Recent News Stories

The Homer High hockey team is off to the best start in school history. The Mariners took their undefeated 6-0 record into North Star Conference play Tuesday night, in a tough battle against the rival Soldotna Stars. 

Setting resolutions or goals for the New Year is a time-honored tradition. And shedding those extra pounds and getting into shape often makes the number one spot on lists at the start of the year.

A long-time Homer musician was killed in a four-wheeler accident Wednesday night. Fifty-three-year-old Ray Garrity died when his four-wheeler apparently flipped on a trail out East End Road.

It’s Winter Carnival time in Homer again. The four-day event kicked off with a basketball tournament at Homer High School Thursday. There are performances at the Mariner Theatre scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights and the  parade begins at noon on Saturday.

It’s been a year since a previously unknown gal from Homer, Alaska was crowned Mrs. America – the first Alaskan to win the pageant. One year later, Vicki Sarber is back to her busy – if relatively un-glamorous – life as a wife and mother.

The Sandhill Cranes are returning to the Kenai Peninsula yet again. Kachemak Crane Watch also has a new program in its third year that aims to track their population growth. 

Two proposals to modify the City of Homer’s wintertime tax holiday on non-prepared foods were narrowly defeated at Monday night’s city council meeting. But the grocery tax issue will be back for one more round.

Reactions are mixed when it comes to building a new Harbormaster’s office on the Homer Spit. Concerns mostly stem from the overall cost of building and constructing the new facility.

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