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  1. Widespread support grows for victims of Christmas day wreckRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2014 | Homer News

    Prayers, cards, videos and an outpouring of financial support from acquaintances and strangers are helping boost the spirits of 11-year-old Angelica Mae Haakenson and her mother, Mathany C. Satterwhite, 29, of Anchor Point. The mother and daughter are in Providence Hospital in Anchorage recovering from injuries sustained in a Christmas day three-vehicle wreck on the Sterling Highway.

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  2. Lack of snow frustrates skiersRead the original story

    Dec 24, 2014 | Homer News

    Last Thursday's scheduled Candy Cane ski meet in Soldotna was canceled due to lack of snow, bringing the season total up to four consecutive cancellations or alterations in competition for the Mariners. Despite the disappointing conditions, the Mariners have been staying energized about their sport by getting outside in other ways.

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  3. Hockey season ends with overtime tieRead the original story

    Dec 24, 2014 | Homer News

    It may be the holiday season, but both the Soldotna and Homer hockey teams were not in a giving mood Friday in Northstar Conference action at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. The two squads, who had played three times previously this season with SoHi winning twice, played to a scoreless draw.

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  4. Mariner hockey competes at Big Lake TournamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | Homer News

    The Homer Mariners headed north once again for games Dec. 11-13 in the Big Lake Lions Classic Hockey Tournament. Stepping it up, the Mariners won two out of three games.

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  5. Mariners lose battle to Kards, 2-1Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Homer News

    The Homer Mariner co-op hockey team was on home ice Tuesday, playing the Kenai Kardinals at the Kevin Bell Arena. The fast-paced game ended in a 2-1 win for the Kards, with the Mariners outshooting the Kardinals 29-17.

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  6. Freshmen skiers lead Mariners at TsalteshiRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | Homer News

    The Mariner cross country ski team competed in their first race of the season last Saturday at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna. Last week's discouraging wet weather caused the race, which was originally scheduled to be held above Homer at the Lookout Trails on Ohlson Mountain Road, to be moved farther north.

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  7. Robo teams go wild with awardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Homer News

    The southern Kenai Peninsula did themselves proud at the First Lego League competition at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna on Saturday. The West Homer Elementary School Brick Heads won best robot design and the WHES Squirrels in Space were in first place for the robot missions going into round three, but were beat in the last round by another Homer team, Your Mama's Llamas, a combination of former WHES students coached by Arthur Kettle and Paul Rauch: Homer High School freshmen Ben Kettle and Doug Dean, Homer Middle School student Ali McCarron; and home-school student Caleb Rauch.

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  8. Grocery tax relief on 2015 ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Homer News

    A petition that aims to rescind a Kenai Peninsula Borough grocery tax ordinance has been certified and will be put on the October 2015 ballot. Proposition 1 seeks to repeal a 2008 borough ordinance that authorized general law cities in the borough to collect 3 percent sales taxes on non-prepared foods during the wintertime.

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  9. Alaska Communications stops wireless serviceRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | Homer News

    Alaska Communications has announced a deal to sell its wireless assets to another Alaska-based company, General Communications, Inc. , for $300 million. GCI will receive Alaska Communications' base of approximately 109,000 wireless customers and its 33 percent ownership of the Alaska Wireless Network, LLC. ACS wireless customers do not presently need to take action, and will not see immediate changes, according to an ACS media release.

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  10. Wrestlers end regular season at KenaiRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | Homer News

    The Mariners wrestling team traveled to Kenai for the Luke Spruill Memorial Tourney on Nov. 25. Nikiski, Soldotna and host team Kenai were present. Mariner Sean Blaine beat Austin Ozburn of Nikiski to earn a championship at 98 pounds.

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  11. Lack of snow forces Mariner Ski Invite to move to TsalteshiRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | Homer News

    The several inches of snow that fell last weekend at higher elevations above Homer were not sufficient for the Mariner Cross-Country Ski Team to host their Homer Invite as planned this Friday and Saturday. "The race has been canceled in Homer as far as we know, and moved to Soldotna," said Mariner Head Coach Alan Parks, on Tuesday.

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  12. New downtown shop is specializing in colorful whimsy true to its nameRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | Homer News

    Oodalolly, the new home decor store that opened just over three weeks ago in the space where Blackbeary Bog used to be, is a new twist on the old classic. Decorative star lights glisten in the windows, bookshelves are laden with colorful trinkets, and tastefully arranged placards and clusters of glass balls adorn the walls.

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  13. Nutcracker Ballet opens SaturdayRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2014 | Homer News

    The 26th annual Nutcracker Ballet opens for a two-weekend run this Saturday. Over the years the Homer production has interpreted the music of Tchaikovsky's ballet and the original Nutcracker fairy tale with themes like an alternate Steampunk reality to a castle of cards.

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  14. Mariners take second in End of Road ShootoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Homer News

    Mariner Dawson Roberts,19, described by Head Coach John Carlin as an "excellent defenseman," keeps a close eye on his opponent during Saturday's game against the SoHi Stars. Four teams and six games kept the Kevin Bell Arena hopping with hockey action for the End of the Road Shootout, Nov. 20-22.

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  15. Kachemak Kings slip by Soldotna Silver SalmonRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | Homer News

    The Kachemak Swim Club Kings outswam Soldotna to win the Turkey Time Invitational 504 to 408 points during Friday-Saturday competition at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center. Third place was secured by the Peninsula Piranhas with 149 points.

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  16. Mariner skiers waiting, eager for snowRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Homer News

    As a serious snow dump looms tantalizingly close on the horizon, the Mariner ski team is geared up and ready for it. The team, which practices as a co-ed group of more than 20 members, has entered their fourth week of dry-land practice, and is looking ahead to their upcoming races.

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  17. Poetry helps woman move toward healingRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | Homer News

    In the March 19, 2014, edition of the Homer News, a local woman submitted a couple of poems with the following words: "I am sharing in hopes of encouraging anyone who is suffering in silence to tell someone. With help you can find the light switch and even turn it on."

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  18. Mariner skiers waiting, eager for snowRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Homer News

    As a serious snow dump looms tantalizingly close on the horizon, the Mariner ski team is geared up and ready for it. The team, which practices as a co-ed group of more than 20 members, has entered their fourth week of dry-land practice, and is looking ahead to their upcoming races.

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  19. Kachemak Kings slip by Soldotna Silver SalmonRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | Homer News

    The Kachemak Swim Club Kings outswam Soldotna to win the Turkey Time Invitational 504 to 408 points during Friday-Saturday competition at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center. Third place was secured by the Peninsula Piranhas with 149 points.

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  20. Mariners take second in End of Road ShootoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Homer News

    Four teams and six games kept the Kevin Bell Arena hopping with hockey action for the End of the Road Shootout, Nov. 20-22. Homer was host to the Soldotna Stars, Bartlett Golden Bears and Houston Hawks.

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