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  • They might not have been born when it happened, but ask the fifth- and sixth-grade students at Fireweed Academy about the Exxon Valdez oil spill and related topics and they can give you answers. Better yet, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, from 3-5 p.m., visit the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center where ...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 4:44pm
  • The sign on a Homer Senior Center wall indicates the location of “Strong Women.” Follow the arrow and that’s exactly what you’ll find: a group of women meeting three times a week to improve their health through the “Strong Women” program. Developed by Dr. Miriam Nelson and her colleagues...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 4:17pm
  • Hours ahead of Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline, Ken Castner and Ginny Espenshade submitted to the city petitions with what they believe are enough signatures to ask voters to weigh in on whether Homer should be a home-rule city. In November, Castner and Espenshade took their interest in turning Homer int...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 4:11pm
  • Even with spring-like weather, it’s isn’t spring-like enough to move from Homer Community Recreation’s indoor soccer program to an outdoor setting. Unless you’re one of the handful of Homer hockey players intent on developing what they’ve learned about the sport at home. That’s exactly w...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:57pm
  • It was a five-school rumble at the ConocoPhillips Nikolaevsk Warrior Dome on Jan. 16-18, with Birchwood Christian, Kalskag, Nenana, Nikolaevsk and Skyview heating up the boards. Nenana took first place in the boys competition, with Nikolaevsk in second and Kalskag in third. In the girls competition,...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:48pm
  • Thunderous cheers and loud foot-stomping from the crowd, rousing music played by the Homer High band directed by Amy Johnson and an energetic team of Mariner cheerleaders were second only to the action in the Homer High School Alice Witte Gymnasium Friday night as the Mariner girls and boys basketba...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:47pm
  • If you felt the earth shaking Tuesday night, it wasn’t an earthquake. It was an exciting, overtime game of Mariner hockey at the Kevin Bell Arena. Following on the heels of Saturday’s 1-0 shutout of the SoHi Stars, the Mariners invited the Kenai Kardinals to Homer for a game. And what a game it ...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:45pm
  • Each flu season, nearly 111 million workdays are lost due to the flu, according to online information provided by flu.gov. That’s equal to about $7 million per year in sick days and lost productivity. Staying healthy is no small matter for employees and employers. In Homer, employers, both large a...

    Wed, 01/29/2014 - 1:45pm
  • 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 - 9:21am
  • 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 - 2:58pm

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