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  • After 10 weeks of dockside maintenance in Long Beach, Calif., the USCGC Hickory and crew returned to Homer last week. While in Long Beach, contractors performed 26 maintenance projects, including replacing the exterior deck non-skid, renewing the generator mounts, cleaning the engine plant exhaust s...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 3:38pm
  • The Nanwalek Summer Youth Group has been chosen 2013 Spirit of Youth award winners in the Cultural Activities category based on contributions to their community.  The youth group was selected by the Spirit of Youth’s teen advisory council after reviewing more than 130 nominations.   The ...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:29am
  • Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Painter has been recognized for 30 years of service as an EMT by the board of directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.  To maintain his status as a nationally registered EMT, Painter had to complete biennially a comprehensive...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:20am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough has received the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for its budget from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, the borough announced last week....

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:06am
  • A high school junior who lives on the outskirts of Rochester, N.Y., has nominated Homer as the Ultimate Fishing Town, after reading a story in the Democrat and Chronicle, her hometown newspaper. In an email to the Homer News, Mallory Mintz wrote: “I’m very excited to nominate Homer for...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:13pm
  • In the fifth ice race of the season, the youngest drivers provided plenty of exciting action Sunday on Beluga Lake. While Teddy Handley in car 88 and Brenden Fuson in car 23 jousted for first place lap after lap, Solstice Kraszeki in car 52 and Rhythm Beckett-Cook in car 5 had their own race going. ...

    Wed, 03/27/2013 - 9:46am
  • The Homer Ice Racing Association is gearing up for its fifth race of the season on Sunday. Races start at noon on Beluga Lake and spectators are welcome. There is no charge. One of the highlights of the season has been the addition of kids' racing. "This last Sunday we had five kids racing," write...

    Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:23am
  • South Peninsula Hospital has the following events scheduled:  Homer Medical Center Community Open House:  5-7 p.m. April 4, a free event open to the public. Bring the whole family to meet the new providers, learn about the center’s comprehensive care for all ages and tou...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 2:17pm
  •   Putting their physics know-how to use, Homer Middle School eighth-grade students took on the challenge presented by their science teacher, Jennifer Booz: Construct a bridge that will hold the most weight and have a high efficiency rating, load compared to bridge weight. Rather than steel or c...

    Wed, 03/20/2013 - 1:33pm
  • South Peninsula Haven House has announced the three winners for this year's Women of Distinction Awards, plus the "Hero of the Heart" award. The awards dinner, with music by Hallie Hudson, will be at Land's End Resort at 5:30 p.m. March 22. Tickets are $35 each or $265 for a table of eight. They are...

    Mon, 03/18/2013 - 3:16pm

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