Staff report

  • As of Monday, a trunk line to bring natural gas from Anchor Point to Homer is progressing with a crew from Chumley boring and laying pipe along the Sterling Highway from Baycrest to Homer. A second crew will start working later this week, progressing toward Anchor Point along the Old Sterling Highwa...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:15am
  • Homer Senior Citizens will present their annual talent show from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday at Homer High School’s Mariner Theater. It is a benefit for the senior center. Tickets are $10 per person or $15 per family and are available from Homer Senior Citizens and at the door. The show promises to be hi...

    Fri, 04/19/2013 - 11:20am
  • The Popeye Wrestling Club traveled to Nikiski last weekend to compete in the Nikiski Wrestling Club Freestyle Tournament. Homer’s wrestlers took fourth place as a team and also had four individual first place finishes. Saoirse Cook (35-38 pounds), Teddy Croft (100-109 pounds), Jaime Rios (105-111p...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 5:04pm
  • The End of the Road Broomball tournament was a huge success March 29-30. The Bethel Fighting Pikes, Bethel Beavers and Whitehorse Capital Towing were uncannily matched with Homer Broomballers, Beluga Lake Bombers and Alice’s Scoundrels. There was an unprecedented number of tied games decided in ov...

    Wed, 04/03/2013 - 4:55pm
  • 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

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