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  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. Land’s End Resort is one business that’s been in Homer more than 50 years.   Whoever said location, location, location was important must have had Land’s End Res...

    Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:21am
  • Tell a skier it’s winter and he or she will, well, ski. No matter the rain or ice. Friday, the Homer High School Mariner cross country team did just that, heading north for the Kenai Klassic. “I was proud of all of our kids for going out and skiing hard despite the bad weather and snow condition...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:58pm
  • With an eye to the sky, the Besh Cup ski races got a green light for Saturday and Sunday. The weekend weather offered a little bit of everything. Skiers and spectators dealt with a little rain, a little sunshine and a lot of snow. That did little to dampen enthusiasm, however. More than 200 skiers s...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:44pm
  • The Nikolaevsk Warriors took on the Newhalen Malemutes last weekend, with the boys traveling to Newhalen and the girls team playing at the Warrior Dome. “Newhalen is a very good team,” said Bea Klaich, head coach for the Nikolaevsk girls team. The Nikolaevsk girls claimed a 46-42 victory on Frid...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:40pm
  • The Mariner boys walked off with the Nikiski Tip Off Tournament title after winning three basketball games in three days.   Quinn Daugharty was named the boys tournament MVP, with Shelton Hutt and Kenneth Schneider named to the boys All-Tournament team. The Mariner girls team won one of their t...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:39pm
  • The Mariners put in three days of hockey last week, playing the Wasilla Warriors on Jan. 16, the Palmer Moose on Jan. 17 and the Colony Knights on Jan. 18. The game against the Warriors ended in a 6-1 loss for Homer. Tommy Bowe gave the Mariners a lead early in the game, but Palmer tied it up before...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:39pm
  • Filling in while the Mariner hockey team is away this weekend, the Kenai River Brown Bears, a Junior A hockey team based in the central peninsula, will play a game at the Kevin Bell Arena on Friday and hold an open skate on Saturday.  The event raises awareness, funds and food for the Homer Com...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:38pm
  • Since her birth seven and a half years ago, Brooke Shafer has been steadfast in keeping her dark brown hair long. Really long. Past-your-waist long. “She used her hair like a powerful whip,” said Gibby Bachiochi, Brooke’s Brownie Girl Scout leader and the librarian at Chapman School, where Bro...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:25pm
  • From Chapman School preschoolers noted for behaving responsibly and kindergarteners recognized for being caring to the school’s basketball team and straight-A students, Chapman’s K-8 student body received certificates and loud applause Tuesday.  Undaunted when the lights temporarily went ou...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:50pm
  • With the biggest team they’ve ever had — 33 going to tournaments — the Homer High School’s Drama, Debate and Forensics team is headed to Anchorage’s East High School for a two-day tournament on Friday and Saturday. “We’ve been very successful, not just in competition, but also in funct...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:48pm

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