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  • Following the fatal bombings at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, “Boston strong” became a guiding chant. For the city. For the 36,000 runners that ran the 26.2 miles on Monday. And for Homer’s Mike Illg. In October, Illg, who was raised in Boston and is the coordinator of the city ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:13pm
  • For the past few weeks, the school day ends and there’s a group of Paul Banks Elementary School kindergarten, first- and second-graders that aren’t so eager to head home. Instead, they exchange their books for balls, bats and bases. Forming a sort-of straight line between Don Felton and Kate Cro...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:55pm
  • Southern Kenai Peninsula students swept clean the annual “Caring for the Kenai” awards at Kenai Central High School last week:First place, $1,600: Katherine Dolma, Homer, with a proposal for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District to install green roofs;Sixth place, $550: Jane Rohr, Homer, w...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:54pm
  • Fifty years ago, much of Alaska, including Homer, was still shaken by the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. For those that were here, the memories are still unsettling.All the more reason to fill Easter weekend with joyful celebrations American Legion Post 16 got a jump — or was that a hop? — on the ...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:24pm
  • The Homer Invite attracted athletes from 15 schools on and off the Kenai Peninsula Friday and Saturday. In the boys’ competition, Kenai Central took first place, with Soldotna first for the girls. The Homer Mariner boys took fifth place and the Mariner girls were in sixth. “This was our second y...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:12pm
  • Medical appointments took Gavriil and Fenya Basargin of Razdolna and their four children to Anchorage in December. Turning the trip into a mini-vacation, the family decided to stay in Anchorage a little longer. That decision led to a life-changing event for the family.  In March 2013, the Basar...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:59pm
  • The bears of Hallo Bay and other Alaska locations can be seen on the silver screen Friday, when Disneynature opens the curtains on “Bears,” a full-length “epic story of breathtaking scale.”“We’ve made a number of Disney nature films before,” said Keith Scholey, who, along with Alastair...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:39pm
  • During “Week of the Young Child,” April 20-27, young community members take center stage. There are playgroups scheduled, storytimes, a younger version of the Olympics, dance classes, tips for parents and more. Two southern Kenai Peninsula public schools — Chapman School in Anchor Point and Pa...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
  • It’s been almost a year since Peter Zollars came upon the metal cross along the beach of a Kachemak Bay island. Since then, he and local historian Janet Klein have been searching for information about its origin and purpose. They have been able to find little information, making it clear there is ...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:34pm
  • Members of the Anchor Point Volunteer Fire Department gathered at Anchor River Inn Saturday for its annual training meeting on Saturday. The event was an opportunity for guest speaker Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, to officially welcome the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Service Area...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:05pm

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