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  • Well-known Homer chef Chef Mandy Dixon will  represent Alaska in the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2 in New Orleans. She is one of 18 chefs from throughout the United States competing for the crown honoring the best seafood chef in the nation.Louisiana Lt. Gov. ...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:12pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Birders are seeking help in identifying this mystery bird photographed by visitor David Hanson on June 6 on a roof near Spit Sisters on the Homer Spit. Homer birders with knowledge of Alaska birds do not think this is a bird native to Alaska and might be an escaped caged bird. The b...

    Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:05pm
  • Effective immediately and continuing until further notice, Alaska State Forester John “Chris” Maisch has prohibited all cooking, warming, signaling fires or any type of fire, on federal, state, private and municipal lands on the Kenai Peninsula Game Management Units 7 and 15. This includes the e...

    Fri, 05/23/2014 - 1:57pm
  • In response to current extreme fire danger on the Kenai Peninsula, effective immediately and until further notice, all open fires are prohibited in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Peninsula State Parks and Chugach National Forest lands on the Kenai Peninsula. This includes any and all camp...

    Fri, 05/23/2014 - 1:10pm
  • Eighty-one students from McNeil Canyon Elementary and Razdolna schools put their curious minds and research abilities on display April 30. The occasion was McNeil’s science fair, with Laura Murphy’s fourth- and fifth-grade class inviting Razdolna to join in the fun.The fair included a total of 5...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:40pm
  • Former Ninilchik basketball coach Dan Leman and his daughter and star player, Whitney, were among 11 named to the Alaska High School Hall of Fame, the Alaska School Activities Association announced last week.The Lemans will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Aug. 3, in Anchorage....

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:30pm
  • With almost 100 students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District competing, Willem Strydom of Homer Middle School was the overall top scorer in last Friday’s ninth annual Kenai Peninsula Middle School Math Meet. The meet was held at Homer Middle School, with participating students from Au...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:32pm
  • A 4.5 earthquake got the attention of late-nighters on the southern Kenai Peninsula on Wednesday. As reported by the West Coast Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, the 12:43 a.m. shaker was centered 60 miles southwest of Homer and was 52.2 miles beneath the earth’s surface. No tsunami danger was associ...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 6:22am
  • The Mariner girls and boys JV basketball teams took first place in the Lumen Christi basketball tournament in Anchorage last week. “It was absolutely wonderful,” said Mark Casseri, head coach of the boys team.  Willow Cabe, assistant coach for the girls team, filled in for Head Coach Connie...

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 1:28pm
  • The Mariner girls and boys JV basketball teams took first place in the Lumen Christi basketball tournament in Anchorage last week. “It was absolutely wonderful,” said Mark Casseri, head coach of the boys team.  Willow Cabe, assistant coach for the girls team, filled in for Head Coach Connie...

    Tue, 12/24/2013 - 3:37pm

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