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Homer may extend borough tax exemption to local disabled vets

Disabled veterans and those they leave behind may soon be added to the list of people in Homer who can get greater property tax exemptions.… Continue reading

Mariners roll over Bulldogs in homecoming victory, continue winning streak

It was a happy homecoming indeed this past weekend for the Homer Mariners varsity football team, as the players rolled over the Nikiski Bulldogs to… Continue reading

Zaya McKinley Robinson

Zaya McKinley Robinson was born at 11:41 p.m. Sept. 8, 2017, at Homer Birth and Wellness Center to Staraya McKinstry-Robinson and Clay Robinson. She weighed… Continue reading

Homer Doc Fest returns with films that seek to enlighten

Next week, Homer film buffs will escape reality for an hour or two during the weeklong 14th annual Homer Documentary Festival, but organizer Jamie Sutton… Continue reading

Ketter makes second run at city council

Kimberly Ketter is making her second run at the Homer City Council in two years. A transplant from Pennsylvania in 2015, Ketter ran in last… Continue reading

Dwayne Nustvold Jr: Capitalize on potential

While Dwayne Nustvold Jr. technically became a city resident in May 2016, he’s no stranger to Homer and its surrounding areas, and hopes to leave… Continue reading

Caroline Venuti one of several on docket for city council

Should lifelong Alaskan and Homer City Council candidate Caroline Venuti be voted into office, she hopes to use her experience from a career in education… Continue reading

Council declines to reconsider resolution addressing recall standards

The Homer City Council has reaffirmed its wish to ask the Alaska Legislature to reevaluate the standards for recalling city officials, an issue that arose… Continue reading

Homer girls, boys nab second in borough cross country championships

Not even the strong, biting wind that rolled through the Lookout Mountain Trails on Tuesday afternoon could blow the Homer cross-country runners off course, as… Continue reading

Weekly high school sports highlights

Upcoming events Cross Country will participate in time trials on the Homer Spit on Saturday, Sept. 16. Volleyball: Varsity volleyball plays Tuesday, Sept. 19 at… Continue reading

Paul Banks students help transplant trees

Some young Paul Banks Elementary students got a bit dirty in the name of public service last week when they helped spruce up some recently-constructed… Continue reading

Keep Cannabis Legal makes rounds in Homer ahead of vote

Members of the Keep Cannabis Legal campaign are making the rounds ahead of the Oct. 3 general election. Proposition 1 on the ballot would outlaw… Continue reading

Homer population, business sales up in 2016

Editor's note: This article has been updated to clarify that population and business sales in Homer rose in 2016. Homer’s population and gross business sales… Continue reading

Homer hockey player to hone skills in Canada academy

Though Mychaela Pitta is only 17, she’s been playing hockey for the majority of her life. She hopped on a pair of skates when she… Continue reading

Locals, travelers tough it out in Homer Mariner Triathlon

Athletes from near and very far battled blustery wind and brutal hills during Saturday’s 17th annual Homer Mariner Triathlon. A total of 105 competitors racing… Continue reading

Weekly high school sports highlights

Upcoming events Homer Broomball is starting up. This is open to anyone and everyone who plays or wants to learn more. There will be an… Continue reading

Homer chef to represent Alaska and “iconic” state dish at national event

Move over kings, sockeyes and pinks — there’s a new iconic Alaska food in town. Rather than everyone’s favorite omega-3-packed fish, or the time-honored king… Continue reading

Local man retires after years of service

If shoppers frequent Safeway regularly, chances are they’ve seen or met Terry Elliott. The Homer resident has worked there since about 1989, said Independent Living… Continue reading

Homer claims second win over Valdez

The Homer High School varsity football team brought its standings up to 2-1 over the weekend, victorious over Valdez High School. The Mariners topped the… Continue reading