Homer Sports and Outdoors

  • It’s no secret that Homer has a vibrant boating community. Beyond the halibut hopefuls, however, Homer draws a different type of boater a bit unexpected for the far north: the sailor.   Founded in 1983, the Homer Yacht Club has been sailing in Homer for about 30 years. But Erik Pullman, curre...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:25am
  • Although 10 boats competed in the annual Land’s End Regatta put on by the Homer Yacht Club, most agreed that the tide was the real winner.   Two days of sailing with no wind left participants in the regatta being pushed backward by the tide and disheartened. “The tide definitely won over th...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:24am
  • A cool overcast morning made for perfect running weather on Saturday. Almost 300 people gathered at the high school for the Homer Spit Run, a 10-kilometer race to the end of the Spit.  Hosted by the Kachemak Bay Running Club, the annual Spit Run is a course certified by USA Track & Field, t...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:24am
  • I was asked yesterday what I thought about lingcod. I deliberated for a few seconds and then replied, “Well I know from personal experience that they are Freddy Kruger gruesome, have a set of choppers that would give a salmon shark a coronary, and enjoy making a brunch out of their own relatives.&...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:16am
  • Ninilchik scramble puts spotlight on decline of area’s razor clams The Ninilchik Chamber of Commerce ran its first Clam Scramble Mud and Natural Obstacle course run Saturday. The chamber wants to create an annual solstice event in a central location on the Kenai Peninsula for the...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:56pm
  • Athletes at the seventh annual Kachemak Bay Celtic Club Scottish Highland Games set new field records last Saturday at Karen Hornaday Park. In a first for the games, Matthew Patterson of Fort Wainwright successfully threw the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547 Challenge Caber...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:55pm
  • N ormally I don’t get into to the area of investments but after reading the Alaska Wildlife Trooper’s section of the police report in the Homer News last week, I’d suggest that you consider buying some shares in the Bic Pen Company. If things keep up, there’s going to be a big run on their p...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:49am
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    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:32am
  • The Kachemak Bay Running Club is hosting the annual Spit Run that begins at Homer High and finishes at Land’s End. The race is June 27. Register online at www.kachemakbayrunningclub.org. ...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:27am
  • On behalf of Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic and the R.E.C. Room (a Youth Resource & Enrichment Co-op), I want to thank the city of Homer for its grant for general operating support. In addition, I send my thanks to the Homer Foundation for administering this important program. The city of H...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:27am

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