Harbor building continues full speed ahead

Substance to the dream, the Harbor building has continued construction through the winter and is nearly 50 percent complete, according to City of Homer Project Manager Dan Nelson.
The $2.8 million dollar project is aiming to have a M–emorial day weekend opening, though Nelson expects the project to see completion and a move-in date by April. Wrapped in weather protective covering, the building now has windows looking out over the harbor, and is undergoing painting and drywall installation.
The current harbormasters office was constructed in 1983, when two old buildings were relocated to its current position, with a section added.

City League ballers sweat off the holidays

While it might be a bit difficult for some of us to grasp the idea that the holidays are over and 2015 is now a reality, several red-faced and out-of-breath Community Rec. basketball players seemed to have little trouble noticing that they may have overindulged a bit over their long holiday hiatus.
But hey, what could be more fun than a gym full of groans and copious amounts of sweat?

Senior service project reaches those in need

A farewell to High School, and a greeting the greater community as a graduate, is never quite complete without a senior service project — 30 hours of dedicated community service— logged and approved.
For Homer High School Senior, Chelsea Marsh, the final year of her college career produced a project that stands on its own; a program called “Teens Inbetween.”
“What were doing is we are collecting a bunch of goods from all over the place to supply backpacks,” said Marsh. “Then we’ll distribute them to teenagers who are homeless or struggling, so it is really neat program.”

Mariners and Soldotna skate to scoreless draw

The hockey Mariners closed out the first half of their season with a 0-0 draw versus Soldotna at the Sports Center on Friday night. Both teams struggled to generate sustained offensive pressure and both goalies came up big when they had to, leading to the draw. Shots on goal for the game slightly favored Soldotna, 25-19.
Homer came out flat in the first period, seemingly being beaten to every loose puck and playing a defensive oriented game. The very first shot on goal of the game came through a screen with the puck on the ice but Mariner goalie Markian Polushkin saw the puck at the last moment and made a tricky save. As the period continued, play balanced out and there was back and forth action, but with few solid scoring opportunities.

Seek to balance ‘risk tolerance’ and ‘required risk’

by Edward Jones Matthew North Financial Advisor Like everyone else, you have financial goals. To help achieve these goals, you may need to invest — and when you invest, you’ll need to take on some risk. But the more you understand this risk, and the better you are at managing it, the greater your potential […]

For the Record – Dec. 17

The following records are cases and records filed in court. Individuals are innocent until proven guilty, and copies of the records are publicly available. Misdemeanor Donald L. Lowe, 57, driving under the influence. Lindee J. Sprong, 35, driving under the influence. Eric Norman Haughey, 37, theft in the fourth degree. Marjorie Kay Bantz, 66, violation […]

Hockey Divas take first tournament of the season

The Homer Divas went undefeated over the weekend, edging the Kenai River Queens 5-4 in the championship game of the Palmer Women’s C-Cup Hockey Tournament on Saturday. It was the Divas’ first Palmer C-Cup Hockey title since 2007.
Homer opened the tournament with a strong 5-1 Friday win over the Queens. Ori “Scori” Badajos got the scoring underway with a top-shelf shot in the first period, and went on to finish the game with a hat trick. Sue Rennolds also scored two beautiful top-shelf goals.
Kenai’s only goal in the game came during a power-play after Diva Kristen Brown was given a penalty for tripping. Badajos and Rennolds shared MVP honors.

Christmas lights bring comfort, help keep memories alive

Christmas lights are a sign of celebrating the holidays for many, but for Phyllis Kohlbeck, the decorative strands hanging over the windows of her home mean much more.
Kohlbeck’s lights come alive during the dark hours of the day, and have stayed lit 365 days a year, every hour of every day. For the past seven years.
“My son decided he wanted bright lights in here for Christmas,” Kohlbeck said, motioning to the living room lined with windows looking out to Kachemak Bay. “So my husband helped him put them up, and they have been there since 2007.”

Mariners send 12 wrestlers to State

Wrestling is all about numbers: Large rosters with the right number of people, weighing the right number of pounds, able to score a large number of points.
Wrestling is also about toughness.
I’ve known wrestlers who sucked incessantly on lemon drops, trying to increase salivation and spit out enough saliva to make weight.
But longtime wrestling guru, the late Steve Wolfe can top even that. Wolfe told of a wrestler who actually punched himself in the nose in an attempt to bleed off the weight.
Seriously — how much can blood weigh? Maybe that’s a little too tough.

Sports Briefs – Dec. 10

Game results for Dec. 3 The Net Setters won by forfeit over the Volleycopters; Bump in the Knight beat Updog, 25-7 and 25-9; Controlled Chaos edged the Aces 30-28 and 25-13; CChaos bested Updog 25-18 and 25-9; NSets battled to beat the Aces 26-24, 25-17, 15-11; BITK won by forfeit over Vcops. Standings 1. Net […]

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