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  • Homer High School senior John Walsworth has had his heart set on being accepted to a military academy. The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., to be exact, with the Naval Academy second on his list, followed by West Point. Alaska’s congressional delegation did their part to help Wal...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:20am
  • Sure they can read, but do they know what they’re reading? Absolutely. Proof of that pudding is the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Battle of the Books.  Taking first place were West Homer Elementary School third- and fourth-grade team of Eli Zatz, Olivia Glasman, Seamus McDonough, Ka...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:18am
  • Six local swimmers were in Fairbanks last week for the three-day Alaska Swimming Age Group Championship. Held at the Hamme Swimming Pool, organized by Northern Area Aquatics and sanctioned by USA Swimming and Alaska Swimming, the event included swimmers from Kodiak, Soldotna, Kenai, Seward, several ...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:34am
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. This weekend marks the 54th anniversary of the Anchor Point Snow Rondi, a festival with close ties to the Homer Winter Carnival.  ...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 4:02pm
  • Make that not one, but two artists at McNeil Canyon Elementary School. Musician Johnny Bushell, who performs under the name “Johnny B,” and author Sharon Bushell just completed a residency that has kindergarteners through sixth-graders well versed in the creative flow. The double residency, a br...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:24pm
  • You know that saying it isn’t over until somebody sings? Well, whoever said it must have been talking about the 2014 Homer Winter Carnival. When an unexpected storm slammed Homer last Friday, organizers for this year’s festivities — Dax Radtke and Dean and Genny Miller — made a last-minute c...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:01pm
  • Stepping off the peninsula for some b-ball action, the Nikolaevsk Warriors traveled north last week for the Nenana Invitational Tournament. With the boys playing three games and the girls playing three, each team won two and lost one. Other teams at the tournament represented Cook Inlet Academy, For...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:48pm
  • The Homer High School Mariner ski team found some snow Friday and Saturday, as well as blasts of wind and breaks of sunshine, at the two-day Boroughs competition. Held at the Tsalteshi Trails, behind Skyview High School, skiers from Kenai, Skyview, SoHi and Homer competed. In overall team competitio...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:47pm
  • With the Homer Winter Carnival in full swing, and weather bouncing from blizzard to blue skies, Homer High School’s Alice Witte Gymnasium was filled with three days of basketball action last week. Teams representing Delta Junction, Grace Christian, King Cove, Tikigaq kept the court busy beginning ...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:26pm
  • The bad news is that in a disappointing, but hard-fought, end of the 2013-2014 hockey season, the Homer Mariners suffered a 4-1 loss to the Kenai Kardinals in Thursday’s quarterfinal round of the Region III North Star Conference Tournament at the Kevin Bell Arena. The good news is that Head Coach ...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:25pm

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