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  • They rode in strollers, biked, walked and ran. Some had their parents at their sides. Some had running buddies. Some set their own pace. Mostly, the enthusiastic crowd of girls at Saturday’s Girls on the Run 5k were smiling....

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:26pm
  • A tiny front-page entry in the Sept. 23, 1983, Homer News, announced bids for construction of a new Homer High School had been received. Two years later, a much larger front-page story announced the newly finished school’s main doors welcomed 400 students for the 1985-1986 school year. In 2014, th...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:39am
  • Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, was in Homer last week to meet with voters of the recently formed Senate District P, a product of redistricting. While the district’s boundaries may be new — they encompass House Districts 31 and 32, including the southern Kenai Peninsula and stretching southwest to ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:07pm
  • With less that two weeks left until the Nov. 4 general election, Cordova-born Robert “Moose” Henrichs is busy spreading the word that he is running as a candidate for Senate District P. Also running is Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak. “Things are going well,” Henrichs, who describes himself as a...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:59pm
  • After more than two decades, Kachemak City, Homer’s neighbor to the east, has a new mayor. Bill Overway was chosen by his colleagues on the Kachemak City Council to take the place of Phil Morris, who chose not to run for re-election. “I’ve got some big boots to fill,” said Overway. “(Morri...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:40pm
  • Having begun serving the Homer area in 1976, Peninsula Funeral Chapels opened Homer Funeral Home on Diamond Ridge Road in 1986.  “Just because someone lives in Homer doesn’t mean they shouldn’t get the same services we provide in Kenai,” said owner Tim Wisniewski of making available to ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:35am
  • One minute the hallways at Chapman School in Anchor Point were empty. The next, with the fire buzzer going off loud and clear, the school came alive with students orderly and very quickly pouring out of their classrooms, into the hallways and out the door....

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:06pm
  • The Homer Middle School gym was rocking Saturday. Rhythm of fast-paced Latin and World music and an enthusiastic crowd of about 60 shook the floorboards for the “Party in Pink” Zumbathon breast cancer prevention fundraiser. ...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:54pm
  • Celebrating 30 years as sister cities, the Japanese city of Teshio gifted representatives of Homer, including the Homer City Council, with “happi coats,” garments frequently reserved for festivals. Amidst an evening of budgets, ordinances and resolutions, the coats, which arrived in time for the...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:54pm
  • The Homer Mariner swim team has returned from the Seward Invitational on Saturday. Participating teams included Colony, Kenai, Soldotna, Valdez and Wasilla, in addition to Homer and Seward.  “Lauren Kuhns, Cheyanne Smith and Remi Nagle had strong performances,” said Head Coach Scott Smith. ...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:40pm

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