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  • When angler James “Jimmie” Peeples of Chico, Calif., hooked into a 323.2-pound halibut last August, he and his fishing buddies “were amazed, flipping out,” he told the Homer News at the time. “I couldn’t believe it.” That day of fishing netted more than food for the freezer. It put Pee...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 2:11pm
  • Small businesses and small, as in “young,” business owners are the driving force behind Lemonade Day, a national event that occurs Saturday. Joining the million kids in 100 cities across the nation, Homer’s participants are not only smart-minded when it comes to developing their businesses, bu...

    Tue, 05/07/2013 - 6:19pm
  • Among those being recognized at commencement ceremonies for Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage, is Campus Director Carol Swartz. Honoring her 27 years of commitment and service to the university and to the community of Homer, Swartz will be presented with the...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 5:31pm
  • With 16 teams and an organizing committee hard at work, the 2013 Relay for Life of Homer is lining up to be a success.  “It’s going good,” said Marilyn Parrett, co-chair for the event, adding there’s been a bit of a slow start, which she attributes to a long winter. “Usually spring is...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 5:19pm
  • You’ve known it as the Glacier Drive-In. Now, it’s the “Glacier D” with new owners Lee and Jill Pedersen doing the driving. Or cooking, as the case may be. Long-time acquaintances of previous owners Sonny and Nancy Smith, the Pedersens have been hard at work putting a shine on the popular Gl...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:35pm
  • With three south peninsula principals retiring or relocating at the end of the 2012-2013 school year, the search is on for replacements.  Following a second round of interviews, an offer has been made by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and a verbal agreement given by Homer Middle Sc...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:40pm
  • From GEDs to master’s degrees, 32 students will be honored at the May 8 commencement ceremony of Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchorage. Commencement will be held at Mariner Theatre at 7 p.m....

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 2:38pm
  • Ask a Homer High School student what he or she can do, invent or create to better care for the environment of the Kenai Peninsula or to improve the area's preparedness for a natural disaster, and you'll get an answer. A winning answer, as was proven in the 23rd annual Caring For the Kenai competitio...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:27pm
  • With this year's Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival quickly approaching, the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is asking the community's help in ensuring the festival is a financially sustainable event. "This year everybody who has registered for an event gets a keychain figure they have to ...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:11pm
  • What better way to illustrate "the art of bouncing back," the theme of the 17th annual Alaska Youth Court Conference held in Homer last week, than with a blanket toss? Drawing from his Inupiat roots, Gregory Nothstine, a Kingikmiut (Inupiat) with the Alaska Tribal Health Consortium in Anchorage, des...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:44pm

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