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Students learn about salmon through annual life cycle program

Sometimes it’s nice to go back to where it all begins. At least that’s what several lower Kenai Peninsula elementary school kids did last week… Continue reading

Mariners near end of season with awards, many firsts for team

Had you asked a Homer Mariners football fan this time last year what the team’s chances of going to the state playoffs were, you might… Continue reading

Water billing mistake prompts new city policy

The discovery of a city water account that was under-billed for more than a decade has prompted a policy to deal with billing errors as… Continue reading

Homer residents get new program, place to exercise with SPH physicians

Dozens of residents young and old traded their boots for sneakers this past weekend for Homer’s inaugural Walk with a Doc event, a localization of… Continue reading

Lord, Venuti sworn in to replace Lewis, Reynolds on council

The end of an era for two Homer City Council members Monday night was the beginning of a new adventure for a different pair as… Continue reading

Best Bets

As short as our Alaskan summer may be, it still seems to be enough to embolden us and lull us into a pattern of traveling… Continue reading

Mariners defeat Ben Eielson High School, will head to state championship game

It’s a year of firsts for the Homer Mariners. After clinching their first ever Division III Peninsula Conference title last month, the team rose to… Continue reading

Canvass board certifies election; Lord passes Venuti for most votes

With all votes officially counted, results have remained the same after Tuesday’s municipal election, with Caroline Venuti and Rachel Lord receiving the most votes for… Continue reading

Weekly high school sports highlights

Upcoming events Homer High School Volleyball — The Mariners varsity volleyball team will play Friday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 7 in the Grace Tourney… Continue reading

Mariners roll over Cougars, celebrate seniors and conference title

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the name of the school Homer played when they won the conference title, Joe Redington. The… Continue reading

Homer’s Autumn Daigle wins state cross-country championship race

Saturday was a great day for young Homer runners, but it was especially sweet for sophomore Autumn Daigle, who claimed first place for the Division… Continue reading

Council votes not to extend borough-level tax exemption to disabled veterans to Homer

After considering a move that would have granted a few disabled veterans an increased exemption on their property taxes, the Homer City Council decided against… Continue reading

Council gives first pot shop green light

The Homer City Council gave the green light to what will likely be the first marijuana retail store within the city’s limits. The council, through… Continue reading

Mike Illg looks forward to another year on the Board of Education

After getting a taste of the Kenai Peninsula School District Board of Education with a partial term, member Mike Illg of Homer will get to… Continue reading

Kelly Cooper looks ahead to next term, service after assembly

Homer’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Kelly Cooper will have smooth sailing into her next term, as she’s running unopposed to keep her seat. Cooper,… Continue reading

A conversation with Homer’s new assistant fire chief: Terry Kadel

Meet Homer’s newest assistant chief at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department: Terry Kadel. After years with the position left unfunded and vacant, the department has… Continue reading

Idaho resident wins Jackpot Halibut Derby

A lucky Idaho resident is walking away with this year’s Jackpot Halibut Derby top prize. Sam Mills, of St. Maries, caught the winning halibut which… Continue reading

Weekly high school sports highlights

Upcoming events Volleyball: The C-Team, junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams will play against Seward at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept.… Continue reading

Active runner returns to lifelong passion with Mariner Mile following accident

Those who know Saundra Hudson well would say that a mile race is nothing for the active member of the Homer running community. But after… Continue reading

Weekly high school sports highlights

Upcoming events Homer High School Cross-Country: The boys and girls teams will compete in the XCR Regions at Government Peak in Wasilla on Saturday, Sept.… Continue reading