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  • The 21 Homer High School students participating in Bartlett High School’s DDF tournament last week came home with a fist-full of impressive finishes and the accolades of Coach Amy Johnson. “I’m very proud of all of our students,” said Johnson. “We were missing a couple of our upper classme...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:56am
  • Wrapping up his high school diving career, Homer High School senior Kaec Brinster swept the state dive competition in Juneau Saturday, scoring a first place....

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:27am
  • Long lines and post offices seem to go hand-in-hand. Especially during the lunch hour and when people end their work day.  Parents try to keep youngsters occupied during the wait. Neighbors visit. Everyone keeps an eye on his or her watch as the minutes tick by. “It’s the same across the na...

    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 5:27pm
  • Homer resident Ken Castner recently announced he was launching a petition drive seeking voters support to make Homer a home-rule, rather than a first-class city. This isn’t the first time Homer residents, including Castner, have considered taking this step. ...

    Wed, 11/13/2013 - 5:10pm
  • With a storm headed from Russia toward Southcentral Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Incident Management Team is on standby. “Our team is monitoring this weather and preparing, should we need to be activated,” said Brenda Ahlberg, the borough’s public information officer. “At this point w...

    Fri, 11/08/2013 - 1:19pm
  • In the first hockey match of the season, the Homer Mariners traveled to Kenai on Tuesday to take on the Kenai Kardinals. A final score of 5-2 in Kenai’s favor gives the Homer team its marching orders for the season ahead. “It’s going to be a little bit of work this season, but it’s within re...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 6:02pm
  • What do fifth- and sixth-graders know about electricity? For starters: • It needs a complete circuit for the energy to flow. • If you break the current, the electricity stops. • You need to have a conductor connected to what you want to power. • You need a power source. • Your battery has ...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:21pm
  • At 8:15 a.m. on Oct. 15, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook the Philippines, its epicenter only eight miles from where Homer resident Berna Brown and her son, Nathaniel, were staying with family. “About two hours after the incident, she called me,” said her husband, Malcolm Brown, who was in Homer...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:15pm
  • Unsure about reaching a goal? Add a coach and see the difference it makes. Add community support and it gets better. Believe in yourself and it’s the best. In a nutshell, that’s the idea behind Girls on the Run, a nationwide program for girls in third- through fifth-grade that was introduced in ...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:57pm
  • From the beach, the walls of this naturally created amphitheater rises 100 or more feet. Cottonwood trees, where eagles occasionally perch, cling to a portion of its rim. Gurgling water can be heard making its way down the vertical slope and flowing through a growth of alder toward Cook Inlet. ...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:55pm

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