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November 16th 1:11 pm

Clifton Roger Bennett On Nov. 4, 2017, Clifton Roger Bennett, age 98, passed away peacefully with family by his side. He was born in Meeteetse, Wyo. on March 7, 1919, to Miles William Bennett and Dorothy Siebert Bennett. His siblings included William, Louise [...]

Mariners skate to 2nd at Palmer Showdown

November 16th 1:10 pm

The Homer High School Mariners turned more than a few heads on the ice this weekend, grinding out a 3-0 record and a second-place finish at the Palmer Hockey Showdown at the MTA Events Center in Palmer.

Grace, Nikiski volleyball teams fall short in title bid

November 16th 1:09 pm

The Grace Christian Grizzlies and Nikiski Lady Bulldogs came up short in their bid to bring the state volleyball title to the Southcentral Conference this past weekend. Both teams suffered tough losses at the Class 3A ASAA/First National Bank Alaska State [...]

Mariners grab second at Peninsula Duals

November 16th 1:08 pm

The Homer High School wrestling team turned in another solid outing this past weekend by working its way to a second-place finish in the team standings at the 2017 Peninsula Duals in Nikiski.

Explore Exit Glacier in the solitude of winter

November 16th 1:06 pm

During the late fall and winter, the Exit Glacier road out of Seward is closed and automobile-free, offering a variety of adventure opportunities via bicycle, skis, snowmachine or dog sled.

Local youth helps students have voice in community

November 16th 1:05 pm

When Homer High School sophomore, Marina Greear sees a challenge, she faces it head on.

Report shows fewer fishing jobs in Alaska

November 16th 1:03 pm

Fewer men and women went out fishing in Alaska last year in a familiar cycle that reflects the vagaries of Mother Nature.

Birth announcements

November 16th 12:59 pm

Ophelia Rain Chapple Ophelia Rain Chapple was born in water at 4:29 p.m. Oct. 9, 2017, to Oceana Audett-Chapple and J.C. Chapple at their home in Boulder, Colo. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20.5 inches. She is welcomed by her brother J.J. [...]

Mburu to meet with students, community members

November 16th 12:58 pm

Chris Mburu, an international human rights lawyer who currently serves with the United Nations as a Senior Human Rights Advisor, will be visiting the Kenai, Ninilchik, and Port Graham schools this week, according to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School [...]

Homer Public Library to hold TELLABRATION this Saturday

November 16th 12:57 pm

The Homer Public Library will participate in Homer's second TELLABRATION this Saturday.

Conservation group to host discussion about climate

November 16th 12:56 pm

Members of the Kachemak Bay Conservation Society will try and bring the need for society to address the effects of climate change on Alaska, as well as the world, during a special meeting on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

New executives energize Chamber of Commerce

November 16th 12:53 pm

Homer's Chamber of Commerce is unique, according to new Executive Director Debbie Speakman. "A chamber and visitor center are not usually combined.

Fasulo, Mariners continue impressive run at ASC

November 9th 10:00 am

Luciano Fasulo might not be a household name in wrestling yet, but odds are, he will be before much longer.

M's open season with 1-2 mark in Anchorage

November 9th 9:59 am

Homer High School head coach Chance Rockett wasn't overly disappointed with his team's 1-2 record during their season-opening road trip to the Ben Boeke Arena in Anchorage. The team did face three Class 4A programs, and did have their chances at winning all [...]

Lady M's shatter 3 records at state meet

November 9th 9:57 am

The Homer Lady Mariners didn't just make a splash at the ASAA State Swimming and Diving Championships this past weekend in Palmer. They made several of them.

Joanne Rogers

November 9th 9:55 am

Joanne Rogers, 84, passed away on Oct. 25, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. Joanne was born in Cashmere, Wash., in 1933. Her education as a teacher and her natural sense of adventure took her to teaching assignments in Germany and the states of Washington and Alaska. [...]

Fresh seafood? Group touts benefits of freezing

November 9th 9:52 am

Alaskans pull home packs of fish from their freezers all year round and know it will cook up nutritious and delicious. Yet there is still a perception that fresh seafood is always better than frozen.

Opinion: Leadership team takes crucial role in future of state climate-change policy

November 9th 9:51 am

Tourists and Alaskans alike know that my hometown, Homer, sits at the end of the Kenai Peninsula, overlooking Kachemak Bay. But they may not be familiar with a small cove across the Bay that's been in my family since the 1940s.

Opinion: The joys of winter bike commuting

November 9th 9:50 am

Bright lights from an approaching vehicle cast a long shadow ahead of me. I was atop my bicycle on an icy road; the light grew brighter and my shadow more defined. I felt apprehension as the vehicle advanced from behind, at full speed. With no shoulder to [...]

Adventurous lifestyle calls couple to Alaska and beyond

November 9th 9:48 am

Less than a month after taking a two-week vacation through Arizona's national parks, Danielle Watson and her husband, Brian sold their boat, rented their house out and bought a truck and camper. Their plan was to spend two years visiting all of the national [...]

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