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Wrestling season kicks off with fundraiser; Mariner team boasts lots of sibling strength

This season the Mariner wrestling team looks to improve upon it seventh place team finish at State last year.  Returning State place winners juniors Timmy… Continue reading

 

Cherie Jean Wall

Cherie Jean Wall was born Sept. 17, 2015, at home to Nicole and Colter Wall with Rite of Passage Midwifery assisting. She weighed 9 pounds,… Continue reading

 

A group of U.S. Coast Guard wives wait at the Pioneer Dock on Thursday to greet their husbands after a four-month deployment on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory. From left to right are Melissa Parker, Nicole Ziemba, Kaitlyn Burns, Emily Davis, Lyndsay McGarran, Carly Robinson, Madison Russell and Laura Hupp.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
A group of U.S. Coast Guard wives wait at the Pioneer Dock on Thursday to greet their husbands after a four-month deployment on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory. From left to right are Melissa Parker, Nicole Ziemba, Kaitlyn Burns, Emily Davis, Lyndsay McGarran, Carly Robinson, Madison Russell and Laura Hupp.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Kids wave from the back of a pickup truck for the Ocean Shores Motel float.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Kids wave from the back of a pickup truck for the Ocean Shores Motel float.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
The Team of Coop’s Pan Can Warriors pose by their tent. From left to right are Bob Dennis, Kelly Cooper, Beverly Johnson, Nancy Branch, Paula Dennis, Jessica Jones, Veronica Weiters and Gage Dillon.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
The Team of Coop’s Pan Can Warriors pose by their tent. From left to right are Bob Dennis, Kelly Cooper, Beverly Johnson, Nancy Branch, Paula Dennis, Jessica Jones, Veronica Weiters and Gage Dillon.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
As of earlier this week, Michael Simonsen remained the leader in Homer’s Jackpot Halibut Derby with the 137.2-pound halibut he hauled in May 23. Simonsen was fishing aboard the Obsession with Capt. Richard Baltzer of North Country Charters. The winner of the June 15 released fish drawing is Trevyn Day, who won $500 for releasing a halibut longer than 48 inches.-Photo provided
As of earlier this week, Michael Simonsen remained the leader in Homer’s Jackpot Halibut Derby with the 137.2-pound halibut he hauled in May 23. Simonsen was fishing aboard the Obsession with Capt. Richard Baltzer of North Country Charters. The winner of the June 15 released fish drawing is Trevyn Day, who won $500 for releasing a halibut longer than 48 inches.-Photo provided
Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins, left, holds down the line after a sail was raised at the ceremonial opening of the new Harbor Office last Thursday. Helping him from left to right are Port and Harbor Commissioner Michael Stockburger, Homer City council member Bryan Zak, Port and Harbor Commissioner Catherine Ulmer, former council member Barbara Howard and Homer Mayor Beth Wythe. Hawkins said he chose raising a sail instead of a ribbon cutting in keeping with the harbor theme.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins, left, holds down the line after a sail was raised at the ceremonial opening of the new Harbor Office last Thursday. Helping him from left to right are Port and Harbor Commissioner Michael Stockburger, Homer City council member Bryan Zak, Port and Harbor Commissioner Catherine Ulmer, former council member Barbara Howard and Homer Mayor Beth Wythe. Hawkins said he chose raising a sail instead of a ribbon cutting in keeping with the harbor theme.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
King Harald V poses for a photograph on the stern of the Rainbow Connection as it travels through Kachemak Bay on Tuesday morning.-Photo by Michael Armstrong; Homer News

Royalty among us

His Majesty King Harald V of Norway visited Homer and Kachemak Bay on Tuesday as part of his visit to Alaska. An enthusiastic crowd of… Continue reading

King Harald V poses for a photograph on the stern of the Rainbow Connection as it travels through Kachemak Bay on Tuesday morning.-Photo by Michael Armstrong; Homer News

Free business workshop planned for June 4

A workshop on starting a business will be held from 10 a.m. to noon June 4 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. The workshop is… Continue reading

