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The cover of the April 3, 1992 Homer News, the last issue before the price increased from 50 cents to 75 cents. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer News cover price, subscription rates increase

Effective with the first issue of 2019 on Jan. 3, the newsstand price of the Homer News will increase from 75 cents to $1. The… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2019
  • By Staff Report Homer News
  • NewsLocal

 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough waste transfer site in Anchor Point is on borough land proposed to be leased for subsurface oil-and-gas rights to Hilcorp. The photo was taken on Oct. 19, 2018. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
                                The Kenai Peninsula Borough waste transfer site in Anchor Point is on borough land proposed to be leased for subsurface oil-and-gas rights to Hilcorp. The photo was taken on Oct. 19, 2018. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Borough proposes oil and gas leases in Anchor Point

Update: The location for the meeting of the Anchor Point Advisory Planning Commission has been changed to the Anchor Point Senior Center at 7 p.m.… Continue reading

 

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

 

Kenai Borough Assembly member Willy Dunne, left, and Troy Jones, right, listen to a question at a forum on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, for the District 9 assembly race at the Best Western Inn, Homer, Alaska. Jones is challenging Dunne for the seat. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Dunne, Jones speak at election-eve assembly candidate forum

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly candidates Willy Dunne and Troy Jones met at noon Monday at the Best Western Bidarka Inn in the only election forum… Continue reading

Kenai Borough Assembly member Willy Dunne, left, and Troy Jones, right, listen to a question at a forum on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, for the District 9 assembly race at the Best Western Inn, Homer, Alaska. Jones is challenging Dunne for the seat. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A citizen turned in this box of about 120 syringes, shown here Sept. 19, 2018, collected behind the Homer Marine Terminal on the Homer Spit on Sept. 11 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided/Homer Volunteer Fire Department)

Box of syringes collected on Spit

An employee of North Star Terminal on Sept. 11 turned in a box of about 100 used syringes and needles found behind the barge basin… Continue reading

A citizen turned in this box of about 120 syringes, shown here Sept. 19, 2018, collected behind the Homer Marine Terminal on the Homer Spit on Sept. 11 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided/Homer Volunteer Fire Department)

Anchorage lawyer seeks permit to fill Kachemak Drive wetlands

An Anchorage lawyer once nominated by former Gov. Sarah Palin to be attorney general seeks a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to… Continue reading

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Volleyball: The Lady Mariners will play against Grace Christian School on Friday and Anchorage Christian School on Saturday. Both are away games. Cross-country:… Continue reading

Mariners lose to Monroe in close game

The football players of Monroe Catholic High School eked out a slim win over Homer High School in their bout Saturday on the Homer field.… Continue reading

Swimmers from Homer, Kenai and Soldotna take off into the water during one of many events at the Homer Quad, held Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer, Alaska. The Homer girls tied for second with Kenai. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Volleyball: The Lady Mariners will compete in the Houston Tourney on Friday and Saturday. Cross-country: The cross-country team will travel to Seward for… Continue reading

Swimmers from Homer, Kenai and Soldotna take off into the water during one of many events at the Homer Quad, held Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer, Alaska. The Homer girls tied for second with Kenai. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Members of the Homer High School football team watch from the sideline during their game against Kenai Central High School on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. The Kardinals beat the Mariners 58-6. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai football rolls over Homer in first home game

Homer high’s football team suffered a loss in the first home game of the season, ending their battle against Kenai Central High School 58-6. Junior… Continue reading

Members of the Homer High School football team watch from the sideline during their game against Kenai Central High School on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. The Kardinals beat the Mariners 58-6. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Sara Pennington, the new Homer head volleyball coach, talks to her players during a timeout in one of their games against Kenai Central High School in the Homer Jamboree, held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the high school in Homer, Alaska. Homer took third in the Jamboree. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Volleyball: The volleyball team will compete this weekend in the Shana Pritchard Tournament in Nikiski, starting at 2:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.… Continue reading

Sara Pennington, the new Homer head volleyball coach, talks to her players during a timeout in one of their games against Kenai Central High School in the Homer Jamboree, held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the high school in Homer, Alaska. Homer took third in the Jamboree. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
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                                The Homer men’s softball team Best Western poses after winning the Men’s Division D State Tournament in Anchorage. Back, from left to right: Sam Buenting, Patrick Cashman, Robert Toner, Brandon Bertsch, Danny Stanislaw, Trey Taylor and Heath Smith. Front, left to right: Phillip Jones, Doug Johnson, Joel Pietsch, Tim Hatfield, Kenny Ciccoli, Travis Smith.

Best Western win’s Men’s Division D softball tournament

The Best Western men’s softball team won the Men’s Division D State Tournament last weekend in Anchorage. Fourteen teams played from across Alaska. Homer competed… Continue reading

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                                The Homer men’s softball team Best Western poses after winning the Men’s Division D State Tournament in Anchorage. Back, from left to right: Sam Buenting, Patrick Cashman, Robert Toner, Brandon Bertsch, Danny Stanislaw, Trey Taylor and Heath Smith. Front, left to right: Phillip Jones, Doug Johnson, Joel Pietsch, Tim Hatfield, Kenny Ciccoli, Travis Smith.
Elena and Jai Badajos, of Homer. (Photo provided)

Local siblings excel in obscure disc golf championship

Brother and sister Jai and Elena Badajos of Homer traveled to Jeffersonville, Vermont to compete in the United States Junior Disc Golf Championship in early… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2018
  • By Patrick Miller For the Homer News
  • SportsLocal
Elena and Jai Badajos, of Homer. (Photo provided)

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

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)

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

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