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  • With two months until the deadline, six city residents are gathering signatures to become candidates to serve on a one-year commission to draft a charter making Homer a home-rule city. To be placed on the Oct. 7 ballot, each candidate must gather the signatures of 50 registered city voters. The dead...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:47pm
  • Ever look at a picnic through the eyes of an army of ants? A beautiful monarch butterfly? A stink bug? How about a maggot? The students of McNeil Canyon Elementary School offered that perspective May 8 in the school’s 30th annual spring concert. Kindergarten through sixth-grade students performed ...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:43pm
  • One of five Kenai Peninsula Borough teachers named as this year’s “BP Teachers of Excellence,” Barbra Ann Veeck of West Homer Elementary School, has gone a step beyond and been named “Teacher of the Year”  for the district. The award was announced at a reception at Alaska Christian Co...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:23pm
  • On Thursday, the Homer Mariners boys and girls varsity soccer teams faced the Houston Hawks on Homer High‘s upper field. On Friday, the Mariners two varsity teams battled with the Colony Knights, shifting the action down to Homer’s lower field.Tuesday, the soccer action continued with at-home ga...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:36pm
  • Participating in the two-day Anchorage Invite was an open door for the Homer Mariner track and field athletes to plant their feet on the site where state championships will be in a few weeks.More importantly, while there the team scored some “really good performances,” said Head Coach Bill Steye...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:26pm
  • Homer weather was perfect for baseball last Friday and Saturday. The sun was shining, the day breeze was mild and there was a a table of picnic food set up at the edge of the field. It was a marked difference from the wind and rain the Mariner baseball team faced in Kodiak last month.Last weekend’...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:52am
  • Fired up after three days of grueling competition at the Invitational Round-Robin in Juneau last Thursday-Saturday, the Mariner softball team bounced back Monday with an impressive 17-0 victory over Kenai Central in three innings of play.“That was kind of my plan, that we would score a lot of toug...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:49am
  • Yes, indeed, there is a Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival (see related story, page 1). The arrival of winged visitors from the tip of South America, Central America and all along the Pacific Coast as they make their way to northern nesting grounds is cause for more than a festival, however. It marks a...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:36am
  • A little help from here, a little help from there. For the Anchor Point Food Pantry, that help is coming from within and without the community and going a long way in helping provide food and serve a hot meal. “We’ve been doing this food pantry for about 10 years,” said Jack “Pastor Jack” ...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:10pm
  • A few more events to get out of the way for the spring sports season and work will begin on ripping up the field within the track and replacing it with a turf field. “May 22 is the day the site will be available for the contractor,” said Kevin Lyon, the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s capital projec...

    Wed, 04/30/2014 - 3:08pm

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