Each Homer High faculty member nominates one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families were invited to an April 22 celebration catered by the HHS Culinary Arts class. Fourth quarter winners are, from left, Molly Mitchell nominated by Mr. Campbell; Camai Bass nominated by Mrs. Felice; Michael Romanko nominated by Ms. Roberts; Johanna Allen nominated by Mr. Wyatt; Kaitlyn Baxter nominated by Mrs. Lowe; Dawson Felde nominated by Mr. Perk; and Ralph Mitchell nominated by Mr. Kloepfer.-Photo Provided
Each Homer High faculty member nominates one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families were invited to an April 22 celebration catered by the HHS Culinary Arts class. Fourth quarter winners are, from left, Molly Mitchell nominated by Mr. Campbell; Camai Bass nominated by Mrs. Felice; Michael Romanko nominated by Ms. Roberts; Johanna Allen nominated by Mr. Wyatt; Kaitlyn Baxter nominated by Mrs. Lowe; Dawson Felde nominated by Mr. Perk; and Ralph Mitchell nominated by Mr. Kloepfer.-Photo Provided
Homer artist Dan Coe, above, finishes a painting he did during a First Friday “paint in” on the back deck of the Homer Elks Lodge. At right, Coe starts his work. Organizers plan to have an artist every First Friday create an original work at the lodge. -Photos by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Homer artist Dan Coe, above, finishes a painting he did during a First Friday “paint in” on the back deck of the Homer Elks Lodge. At right, Coe starts his work. Organizers plan to have an artist every First Friday create an original work at the lodge. -Photos by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Crocuses have started to bloom around town, as seen in these flowers at the Homer Electric Association boxes.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Crocuses have started to bloom around town, as seen in these flowers at the Homer Electric Association boxes.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
The Kevin Bell Mites take to the ice Sunday during Kevin Bell Day. Bell, who died in 2008, was a driving force behind Homer hockey.-Photo by Aaron Carpenter, Homer News
The Kevin Bell Mites take to the ice Sunday during Kevin Bell Day. Bell, who died in 2008, was a driving force behind Homer hockey.-Photo by Aaron Carpenter, Homer News
From left to right, Chelsa Johnson of Homer, Mike Olsen of Kodiak and Raymond Tepp of Kenai hold up their winning king salmon. Olsen won first place with a prize of $27,762 for a 30.40-pound fish, Johnson won second place with a prize of $18,508 for a 28.60-pound fish and Tepp won third place with a prize of $14,542 for a 26.50-pound fish. Tepp won first place in 2014, and wears the NOMAR champion vest. He presented Olsen with this year’s vest. A record 1,321 anglers fished. For complete story, go to Homer News.com.-Photo by Aaron Carpenter, Homer News

Kodiak fisherman wins winter king tournament

Fishing by himself at an undisclosed location he described as “out in the water,” Kodiak fisherman Mike Olsen pulled in 30.40-pound winter king on his… Continue reading

From left to right, Chelsa Johnson of Homer, Mike Olsen of Kodiak and Raymond Tepp of Kenai hold up their winning king salmon. Olsen won first place with a prize of $27,762 for a 30.40-pound fish, Johnson won second place with a prize of $18,508 for a 28.60-pound fish and Tepp won third place with a prize of $14,542 for a 26.50-pound fish. Tepp won first place in 2014, and wears the NOMAR champion vest. He presented Olsen with this year’s vest. A record 1,321 anglers fished. For complete story, go to Homer News.com.-Photo by Aaron Carpenter, Homer News

Trees are gone

The city has cut down my trees. I hope they are happy.   Kim Koppen… Continue reading

Misplaced priority on qualifications

Groovy job, council and mayor. I just gotta agree with you: Eloquence should definitely be the No. 1 priority when considering the selection of a… Continue reading

Bundled up against a chilly wind, Morgan and Quinn Kelly have bags in hand to collect candy during last Saturday morning’s Anchor Point Snow Rondi parade. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
Bundled up against a chilly wind, Morgan and Quinn Kelly have bags in hand to collect candy during last Saturday morning’s Anchor Point Snow Rondi parade. -Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, far left, poses with past and current Kachemak Emergency Services board members at an open house Jan. 31 for the new Diamond Ridge Fire Station. From left to right are Navarre, Dave Bachrach, Pat Johnson, Milli Martin, KES Chief Bob Cicciarella, Matt Schneyer and Jeff Middleton.
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, far left, poses with past and current Kachemak Emergency Services board members at an open house Jan. 31 for the new Diamond Ridge Fire Station. From left to right are Navarre, Dave Bachrach, Pat Johnson, Milli Martin, KES Chief Bob Cicciarella, Matt Schneyer and Jeff Middleton.
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