Megan Pacer

Outpatient addiction treatment services open in Homer

Run by faith-based Mat-Su organization, services have been long time coming

 

Homer’s Alden Ross takes the puck down the ice under pressure from Colony High School’s Kaden Ketchum during a Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 hockey game at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hockey splits weekend games against Colony, Houston

Homer’s hockey team split the second two games of its three-game weekend hosting teams from the Mat-Su Valley. The Mariners lost to Colony High School… Continue reading

 

Homer’s Hannah Hatfield passes the ball to teammate Kelli Bishop after a scramble on the floor for the ball during a Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 basketball game against Seward in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Girls basketball defeats Seahawks, boys fall short

The Lady Mariners basketball team claimed a victory over the Seward Seahawks on Saturday in Southcentral Conference action at Homer High School. After a close… Continue reading

 

Homer Bookstore releases 2019 best seller list

The Homer Bookstore has released its annual list of best selling novels, how-to’s, cookbooks and more for 2019. Each year, the store compiles a list… Continue reading

Former Homer News publisher found dead after explosion

A Homer resident and former editor and publisher of the Homer News is dead after an explosion at a home outside of Homer on Tuesday… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Telluride Mountainfilm 
                                This image from one of the 2018 Telluride Mountainfilm festival short films shows a woman riding a mountain bike. A condensed version of the film festival will be shown in Homer at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday at Homer Mariner Theatre at Homer High School.

Telluride Mountainfilm festival comes on tour to Homer

Following a long tradition of celebrating the outdoors and creativity, a select number of short films from the Telluride Mountainfilm festival are once again headed… Continue reading

Photo courtesy Telluride Mountainfilm 
                                This image from one of the 2018 Telluride Mountainfilm festival short films shows a woman riding a mountain bike. A condensed version of the film festival will be shown in Homer at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday at Homer Mariner Theatre at Homer High School.

Mariners best Palmer hockey team

Hungry to avenge their dramatic loss in overtime to Palmer in last year’s state championship game, members of the Homer hockey team were skating with… Continue reading

Anglers return in their boats to the Homer Harbor from Kachemak Bay at the end of the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament held Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Eagle River woman is first to win Winter King Salmon Tournament

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to note that in 1999 a woman won the Homer Elks Winter King Tournament. Eagle River resident Shayna… Continue reading

Anglers return in their boats to the Homer Harbor from Kachemak Bay at the end of the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament held Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer gets second year of crowdfunded fireworks

Homer was treated to a second year of fireworks in 2020, just a day after they were originally set to go off. The crowdfunded fireworks… Continue reading

Making an entrance

Homer’s first baby of 2020 couldn’t wait for parents to get to hospital

Brad Anderson, the new director of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, outside the Homer News office Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer Chamber of Commerce welcomes new director

As the year came to a close, the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center welcomed a new leader to its helm with the hiring… Continue reading

Brad Anderson, the new director of the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, outside the Homer News office Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Frtiz Creek area resident Barrett Fletcher gives the invocation before a Tuesday, Sept. 17 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting as a representative of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Year in review

Editor’s note: This article has been corrected to clarify the matter of a Regulatory Commission of Alaska ruling on the natural gas distribution line and… Continue reading

Frtiz Creek area resident Barrett Fletcher gives the invocation before a Tuesday, Sept. 17 2019 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting as a representative of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Storm Hansen-Cavasos is sworn in as a new member of the Homer City Council at a Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Lawsuit filed over city election is dismissed

Parties in the case against the city of Homer filed by a former council member over the Oct. 1 election have moved to dismiss it… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos is sworn in as a new member of the Homer City Council at a Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Bear Creek Winery Garden of Lights celebrates 5th year

Snow may be scarce on the ground, but holiday cheer still abounds at the annual Garden of Lights at Bear Creek Winery in Kachemak City.… Continue reading

Groups weigh in on Jet Ski issue; Fish and Game extends comment period

As local entities weigh in on a proposal to repeal the current ban on personal watercraft in critical habitat areas in Kachemak Bay, the Department… Continue reading

A bridge stretches across a fork of Tonsina Creek along the Tonsina Creek Trail on Dec. 8, 2019 near Lowell Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Out of the Office: Best laid plans

I’ve always been a planner. At age 4, you could find me bossing my father around a meticulously planned tea party — the water (you… Continue reading

A bridge stretches across a fork of Tonsina Creek along the Tonsina Creek Trail on Dec. 8, 2019 near Lowell Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Mariners skate over Juneau-Douglas

The Homer hockey team skated over fellow Railbelt Conference team Juneau-Douglas over the weekend, winning 8-0 Friday and 7-0 Saturday at the Kevin Bell Arena.… Continue reading

Art, culture collide at Argent Kvasnikoff exhibit opening

The old saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words. What’s it worth when the artist augments paintings with words from an endangered… Continue reading

Assistant district attorney from Kotzebue is Homer’s first superior court judge

Homer will soon have its very first superior court judge at work at the local courthouse, now that assistant district attorney Bride Seifert of Kotzebue… Continue reading

Homer chamber spreads holiday cheer at tree lighting

The holiday spirit is back in town thanks to the annual Holiday Tree Lighting put on by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center… Continue reading