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  • The Nikolaevsk Warriors girls and boys basketball teams were host to the Nikiski Bulldogs “C” team on Tuesday. In the two non-conference games, the Nikolaevsk girls won their match-up, 38-16, and the boys followed suit with an even bigger margin of victory, 59-15. High scorers for the Warrior gi...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:12am
  • Bill Steyer, four-year head coach of Homer High School’s cross country team, as well as five-year coach of the school’s track and field team, has been named Alaska’s 2014 girls cross country coach by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The announcement came in a Jan...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:08am
  • If humor does for learning what a spoonful of sugar does for taking medicine, the pre-kindergarten through second-grade students at Paul Banks Elementary School are destined to be reading wonders.  The school kicked off its 2015 readathon Monday afternoon with the theme of “Pirates — Seek T...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:54am
  • A fundraising event benefiting 11-year-old Angelica Haakenson of Anchor Point and including a spaghetti meal and a silent and call-out auction is drawing more attention than organizers and family members anticipated. The event happens at Chapman School gym in Anchor Point at 1 p.m. Sunday. “It’s...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:37am
  • How valuable is a facility that attracts an estimated 1,500 people to the city during the slow winter months, with those people spending about $425,000 while they’re here? A facility that attracts hundreds of area residents of all ages for hockey and figure skating lessons and the opportunity to p...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:21am
  • Having opened Home Run Oil in 2000, Jeff and Shelly Erickson are now providing more than fuel for home and vehicle. The new owners of Home Run Short Stop, formerly Baycrest Fuel and C Store near the top of Baycrest Hill, the Ericksons and their crew offer a wide selection of convenience items, a kit...

    Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:42am
  • While Homer talks about being open for business, expanding the harbor, upgrading streets and all the things that allow a city to meet the needs of its residents, 160 acres to the east, along the Fox River Flats, has been safeguarded since 1997 at the request of its former owner, Thomas Boblick. ...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:26pm
  • For six weeks before the holiday break, 15 girls from Voznesenka, Kachemak Selo and Razdolna schools set sparks flying.  From 4-9 p.m., two days a week for a total of 60 hours, they hid their beautiful long dresses beneath unbecoming, but protective ensembles of coveralls, leather jackets, glov...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:11pm
  • More than a week and several surgeries later, Angelica Haakenson, 11, of Anchor Point, continues recovering from life-threatening injuries resulting from a Christmas day wreck on the Sterling Highway.  “She got moved out of ICU on Saturday,” Emily Haakenson, Angelica’s aunt, told the Home...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:40pm
  • After fending off the alumni 8-6 in a Dec. 27 at-home game, the Homer Mariner varsity hockey team is on the road this week, with games against Service and Eagle River on Friday and Saturday, respectively, and then back home for a full weekend of action against Palmer, Colony and Wasilla, Jan. 15-17....

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:35pm

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