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  • At Paul Banks Elementary School’s meet-the-teacher event Monday afternoon, the parking lot was crowded and hallways were filled with excited students and their parents, grandparents and siblings. For some, like Aiden Clark, there was excitement over being a first-grader, but he still took time to ...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 5:36pm
  • For Traven Apiki, a 2012 Homer High School graduate, maintaining a close relationship to the outdoors and encouraging others to do the same is essential. “Everywhere I’ve lived, I’ve always been able to see water from my house or been able to walk to it within minutes,” he said. “That’s ...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 5:25pm
  • Sure it rained on Friday. And yes, the wind blew. But no, it didn’t stop the Kenai Peninsula. When the gates opened at 9:30 a.m., the public, performers and vendors were ready for some fun. Rain was exactly what Deb Greeson of Alaska Crystal Cache in Anchorage had planned for. “We know it genera...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 5:16pm
  • Six Kenai Peninsula schools, including three on the lower peninsula, have earned a five-star rating, the highest available, under a new state accountability system. With Alaska receiving a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind, results of that system developed by the Alaska Department of Educ...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 4:56pm
  • With the closing of the filing period for city of Homer and Kenai Peninsula Borough candidates in the upcoming Oct. 1 election, four Homer residents have thrown their hats into the ring for two city council openings. Seldovia resident Sunni Hilts will be running unopposed for re-election to KPB Scho...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 4:55pm
  • The 19th annual Breast Cancer Run was a brilliant field of pink, the color of breast cancer awareness, from the two- and four-legged athletes to the marimba band, Shamwari, to the patches of fireweed along the course. “We were delighted to have a total of 83 participants in the 2013 Breast Cancer ...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 4:23pm
  • The rain held off, the fans cheered and there was action on the Homer High School football field Saturday in a scrimmage between the HHS Mariners and the Voznesenka Cougars. Four quarters later, the Mariners claimed a 48-6 victory and both teams had a better understanding of strengths and weaknesses...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 4:02pm
  • With less than a month until the 2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby comes to an end, Marian Oritz of Cottonwood, Ariz., has turned in one of the halibut caught, tagged and released earlier this year. Oritz landed the halibut Aug. 14 while fishing with Bob’s Trophy Charters. That makes a total of 27 ...

    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 3:45pm
  • With the closing of the filing period for city of Homer and Kenai Peninsula Borough candidates in the upcoming Oct. 1 election, four Homer residents have thrown their hats into the ring for two city council openings. Seldovia resident Sunni Hilts will be running unopposed for re-election to KPB Scho...

    Fri, 08/16/2013 - 9:51am
  • Call them what you will — privies, johns, earth closets, the shack out back or nooshniks if you live in Ninilchik — outhouses are an Alaska tradition. Equipped with a candle to brighten winter’s darkness, a Styrofoam seat positioned for maximum warmth, a little reading material, an open door t...

    Wed, 08/14/2013 - 3:14pm

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