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  • Attracting hundreds of skiers and with a lengthy Homer history, the Besh Cup continues on Homer’s Lookout Mountain Trails Jan. 18-19. “It’s been around for a long time,” said Jan Spurkland, president of the Kachemak Bay Nordic Ski Club. “In the 1980s, it was called the Tang Cup and then in...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:44pm
  • Oh, what a difference a few hundred feet in elevation can make. At sea level Sunday, it was spring-like. Green grass poked through melting layers of snow on front yards and temperatures actually reached the low 40s. Up on East Skyline Drive, the sun was shining, but there was definitely more snow an...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:43pm
  • Field trips are a fun way to take learning from the classroom and into the real world. Those opportunities don’t come cheap, however. The biggest cost: transportation. At Fireweed Academy, students in grades two through six are raising funds to help pay their own way for those opportunities. On Ja...

    Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:27pm
  • Rebel, a 30-year old Morgan-Arab mix horse that broke out of his Skyline Drive corral sometime before midnight on New Year’s Eve, has been found.  “He looks to be OK,” said Rebel’s owner Milli Martin. Martin suspects the cause of Rebel’s disappearance was noise from fireworks being sh...

    Thu, 01/02/2014 - 4:23pm
  • In spite of a fireworks ban within the Kenai Peninsula Borough and within the city of Homer, New Year’s Eve can be a noisy time. It also can be a frightening time for animals, as it proved to be for one Skyline horse. When Milli Martin went out at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to feed breakfast to her horse, Rebe...

    Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:22am
  •   Have a little too much mashed potatoes and gravy over the holidays? Maybe too many hours in front of the television watching football instead of getting some exercise? According to USA.gov, the most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. The flip side of that is Time magazine’s ...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:44pm
  • Buccaneer Energy “has done a little reshaping, streamlining operations,” Jay Morakis of JMR Worldwide and the media contact for the company told the Homer News late last month.  One result of the changes is that Christina Anderson, formerly Buccaneer’s environmental and stakeholder relati...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:28pm
  • West Homer Elementary School’s spelling bee last month began with almost four dozen eager spellers and eventually  narrowed down to two: fifth-grader Peter Syth and sixth-grader Gus Roelof. One word put an even finer point on the competition, with Syth taking first place and Roelof the runner...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:57pm
  • Even with a few players out of town for the holidays and sidelined for poor health, the Homer High School Mariner hockey team wasn’t about to miss an opportunity to take on alumni players at the Kevin Bell Arena on Friday. Forced to pull from the alumni roster to fill in for missing players, the M...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:54pm
  • In their third and final game at the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic in Ketchikan last week, the Homer Mariner girls battled against the Craig Panthers, the defending 2A state champs, for fourth place and lost by a narrow-two-point difference. Then, the watchful eyes of Homer at-home fans viewing ...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:48pm

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