After several years of uncertainty over its long-time home in the HERC building, the Homer Boys and Girls Club is shutting its doors and laying off employees. Officials say the club will be closed after the school year ends next week.
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The skeleton of a gray whale that washed up on the shore of Halibut Cove in 1999 was recently moved into the lobby of the Pratt Museum in Homer and is currently being assembled to feature in a new exhibit.
Skaters from across the state were in Nikiski over the weekend for the Heroes versus Villains roller derby mixer. Some players donned costumes and played as their favorite good or bad guy. Kenai’s own Far North Derby Dollz hosted the event, which is now in its second year.
Business and property owners in Homer’s Old Town neighborhood are considering ways to make the area more unified and walkable. Bunnell Street Art Gallery is leading the charge to play up the neighborhood’s culture.
The Homer High School hockey team won all four of its games at the three-day End of the Road Shootout in Homer to win its home-ice tournament. The Peninsula Clarion reports that the undefeated Mariners are now 6-0 overall.
There are hundreds of students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District who go to school every day, but might not know where they will be sleeping that night. The district runs a program called Students in Transition to help.
After hearing more than 100 public comments about proposed changes to the Borough’s anadromous habitat protection ordinance, the Assembly was able to get in a vote on one of two proposals on the agenda before adjourning at its midnight deadline.
Homer wrestling legend Steve Wolfe is now a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Wolfe is a former coach at all levels of wrestling in Homer, including the Popeye youth wrestling club and Homer and Voznesenka High Schools.