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  • A photo caption in the May 23 Homer News incorrectly stated the fishing status of the Anchor River. The river is open to fishing downstream of an Alaska Department of Fish and Game weir below the Anchor River-Old Sterling Highway bridge....

    Fri, 05/24/2013 - 11:54am
  • A rare subspecies of killer whales, also known as orcas, that prey on sharks was seen on Monday in Kachemak Bay. Dave Lyon of Ashore Water Taxi  first reported the pod of about 25 whales, and researchers with the North Gulf Oceanic Society investigated. ...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:47pm
  • The Independent Living Center and the Aging and Disability Resource Center offer information and consultation with attorneys specializing in Social Security, disability, military veterans and Medicaid issues. The attorneys visit from 9 a.m. to noon May 29 in the Homer Senior Center dining room annex...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:47pm
  • In spite of less than perfect weather — fresh snow, wind and choppy water on Kachemak Bay — four captains, crews and sailboats crossed the start and finish line of the Homer Yacht Club’s first race of the 2013 season, the Cheechako Cup.“We were all just standing around the dock, moaning and ...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 3:24pm
  • The Kachemak Swim Club traveled to Kenai last weekend for the last meet of the season. There were 138 athletes participating in the event, with 36 of them from Homer. The KSC’s boys team placed first with 222 points; the girls team placed fourth with 98 points. Five teams participated in each divi...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:23pm
  • Wrapping up the school year, Homer High School’s 15-student drama class is inviting the public to a performance at 355 W. Pioneer Ave., at 7 p.m. May 15. To be performed are: •“Chicago ERR” by Linda R. Karcz; •“Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread” by David Ives; •“The Road to Ruin”...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:03pm
  • A Homer man is warning people not to be taken in a phone scam in which he lost $1,200 for a “bond” to claim a $550,000 sweepstakes prize. Although the man suspected the phone call was bogus, he said he took a gamble and last week and wired three $400 payments through Western Union to accounts in...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 4:58pm
  • Kari Dendurent has been hired as the principal for Homer Middle School, according to an announcement from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Dendurent is currently assistant principal at Houston High School, Houston, Alaska, and was assistant principal at Palmer High School prior to that. ...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 4:26pm
  • Alaska State Troopers last week charged a Port Graham woman with making terroristic threats against her 1-year-old son. After checking to make sure the boy was OK, troopers arrested Elizabeth Kvasnikoff, 27, on one count of second-degree terroristic threatening, a class C felony. Kvasnikoff was char...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 1:51pm
  • The following Homer High School students have been named to the Mariner Gold honor roll for the third quarter for having a 4.0 grade point average: • Ninth grade: Isabel Beach, Mikylla Blauvelt, Nolan Bunting, Kyle Carroll, Ren Carroll, Wyatt Frank, Hunter Harris, Barae Hirsch, August Kilcher, Meg...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 1:46pm

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