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  • Homer is a little off the Iditarod’s beaten path, but when you live in Nome, the end of the world-famous sled dog race, you’re in the thick of the action. That’s exactly where Nancy and Dan Levinson found themselves when they lived in that Bering Sea community. “We used to house the mushers,...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:39pm
  • With only one practice year under their belt, Homer Special Olympics scored big in the Special Olympics Fall Games in Anchorage over the weekend. “We did awesome,” said Carol Shuler of Homer, the community coordinator. “We took five teams and three teams took gold, one took bronze and one took...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:19pm
  • Head Coach Josh Fraley and the Homer High School varsity football team knew Friday’s game against the Palmer Moose was going put the Mariners to the test. “Even though we lost, everyone knew it was going to be a tough game and I’m really happy with the effort they gave in that game,” said Fr...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:15pm
  • The girls on the Homer High School Mariners varsity cross country team conquered the Frank Dieckgraeff Invitational meet in Seward on Friday, charging into first place in a competition against nine other schools.  In a field of 13 boys teams, the Mariner boys claimed eighth place. “It was a p...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:54pm
  • With the Voznesenka Cougars fielding an 11-man football team for the team’s first official season, Head Coach Justin Zank has repeatedly said his goal was to make the team competitive. Saturday’s homecoming game showed that Zank and the Cougars have hit the mark with a 28-point shutout that left...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:52pm
  • Pointing out Homer’s year-round ice-free deepwater port and its designation as a port of refuge, Homer Mayor Beth Wythe welcomed the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council to Homer last week for the CIRCAC board’s quarterly meeting. Noting harbor improvements that are planned, Wythe said,...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:37pm
  • Looking for something tasty to eat and drink, but can’t decide which of Homer’s top-notch spots to visit? Wonder no longer.  With samplings from 19 different participating vendors, the Taste of Homer 2013, held at Wasabi’s beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, is designed to fit the bill....

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:28pm
  • The welcome mat was rolled out for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board’s annual visit to the southern peninsula on Monday....

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 5:08pm
  • By 9 p.m. Sunday, the mysteries of  2013 Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby will be resolved. “We are almost there for our derby season,” said Paula Frisinger, the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s derby coordinator. “(It’s the) last week of anticipation of those tagged fish win...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:27pm
  • There aren’t many bleachers in the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center, but what’s there was full on Friday and Saturday for the 2013 Homer Invite. Those that couldn’t find seats cheered from the sidelines as divers and swimmers from Colony, Homer, Kenai, Kodiak, Palmer, Seward, Soldotna, Valdez and WW ...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 2:19pm

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