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  • Seventh-five people crossed the starting line of the 5k Homer Special Olympic Torch Run on Saturday, one part of the statewide 2014 Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run and Pledge Drive. John Hendricksen was Homer’s torchbearer, assisted by Homer Police Officer Charles Worland. The event raised more t...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:52am
  • Homer High School Mariners boys track and field team claimed an overall fourth place and the girls third in the Region III Track and Field Championship in Palmer on May 16. They also earned four individual regional championship titles: First place, 800 meters: Aurora Waclawski...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:46am
  • Following Nikolaevsk School’s end-of-the-year awards assembly, the students, faculty, staff and a scattering of parents were asked to stay seated. There was one more recognition in store. “We are making history today,” said Bea Klaich, head coach of Nikolaevsk’s girls varsity basketball team...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:40am
  • From tiny slivers of material and even tinier stitches to bright swaths of color and photos reproduced on fabric, the 65 entries in the 30th annual Kachemak Bay Quilters Quilt Show provided a fascinating event for Mother’s Day. Taking “best of show” was Patrice Krant’s “Eagle Watching You,...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:37am
  • 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

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