out of state championships in Eagle River after losing to Juneau’s Crimson Bears, but came home with the academic award. In baseball, the Mariners put up a strong battle in Southern Conference regions, but dropped a final game to Soldotna on Friday kept them from moving on to state.

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