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  • Whether you plan on camping over the weekend, celebrating with the U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday or attending memorial services on Monday, don’t forget where Memorial Day gets its name. “Let’s remember why we have this opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, the parks, that’s the important par...

    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 5:09pm
  • After noting Monday as a night to celebrate, Homer High School’s commencement speaker turned the tables on the class of 2014. Sean Campbell, who teaches language arts at the school, drew a laugh by asking the students if they had “all made sure to have a teacher ... as your commencement speaker?...

    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:07pm
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past.   If it’s May, it’s graduation season, a time to celebrate what’s been accomplished and a time to begin something new.   “Hom...

    Wed, 05/21/2014 - 3:49pm
  • With good halibut fishing being reported, the 27th Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby begins today.  “People are going around the corner, past Flat Island and down to Elizabeth Island and catching fish weighing more than 100 (pounds) right now,” said Jim Lavrakas, executive director of the Homer C...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:50pm
  • With two months until the deadline, six city residents are gathering signatures to become candidates to serve on a one-year commission to draft a charter making Homer a home-rule city. To be placed on the Oct. 7 ballot, each candidate must gather the signatures of 50 registered city voters. The dead...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:47pm
  • Ever look at a picnic through the eyes of an army of ants? A beautiful monarch butterfly? A stink bug? How about a maggot? The students of McNeil Canyon Elementary School offered that perspective May 8 in the school’s 30th annual spring concert. Kindergarten through sixth-grade students performed ...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:43pm
  • One of five Kenai Peninsula Borough teachers named as this year’s “BP Teachers of Excellence,” Barbra Ann Veeck of West Homer Elementary School, has gone a step beyond and been named “Teacher of the Year”  for the district. The award was announced at a reception at Alaska Christian Co...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:23pm
  • On Thursday, the Homer Mariners boys and girls varsity soccer teams faced the Houston Hawks on Homer High‘s upper field. On Friday, the Mariners two varsity teams battled with the Colony Knights, shifting the action down to Homer’s lower field.Tuesday, the soccer action continued with at-home ga...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:36pm
  • Participating in the two-day Anchorage Invite was an open door for the Homer Mariner track and field athletes to plant their feet on the site where state championships will be in a few weeks.More importantly, while there the team scored some “really good performances,” said Head Coach Bill Steye...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:26pm
  • Homer weather was perfect for baseball last Friday and Saturday. The sun was shining, the day breeze was mild and there was a a table of picnic food set up at the edge of the field. It was a marked difference from the wind and rain the Mariner baseball team faced in Kodiak last month.Last weekend’...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:52am

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