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  • 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 - 9:06am
  • 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 - 11:13am
  • 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 - 8:46am
  • 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 - 9:23am
  • 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 - 1:17pm
  •   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 - 12:33pm
  • 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 - 2:16pm
  • Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, has invited his District O constituents to two town hall meetings to be held in Homer and Soldotna this week. The senator will discuss key issues and provide an update on the 28th Legislature. The senator’s staff also will be present to help with constituent issues...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 10:17am
  • The Homer Glacier Kings Peewee Tier 3 team beat Fairbanks 4-2 Sunday for its third Presidents Day Invitational Hockey Tournament championship in four years. In round robin play, Homer beat the Eagle River Mustangs, the Palmer Pioneers, and the U14 girls team from the Anchorage Hockey Association. Th...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:17pm
  • The Drama, Debate and Forensics Team of Homer High School competed in the state tournament on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus Feb. 14-16. UAA debate coach Steve Johnson was the tournament director."It was one of the most competitive teams we've ever had, while being one of the most fun as ...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:58pm

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