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  • After months of training, not to mention time spent fundraising, five local girls in the Popeye Wrestling Club will participate in the Pre-Season National War of the Roses, a girls-only wrestling tournament held in Dayton, Ohio, Oct. 24-25. Representing the Homer area will be Jadzia Martin, 16; McKe...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:34pm
  • The U.S. Coast Guard’s motto “Semper Paratus” — Latin for “always ready” — perfectly sums up the decades-long attitude of local Coasties using a Homer-based cutter to deliver a Halloween fright.  Twenty-three years ago, the USCGC Sedge treated area residents to the first ship-base...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:01pm
  • Nearing the end of what he called a “very, very close campaign,” Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, made a swing through Homer on Sunday, asking for support and answering questions from a crowd of about 75 people at the Homer Middle School library. In her introduction, Homer resident Liz Downing descri...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:04pm
  • Almost a year after it began, a move to redefine Homer as a home-rule city was voted down by voters in Tuesday’s election. Proposition 1, asking city voters if a charter commission should be elected to prepare a proposed home-rule charter for the city of Homer, received 503 no votes, or 54 percent...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:54pm
  • With the volume of the cheers from the blue-and-gold clad fans, it wasn’t necessary to be at Saturday’s homecoming game to know the Mariners had beat the Houston Hawks. Being there made the 17-6 victory even better, however. “Lots of fans in the stands always makes for a great atmosphere,” s...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:25pm
  • The Mariner swim and dive team claimed third place at the five-team Kenai Invitational at Kenai Central High School on Saturday. “Eighty percent of the races were best times for our swimmers for a total of 32.35 seconds of improvement,” said Head Coach Scott Smith. Soldotna had a double win, wit...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:39pm
  • If the Homer Elks annual winter king salmon derby is a good way to tell the changing of seasons, it must be winter. The 18th annual Homer Elks Winter King Salmon Derby was held Oct. 4 and 5. The two-day event drew 128 anglers who turned in 222 salmon. The total weight of the two-day catch was 2,338....

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:35pm
  • Hats off to the Homer Mariner varsity girls cross country team who just earned the 2014 123A state championship crown at competition in Anchorage on Saturday. The boys team secured a hard-earned third-place state finish.  “The girls rocked it,” said Head Coach Bill Steyer. “They had great...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:34pm
  • With almost 39 years in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Karen Wessel is in her 18th year at Homer Flex High School. “Every morning I come in with the hope that I can help make a difference in a young person’s life,” said Wessel, the school’s principal.  Hope has guided this...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:29pm
  • With 28 of 29 precincts reporting, current Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre has taken 53.52 percent of the vote in a three-way race against Tom Bearup of Soldotna and Carrol J. Martin, also of Soldotna. Navarre had 4,794 votes. Bearup was in second place with 3,270 or 36.51 percent of the ...

    Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:37pm

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