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  • The public is invited to come check out Homer High School’s newly redone lower field. The muddy, well-worn, uneven grass is gone. In its place is beautiful to look at, beautiful to play on turf. “This is great,” said Doug Waclawski, HHS principal, adding that the turf’s design probably means...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:33pm
  • Sixty-two runners and walkers and one lone biker took part on Sunday’s 20th annual Breast Cancer Run-Walk-Bike. In addition to helping raise breast cancer awareness, the 5-mile and 1-mile event also raised more than $9,500 for Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic’s breast cancer screening, treatm...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:32pm
  • With the municipal election less than two months away, the deadline is quickly approaching to file as a candidate for city of Homer and Kenai Peninsula Borough seats. On the Homer ballot will be three elected city official positions: the mayor and two council members. The deadline to file for one of...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:25pm
  • An entertaining 10-minute presentation by Sean Baski and Laura Paul with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities took the spotlight during Monday night’s two-hour Homer City Council meeting.  “You are above and beyond the most professional presenter we’ve ever had,...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:21pm
  • In 1951, the southern Kenai Peninsula had two fairs, one in Homer and one in Ninilchik. According to a newspaper story on Aug. 11, 1951, plans were being finalized for that year’s Homer fair, with the Skyway Theatre offering space for baking and canning displays, as well as textile, clothing, knit...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:18pm
  • Dark clouds, strong wind, and a heavy rain weren’t enough to dampen spirits in Ninilchik on Saturday, as the community and visitors turned out for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Ninilchik Emergency Services building.  There were smiles all around as Dick Kapp, chairman of the NES buildi...

    Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:45pm
  • Two local hopefuls are among the slate of candidates whose names will appear on the Aug. 19 primary ballot for the U.S. House of Representatives. John Cox of Anchor Point is running as a Republican and Frank Vondersaar of Homer as a Democrat. John Cox, Republican Cox, 57, was born i...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 4:51pm
  • Light pink flags. Dark pink flags. Big flags flying from businesses. Small flags flying from vehicles. No matter the shade or shape, they carry the same message: It’s time for the annual Homer Breast Cancer Run and Ride. Begun in 1994, the event is sponsored by Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic....

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 1:30pm
  • Oregon angler Ned Friedman can breathe a sigh of relief. He and his 227.8-pound halibut are still in first place in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Friedman of Chilquin, Ore., reeled in the behemoth July 24 while fishing with Capt. Greg Northover of Alaska Arctic Sun Fishing and Hunting aboard the ...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:18pm
  • With its face toward the sea, it makes sense marine trades would be firmly anchored in Homer. “There’s really nothing you can’t get done in Homer,” said Eric Engebretsen of Bay Weld Boats. “You can build a world-class vessel in Homer.” Bay Weld does everything from simple half-hour repai...

    Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:40am

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