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  • Southern peninsula residents may not be eager for the upcoming season of ice, but you couldn’t tell that by the skaters at the Kevin Bell Arena on Sunday. Joining in a global opportunity for girls to explore the sport of ice hockey, females of all ages, from the central to the southern Kenai Penin...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:39pm
  • With community members still asking for more discussion, a committee last week recommended city-owned property at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue as the site of choice for a new public safety building. This week, an ordinance was introduced at the borough assembly that would li...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:38pm
  • After months of training, not to mention time spent fundraising, five local girls in the Popeye Wrestling Club will participate in the Pre-Season National War of the Roses, a girls-only wrestling tournament held in Dayton, Ohio, Oct. 24-25. Representing the Homer area will be Jadzia Martin, 16; McKe...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:34pm
  • The U.S. Coast Guard’s motto “Semper Paratus” — Latin for “always ready” — perfectly sums up the decades-long attitude of local Coasties using a Homer-based cutter to deliver a Halloween fright.  Twenty-three years ago, the USCGC Sedge treated area residents to the first ship-base...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:01pm
  • Nearing the end of what he called a “very, very close campaign,” Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, made a swing through Homer on Sunday, asking for support and answering questions from a crowd of about 75 people at the Homer Middle School library. In her introduction, Homer resident Liz Downing descri...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:04pm
  • Almost a year after it began, a move to redefine Homer as a home-rule city was voted down by voters in Tuesday’s election. Proposition 1, asking city voters if a charter commission should be elected to prepare a proposed home-rule charter for the city of Homer, received 503 no votes, or 54 percent...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:54pm
  • With the volume of the cheers from the blue-and-gold clad fans, it wasn’t necessary to be at Saturday’s homecoming game to know the Mariners had beat the Houston Hawks. Being there made the 17-6 victory even better, however. “Lots of fans in the stands always makes for a great atmosphere,” s...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:25pm
  • The Mariner swim and dive team claimed third place at the five-team Kenai Invitational at Kenai Central High School on Saturday. “Eighty percent of the races were best times for our swimmers for a total of 32.35 seconds of improvement,” said Head Coach Scott Smith. Soldotna had a double win, wit...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:39pm
  • If the Homer Elks annual winter king salmon derby is a good way to tell the changing of seasons, it must be winter. The 18th annual Homer Elks Winter King Salmon Derby was held Oct. 4 and 5. The two-day event drew 128 anglers who turned in 222 salmon. The total weight of the two-day catch was 2,338....

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:35pm
  • Hats off to the Homer Mariner varsity girls cross country team who just earned the 2014 123A state championship crown at competition in Anchorage on Saturday. The boys team secured a hard-earned third-place state finish.  “The girls rocked it,” said Head Coach Bill Steyer. “They had great...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:34pm

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