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  • Eight schools, 115 runners and a bright sun and blue sky overhead. A great combination for the Homer Invitational on Friday, a cross-country meet with boys and girls varsity and junior varsity competitions. Homer Mariner girls and SoHi Star boys took first place in team points. In second place, the ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:59pm
  • When you face a team called the “Whalers” that plays football in some of Alaska’s toughest weather, you know you’re up against a formidable foe. The Mariners are not a team to back away from a challenge, however. On Saturday, they came away with their first win of the season and a score of 3...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:58pm
  • After 13 years away from the Kenai Peninsula, former Homer News and Peninsula Clarion reporter Doug Loshbaugh is back. This time not as a journalist, however. Loshbaugh is the new assistant chief of the Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Service Area. Loshbaugh served on the Homer Volunteer Fire Depart...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:39pm
  • Twenty-eight individual competitors and six teams competed in the annual Homer Ironman Triathlon Saturday.  Greg Smith, 16, was the first-place finisher with a time of 1:44.55. Hanna Young, 25, took first place for the women with a final time of 1:52.47....

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:31pm
  • With more than twice the space and more daylight pouring in, Cornish Music is all set for a grand opening from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday. The event is timed for the First Friday tour of Homer galleries, a perfect fit since the music store’s new address is in the same building as Art Shop Gallery on Pione...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:10pm
  • When it began, the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival was timed to happen in May, the same time as the Shorebird Festival. Having grown into an event all its own, the 22nd annual Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival has its very own place on Homer’s busy calendar.  This year’s festival begins t...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:44pm
  • Having won a gold medal at the Special Olympics USA Games in June, Homer swimmer Myrna Kuchenoff will be back in the pool on Saturday. This time, she will compete as part of a three-member unified Special Olympics team participating in the 14th annual Homer Ironman Triathlon, a fundraiser for the Ho...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:43am
  • Constructing a new school for Kachemak Selo has found its way to the top of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s six-year-plan for fiscal years 2015-2021.  “Placing a new school at the top of the priority list positions the project, makes it eligible, to gain maximum points from th...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:29am
  • Kenai, SoHi and Nikiski were in town Saturday for the Homer High School Volleyball Jamboree, a “great beginning to the season,” according to Mariner Head Coach Beth Trowbridge.  “It’s exciting to see the teams in the gym and to give the girls the opportunity to get on the court and get ...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:21am
  • Last week’s big Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby news was the 335-pound halibut caught by 16-year-old Jackson Hobbs of Franklin, Idaho. This week it’s a 12.6-pound flat fish in the news, brought in by Andrew VanderPlaat of Pendleton, Ore....

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:14am

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