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  • While the Oct. 7 municipal election has several Kenai Peninsula Borough propositions, there is only one on the city of Homer ballot: Shall a charter commission be elected to prepare a proposed charter?  A “no” vote puts a stop to the process; a “yes” vote opens the door to new possibili...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:03pm
  • At a Monday press conference, Jim Lavrakas announced the official results of the 2014 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Topping the list was the jackpot winner, 16-year-old Eagle Scout Jackson Hobbs of Franklin, Idaho. Hobbs will pocket a $16,731.50 check for the 335-pound halibut he caught Aug. 19 while...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:32pm
  • The Homer Mariners swim team hit the pool at SoHi last week for the 32nd annual SoHi Pentathlon, competing against athletes from Colony, Kenai, Kodiak, Palmer, Seward and Soldotna. Crowned champions of the event were the SoHi girls team and the Kodiak boys team. Kodiak’s Tahna Lindquist, a senior,...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:38pm
  • Cast out a hook and you never know what’s going to bite. In the case of the Kachemak Swim Club’s search for a new coach, it appears they’ve found a keeper in Neil Romney. “We posted the job on the Alaska Swimming site and the USA Swimming site and got some interest from across the country,...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:33pm
  • Special Olympic unified bocce teams and individual athletes, unified golf teams and one individual golfer brought home an array of medals from the 2014 Special Olympics Alaska Fall Tournament in Anchorage on Sept. 14-15. They were among 200 athletes representing the communities of Anchorage, Ketchik...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:30pm
  • In a game where you have to count your blessings wherever you find them, Mariner Head Coach Josh Fraley and the Homer High football team have something to brag about in spite of Saturday’s 51-6 loss to the Soldotna Stars. “We’re only the second team to score on them all year,” said Fraley of...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:27pm
  • With the Kenai Mountains as a backdrop and Kachemak Bay to their left and right, high school cross-country runners from Kachemak Selo, Nikiski, Nikolaevsk, Soldotna and Homer took to the Spit Trail on Saturday in a 5K Homer invitational.  Homer’s varsity girls claimed a first-place team finis...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:12pm
  • The Homer High School DDF — Drama, Debate and Forensics — team began its season with a meet at Bartlett High School in Anchorage last weekend and came home with some impressive results: Duet acting: 1. Evan Boyer and August Kilcher; 2. Robert Hockema and Eryn Gillam; 3. Loren Jo...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:06pm
  • Identifying what stands out about Connections, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s homeschool program for grades K-12, was easy for Lee Young, principal of the program for the past 10 years. “The relationships with parents,” said Young. “I’ve been in public education for a lot of...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:05pm
  • If horseman Ron Wilhoit has a business plan, it is clearly built around mythologist Joseph Campbell’s advice to “follow your bliss.” That’s exactly what the former owner of Tye Dye Trucking, a Seattle waterfront trucking business, is doing and he couldn’t be happier. With Alaska Draft Hors...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:37pm

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