Megan Pacer

Lady Mariners take fourth at 3A state volleyball championships

In their first appearance at the Class 3A state volleyball championship since 2015, the Homer volleyball team came away in fourth place with a 2-2… Continue reading

 

Kevin Bell Arena, shown here on Nov. 14, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hockey launches into season with Palmer Showdown

Homer’s hockey team came out of the Palmer Hockey Showdown with a 1-2 showing last weekend at the MTA Events Center. The team started off… Continue reading

 

Photos: Veterans Day

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Homer wrestlers take fourth in Anchorage invite

Homer’s wrestling team nabbed fourth place at the ACS Denali Auto Glass Invite on Saturday at Anchorage Christian Schools. The Bethel Warriors won the event… Continue reading

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                                Sarah Vance smiles at a GOP victory party Tuesday at Land’s End.

Election: Vance defeats Seaton, Dunleavy poised to be governor

Alaskans spoke Tuesday night, and they said they wanted Republican Mike Dunleavy for their next governor. Voters in Alaska House District 31 also chose political… Continue reading

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                                Sarah Vance smiles at a GOP victory party Tuesday at Land’s End.
Port Graham resident Ryan Meganack’s makeshift camp, about 400 feet from his mother’s home in the village across Kachemak Bay from Homer, where he was found and arrested in Dec. 2016. (Photo courtesy U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska)

Port Graham man sentenced for faking own death, causing expensive search response

A man who faked his own death in 2016 to avoid a court appearance and triggered an expensive and needless search and rescue operation has… Continue reading

Port Graham resident Ryan Meganack’s makeshift camp, about 400 feet from his mother’s home in the village across Kachemak Bay from Homer, where he was found and arrested in Dec. 2016. (Photo courtesy U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska)

Photos: Rotary Health Fair

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Grace Christian’s Andrew Beveridge struggles to get away from Homer’s Wayne Newman during a dual meet between the two schools Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Grace Christian wrestlers top Homer in dual meet

Homer wrestlers suffered a loss last Thursday to the Grace Christian Grizzlies during a dual meet, before moving on to the Top Dog Invite at… Continue reading

Grace Christian’s Andrew Beveridge struggles to get away from Homer’s Wayne Newman during a dual meet between the two schools Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer sophomore Marina Carroll watches as teammate Kelli Bishop sends the ball into Nikiski’s court Tuesday night at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer earns spot at volleyball state championships

After a season of growth and a third-place finish at last week’s Southcentral Conference volleyball tournament in Anchorage, the Homer volleyball team is headed to… Continue reading

Homer sophomore Marina Carroll watches as teammate Kelli Bishop sends the ball into Nikiski’s court Tuesday night at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer residents cast their votes in the 2018 midterm election Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Election result updates

The following are preliminary results for the 2018 midterm election, as reported by the Alaska Division of Elections. 11:15 p.m. Update: Governor/Lt. Governor (D) Begich/Call:… Continue reading

Homer residents cast their votes in the 2018 midterm election Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Area residents mingle and talk while waiting for a candidate forum to start Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. The two candidates for the Alaska House of Representatives District 31 seat, Rep. Paul Seaton and Sarah Vance, responded to questions from the audience. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sarah Vance, Paul Seaton face off at candidate forum

As the November General Election draws nearer next Tuesday, Nov. 6, local candidates are ramping up their public appearances and campaign spending. Alaska House of… Continue reading

Area residents mingle and talk while waiting for a candidate forum to start Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at the Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. The two candidates for the Alaska House of Representatives District 31 seat, Rep. Paul Seaton and Sarah Vance, responded to questions from the audience. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer Middle named National Blue Ribbon School

One local school was recently held out as a national example with two other Alaska schools as the recipient of the National Blue Ribbon School… Continue reading

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Volleyball: The Lady Mariners will face off against Kenai Central High School in an away game at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Friday. They move… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Amanda Wylie inches closer to pinning Voznesenka wrestler Antonin Murachev during a Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 dual match between their two schools at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer wrestling wins Round Robin Rumble

Homer’s wrestling team proved its power over the weekend by taking the top spot in its own hosted event, the Round Robin Rumble. Held Saturday… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Amanda Wylie inches closer to pinning Voznesenka wrestler Antonin Murachev during a Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 dual match between their two schools at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Students from Fireweed Academy listen to a presentation during an Oct. 8, 2018 field trip to the Homer Courthouse in Homer, Alaska. There, the learned more about the law, law enforcement and the inner workings of the court. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Fireweed students get a look at local court system

Fireweed Academy students headed back to their classrooms with a lot more knowledge of their local court system after a field trip to the Homer… Continue reading

Students from Fireweed Academy listen to a presentation during an Oct. 8, 2018 field trip to the Homer Courthouse in Homer, Alaska. There, the learned more about the law, law enforcement and the inner workings of the court. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Movie lovers wait outside of Barb’s Video and DVD before it opens Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Saturday was the first day of a sale of the Barb’s merchandise. The business will officially close on Oct. 31. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Photos: Film frenzy

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Movie lovers wait outside of Barb’s Video and DVD before it opens Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Saturday was the first day of a sale of the Barb’s merchandise. The business will officially close on Oct. 31. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Daisy Lee Anderson Bitter accepts the 2018 Land at Heart Award from the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 during the Open Spaces and Wild Places Gala at Wasabi’s Bistro in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Conservation advocate Daisy Lee Andersen Bitter wins Land at Heart Award

Editor’s note: The story has been updated to correct the spelling in the headline of Daisy Lee Andersen Bitter’s maiden name and to also note… Continue reading

Daisy Lee Anderson Bitter accepts the 2018 Land at Heart Award from the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 during the Open Spaces and Wild Places Gala at Wasabi’s Bistro in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Paul Seaton, nonpartisan candidate for the Democratic Party nomination, District 31 Representative. (Homer News file photo)

Q&A with Paul Seaton

Ahead of the November general election, the Homer News conducted interviews with incumbent Alaska House of Representatives District 31 Rep. Paul Seaton and newcomer Sarah… Continue reading

Paul Seaton, nonpartisan candidate for the Democratic Party nomination, District 31 Representative. (Homer News file photo)
Nikiski’s Kaycee Bostic jumps to block a hit from Homer’s Tonda Smude during their game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer volleyball tops Nikiski for first time since 2014

The young women of Homer’s high school volleyball team did something on their court Saturday night that hasn’t been done since 2014: they beat Nikiski… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Kaycee Bostic jumps to block a hit from Homer’s Tonda Smude during their game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Anchorage woman found dead in RV after trooper standoff in Ninilchik

Troopers found an Anchorage woman dead on her property in Ninilchik after an hours-long standoff Saturday. The woman, 58-year-old Kathy Vancleve, was found in her… Continue reading