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  • The only charter school in the southern Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, Fireweed Academy opened its doors as “Homer Charter School” in 1997. Two years later, using a consensus decision-making model, the teachers, parents, staff, the school’s Academic Policy Committee and community mem...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:06am
  • The Homer High School swimmers took a week off, but Coach Harmon Hall and five Mariner divers headed to Chugiak to participate in the dive portion of the Bartlett-Chugiak Invitation swim-dive meet last Saturday.“It was an experience,” said Hall of the full day of competition.“There were 22 boy...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:53am
  • Senior Ian Lowe gave Homer Mariners their one and only touchdown in Saturday’s 41-6 loss to the Kenai Kardinals, saving the Mariners from a complete shutout.“I wasn’t planning on playing him, but we had a bunch of people with injuries go down,” said Coach Josh Fraley of putting Lowe in the g...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:46am
  • Coach Bill Steyer knew the Mariner girls could do it, but was careful what he said before the cross-country regions competition in Kodiak on Saturday. He was right. The girls were crowned the Class 3A champions. In addition, athlete Megan Pitzman was named “girl athlete of the year” and Steyer r...

    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:41am
  • The municipal election is just around the corner, Tuesday, to be exact. However, for those who anticipate not being available to get to the polls Tuesday, absentee voting began Sept. 22. In Homer, city residents and Kenai Peninsula Borough residents living inside the city can cast absentee ballots i...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:12pm
  • The sounds of friendly pickleball competition fill the air inside the gym that is part of the HERC, the Homer Education and Recreation Complex. Laughter, the slap of shoes on the gym floor, the pop of balls on paddles. Three games are in progress, four people each game, more sitting on the sidelines...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:06pm
  • In the 50 years of Homer News’ existence, stories about elections have figured large. From the local citizenry laying the groundwork for questions to be resolved to the actual voting, it has been the process through which issues big and small have been decided.On page one of the very first Homer N...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:37pm
  • Appreciating the time and expertise of individuals serving on the city’s boards, commissions, committees and task forces, the city of Homer, Mayor Beth Wythe and the Homer City Council invited those dedicated volunteers to a recognition reception at the Elks Club last Thursday.   Mayor B...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:16pm
  • It was a full house at the Homer City Council’s meeting on Monday as area residents lined up to make their concerns known. Most comments focused on two topics: the future of the gym that is part of the HERC, Homer Education and Recreation Complex, and the city’s acceptance of a”whimsical” se...

    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:22am
  • While the Oct. 7 municipal election has several Kenai Peninsula Borough propositions, there is only one on the city of Homer ballot: Shall a charter commission be elected to prepare a proposed charter?  A “no” vote puts a stop to the process; a “yes” vote opens the door to new possibili...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:03pm

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