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  • Not only is Alaska represented at the Special Olympic USA Games held in New Jersey June 14-21, Homer also has a toe in the water, so to speak, with swimmer Myrna Kuchenoff and the Alaska swim team’s coach Ruhiyyih Baker. “I’m really proud of Myrna. Swimming has been her passion for many, many ...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:45am
  • With 19 teams representing more than 100 individuals signed up and two new event chairs, the 2014 Relay for Life of Homer, an event supporting the American Cancer Society, is in its final stages of preparation before the annual event occurs June 13-14. Michelle Drake and Michelle Geagel are co-chair...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:41pm
  • Moments before their last at-home game of the season, the Homer High Mariners softball team and fans paid honor to the team’s four seniors: Brenna Evarts, Hailey Hughes, Shyanna Parr and Jordyn Haye. Also getting a nod of appreciation were two of the Mariners’ biggest fans, Floyd and Gert Seekin...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:48am
  • The Mariners brought some nice jewelry home from the 2014 State Track and Field Championships in Anchorage over the weekend. There are two first-place medals, four seconds, five thirds, and two fourths. The girls took third place overall and, for the second year in a row, received the Academic Achie...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:32am
  • There’s no question that 12-year-old hockey athletes Clark Bolin and Ethan Pitzman know a thing or two about hockey. Bolin has been playing since he was four; Pitzman since he was five. It took more than on-ice know-how to land a spot on an AK Selects hockey team, however, and represent the state,...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:25am
  • Crack open the cover of any of the three books written by Alice Sebold, the keynote speaker of this year’s Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, and there’s no turning back. At least not without a backward glance and wondering what you missed. Without question, Sebold has mastered the power of get...

    Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:07am
  • What would make Homer healthier?  That question was addressed by 39 health-care providers, agency representatives, teachers and concerned community members earlier this month.  Actually, the focus of the meeting was much more specific. ...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:24pm
  • It isn’t only students, moving from one grade to another, whose lives are changing with the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Retirements and resignations are resulting in 96 vacated faculty positions in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Twenty-six of those positions are on the southern...

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:15pm
  • What would make Homer healthier? That question was addressed by 39 health-care providers, agency representatives, teachers and concerned community members last Friday, but the focus of the meeting was much more specific. “The purpose (of the meeting) is to help identify the leading issue we as a c...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:10am
  • 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

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