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  • With the capital budget and what it means for the southern Kenai Peninsula still to be determined, other legislative action affecting the area is finding approval in Juneau. Passing both the Senate and House and signed March 26 by Gov. Parnell was a bill removing Homer’s port and harbor and munici...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:53pm
  • A dragon twisting across the floor. Maracas clacking. Grass skirts swaying. Get ready for “World Culture Day,” an event presented from 6-9 p.m. April 9 by Ninilchik School’s K-12 students, under the direction of Bonnie Pierce and Jane Beck of Project GRAD....

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:28pm
  • It isn’t that Homer Middle School students Denver Waclawski, Douglas Dean, Ben Kettle and Tim Blakely don’t already have very active lives. For starters, three of them play hockey, one is a cross country runner, they play soccer and are in band, choir, robotics and more....

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:24pm
  • Homer Middle School teacher and student council advisor Bonnie Jason credits the school’s student council. Rylyn Todd, a member of the student council, credits HMS students’ competitive spirit. Whichever it is, it’s the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society that gets the more than $700 the students ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:23pm
  • It was a packed house at the Homer Elks Lodge on Monday, as residents gathered to wish the city a happy 50th birthday. Stories of the community’s early days preceding incorporation, personal memories of arriving and growing up in the area, the reliance early residents had on each other, changes th...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:24pm
  • A Homer business known for its fleece clothing, outdoor gear, upholstery and fisheries products and a full-service boat shop has been named Made in Alaska’s “2013 Manufacturer of the Year.”  NOMAR, located on Pioneer Avenue, will be honored in Anchorage later this month at the same time t...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:32pm
  • A spring sun was snow melting in the Homer  area this weekend. Inside the Kevin Bell Arena, however, the temperatures were a bit cooler, but the action was hot as the Mite D Round-Up brought an end to the hockey season for the six- to eight-year-old athletes on the ice....

    Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:17am
  • If you think March Madness is all about hoops, then you missed the Kachemak Swim Club’s 2014 March Madness at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center last weekend. “It was a good meet. A really good meet,” said KSC Coach Rebecca Hardy. “(The pool) was packed.” In addition to Homer, there were swimme...

    Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:54am
  • It was shoulder-to-shoulder action at Homer High School’s Alice Witte Gymnasium on Saturday, as 370 wrestlers from Southcentral Alaska participated in the annual Popeye Wrestling Freestyle Tournament. Pairs of wrestlers dominated the gym floor that was divided to accommodate eight matches at a tim...

    Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:48am
  • For the research Homer author and historian Janet Klein has done on the surrounding area, she frequently has turned to “The Ethnography of the Tanaina,” by Cornelius Osgood. Originally printed by Yale University in 1937, and reprinted in 1966 and 1976, the text remains a useful tool, except for ...

    Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:34am

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