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Homer woman hopes to pass on inspiration

December 7th 1:43 pm

A lifelong seeker of connection to herself and the world around her, Kayla Spaan found what she was looking when she moved from Anchorage to Homer in 2009.

Hiking from Diamond to Bishop's Beach

December 7th 1:42 pm

Who hikes or bikes the beach in the winter? I do, and you should, too! The winter is when all the beach action is, with big waves driven by strong winds blowing gorgeous sheets of salt water spraying off their tops, lots of mudslides and other slope failures, [...]

Mariners skate to trio of home wins

December 7th 1:41 pm

The Homer Mariners served notice to the rest of the North Star Conference this past week that they are the real deal. Homer, backed by a stingy defense that limited just three goals in 10 periods of play, skated to three clutch victories in front of their [...]

Nikolaevsk powers to 4th at state tournament

December 7th 1:38 pm

ANCHORAGE — Going into the 2017 First National Bank Alaska/ASAA Mixed-Six State Volleyball Championships, the Nikolaevsk Warriors felt they were among the best teams in the state. When they walked off the Dimond High School court on Saturday [...]

Homer boys, girls to tip off basketball season on Dec. 14

December 7th 1:35 pm

March Madness will get off to a December start for the Homer boys' and girls' basketball teams. Both squads will tip off their 2017-18 seasons next week when they compete in area tournaments

Fasulo leads M's to third at meet

December 7th 1:34 pm

Luciano Fasulo and the Homer Mariners wrestling team went into the North/South Invitational in Soldotna looking to send a message to the rest of the Kachemak Conference teams.

Pacific halibut numbers continue to decline

December 7th 1:33 pm

It's going to be a tough year for many Alaska fishermen.

Marilyn Margaret Breakfield

December 7th 1:31 pm

Longtime Alaska and Soldotna resident Marilyn Margaret Breakfield, 85, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

Young coach hopes to mentor local youth on path to success

December 7th 1:30 pm

Born in Homer and raised in Wasilla, Adam Diaz returned to Homer three years ago, has been actively involved coaching wrestling and soccer, and hopes to inspire local youth to be successful on and off the mat and field.

Audubon Society plans Christmas Bird Count

December 7th 1:30 pm

The National Audubon Society invites birdwatchers to participate in the longest-running citizen science survey, the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. On Dec. 16, birders and nature enthusiasts in Homer will take part in this tradition. Birders of all ages [...]

McNeil Canyon among state finalists for STEAM award

December 7th 1:29 pm

Homer's McNeil Canyon Elementary is among a list of state finalists in the "Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest." McNeil Canyon was among five Alaska schools nominated for the $2 million award, joining North Pole Middle School, Mirror Lake Middle [...]

Mariner skiers open season at Turkey Skate

November 30th 3:30 pm

Katia Holmes and the Homer High School ski team kicked off their season on a bright note last Wednesday by turning in outstanding performances at the Turkey Skate meet in Soldotna.

Volleyball players set to begin quest for titles

November 30th 3:29 pm

The Nikolaevsk Warriors will begin an appearance at the 2017 ASAA Mixed-Six State Volleyball Championships today at Dimond High School in Anchorage.

Snowshoe to an isolated 'Winter Wonderland'

November 30th 3:27 pm

A nice wintertime companion hike to last week's Kenai River Gorge Trail is the nearby Hidden Creek Trail, which is 1.5 miles and gradually drops 500 feet from the trailhead near the eastern end of the Skilak Lake Road to the edge of Skilak Lake.

Homer artist inspired by works of others

November 30th 3:26 pm

For as long as she can remember, local fiber artist Linda Skelton has been creating fun and functional works of art.

Heather Lynn Pancratz

November 30th 3:25 pm

Heather Lynn Pancratz, 54, passed away Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at Kachemak Way Assisted Living in Homer.

Deidre McCombs

November 30th 3:24 pm

Longtime Ninilchik resident, Deidre McCombs, 63, died Nov. 22, 2017, at her home in Ninilchik. Private services were held at her home.

Marketing campaign pushes farmed salmon

November 30th 3:22 pm

Economist says importance of supporting sustainable fisheries is lost in company's farmed-fish message

Homer Library offers fun, educational opportunities

November 30th 3:21 pm

To current and future lovers of the library, here are some of the many noteworthy activities available to you that you may not already be aware of. All of them are free with a library card at our beautiful Homer Public Library.

Youth committed to using art, faith to inspire others

November 30th 3:18 pm

Homer youth Lauren Jones has been painting and drawing since she was very young. She graduated from Homer High School earlier this year and is busy expanding her creativity from a hobby to a business. This year will be her first time as a vendor at the local [...]

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