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  • For the 22nd year, Paul Sayer, a Homer physician, is getting ready to take the same two-week, mid-winter vacation he has taken every year before: traveling by snowmachine along the Iditarod sled dog race course to Nome. Once there, he turns around and heads back to where he started. Not content to l...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:23pm
  • Having won the Battle of the Books competition among third- and fourth-grade students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, West Homer Elementary School’s team of Eli Zatz and Seamus McDonough, with alternate Olivia Glasman nearby, competed at the state level on Feb. 20. “(They) offici...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:16pm
  • There’s a lot to be said about the magic that happens when performers hear the roar of the greasepaint and inhale the smell of the crowd. First, however, there’s getting past your classmates, as students at McNeil Canyon Elementary School had to do Feb. 20....

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:16pm
  • Last-minute snowfalls made for good skiing for the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club’s Wine and Cheese and Wooden Ski Tour on Sunday. “We were really sweating bullets,” said organizer Kevin Walker. “Thursday it was glare ice. Then there was an inch (of snow) here, an inch there, three inches Saturday...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:04am
  • Nikolaevsk’s Warrior Dome welcomed basketball teams from King Cove and Cook Inlet Academy recently.  In games on Feb. 12, the Nikolaevsk girls scored a 40-28 victory over King Cove. Kayla Stafford put 15 points on the board, with Sophia Kalugin scoring 12. It was a different story for the Nik...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:55am
  • The Homer Mariner Nordic ski team took one step closer to state competition at the Region III Nordic Ski Championships on the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna last week. The Feb. 14-15 event included skiers from Colony, Grace, Homer, Kenai, Palmer, Skyview, Soldotna and Wasilla....

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:50am
  • The Susan B. English Sea Otters left their home court in Seldovia for some away games last week, taking on the Cook Inlet Academy Eagles on Feb. 14 and a scrimmage with the Homer Mariner JVs on Feb. 15. It was a win one, lose one trip to Soldotna for the Otters, with the boys claiming a 56-53 victor...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:41am
  • Homer High School senior John Walsworth has had his heart set on being accepted to a military academy. The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., to be exact, with the Naval Academy second on his list, followed by West Point. Alaska’s congressional delegation did their part to help Wal...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:20am
  • Sure they can read, but do they know what they’re reading? Absolutely. Proof of that pudding is the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Battle of the Books.  Taking first place were West Homer Elementary School third- and fourth-grade team of Eli Zatz, Olivia Glasman, Seamus McDonough, Ka...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:18am
  • Six local swimmers were in Fairbanks last week for the three-day Alaska Swimming Age Group Championship. Held at the Hamme Swimming Pool, organized by Northern Area Aquatics and sanctioned by USA Swimming and Alaska Swimming, the event included swimmers from Kodiak, Soldotna, Kenai, Seward, several ...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 9:34am

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