Morin nabs Morgan title

Homer’s Chris Morin is back on top at Kenai Golf Course. From 2014 to 2016, Morin swept the two-day tournaments in Kenai — the Kenai… Continue reading

 

Justin Sumption (16) and Dawson Felde (3) come off the field celebrating with their teammates after defeating Ben Eielson High School in a playoff game Oct. 7, 2017 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners went on to lose the ASAA First National Bowl Series Division III Championship game to the Barrow Whalers. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Football: Mariners fall to Kodiak in season opener

After a whirlwind season that ultimately ended in heartbreak for the Mariners, the Homer football team is debuting with an entirely new look and feel,… Continue reading

 

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General announcements Please contact staff to report problems, file complaints, or compliments at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email: eric.clarke@alaska.gov or jason.okuly@alaska.gov. Advisory: Trails in Kachemak Bay… Continue reading

 

Reeling ‘em in:

Last Saturday the Nick Dudiak Lagoon was opened to snagging at noon and the weather was perfect for it. The coho cruising around inside were… Continue reading

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Volleyball: The Homer Jamboree starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Alice Witte Gymnasium. Cross-country: The boys and girls cross-country teams will… Continue reading

Run, Pete, run! Ohio man to run transcontinental route from Anchor Point to Florida.

Like a scene out of the film “Forrest Gump,” Ohio runner Pete Kostelnick will be running across America because it’s what he loves, and he… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General announcements Please contact park staff to report problem or file complaints at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email eric.clarke@alaska.gov or jason.okuly@alaska.gov. Advisory: Trails in Kachemak Bay… Continue reading

Reeling ‘em in: Wear your PFD and learn to swim

I’ve been asked several times if I can recollect landing my first fish. Nope, although I vividly recall the procedures that I had to go… Continue reading

Reeling ‘em in: Experiment to catch wily silvers

Now that the silvers are running into each other and showing off at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon, I’ve received a plethora (big bunch) of… Continue reading

Reeling ‘em in: Silvers being snobby at the hole

I dropped in on my favorite fishing spot inside the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon to pick up a couple of silvers for the bar-b last… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

General announcements Please report problems, file complaints, or compliments at 907-235-7024 or 907-262-5581. Email: eric.clarke@alaska.gov and jason.okuly@alaska.gov Advisory: Trails in Kachemak Bay State Park are… Continue reading

Fall sports announcements

Below is a list of practice times and contact information for fall sports in the 2018-19 Mariner season. The first step for parents is to… Continue reading

Kids let loose with their parents in annual Mud Games

When Homer gets hot, Homerites get muddy. Families turned out by the dozens on Sunday to escape the heat and sun by frolicking in a… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay State Park Trails report

General announcements Please contact Kachemak Bay State Park to report problems and file complaints, or compliments, at 907-235-7024, or 907-262-5581. Email: eric.clarke@alaska.gov and jason.okuly@alaska.gov Advisory:… Continue reading

Nick Varney.

Reeling ‘em in: Spiny dogfish are deserving of contempt

I received some inquiries about my recent social slights concerning those sweet little spiny dogfish (small sharks) that are pulverizing the bait presentations of some… Continue reading

Nick Varney.

Chariots of Fur 5K enters third year, benefits Homer Animal Friends

Dogs, and their humans, of all shapes and sizes took to the sand last Saturday for the third annual Chariots of Fur 5K at Mariner… Continue reading

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                                Bevilyn Wright, right, of Dalhart, Texas, stands next to her 194-pound halibut with Capt. Jared Berg, left.

194-pound halibut leads derby

A 194-pound halibut caught by Bevilyn Wright of Dalhart, Texas, leads the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Wright caught the barn door while fishing with Capt.… Continue reading

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                                Bevilyn Wright, right, of Dalhart, Texas, stands next to her 194-pound halibut with Capt. Jared Berg, left.

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

Overall conditions: Majority of trails are very brushy in sub-alpine and trail locations can be hard to follow in alpine areas. Look for chainsaw cuts… Continue reading

A novice competitor prepares to throw a braemar stone during the Kachemak Bay Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Karen Hornaday Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Annual highland games a show of strength and culture

Locals and sassenachs alike descended upon Homer last weekend for the Eighth Annual Kachemak Bay Scottish HighlandGames, and the kilted competitors did not disappoint.

A novice competitor prepares to throw a braemar stone during the Kachemak Bay Scottish Highland Games on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Karen Hornaday Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Ultimate frisbee teams compete on June 25, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Mira Klein)

Ultimate frisbee fills niche in Homer

Even though school fall sports practices don’t start until August, Monday and Thursday nights are already buzzing at the Homer High School turf field. At… Continue reading

Ultimate frisbee teams compete on June 25, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Mira Klein)