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.

Since mid-April, Sandhill Cranes have been returning to Homer from California’s Sacramento Valley, where they spend the winter. Their arrival is eagerly anticipated by local crane enthusiasts, many of whom get to know these birds in a special way.

Beau Burgess has won a seat on the Homer Council, defeating challenger James Dolma by just 43 votes. Burgess was appointed to the council earlier this year following the resignation of former council member Kevin Hogan.

Fans of raw milk might want to be on the lookout for signs of bacterial infection. Four cases of Campylobacter infection have popped up on the Kenai Peninsula and state epidemiologists are tracing to the use of raw milk.

As of Friday morning, the Funny River fire had grown to just over 67,000 acres. Officials with the Alaska Interagency Incident Management team said good progress was made Thursday containing the northeast section of the fire.

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