Megan Pacer

A ‘Homer-Grown’ Fourth of July

Last week’s annual July Fourth parade drew hundreds of spectators to the sidewalks along Pioneer Avenue dozens of creative and energetic floats, even in the… Continue reading

 

The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from the East Fork Moose River bridge on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Photo courtesy Robert Kuiper)

In response to high fire activity, DNR bans campfires

Increased wildfire activity and persistent dry conditions have prompted the Alaska Department of Natural Resources to ban all campfires in several parts of the state,… Continue reading

 

Kachemak Bay Highland Games draw large crowds to Homer

“Give the people what they want.” “The people want Scotch.” Similar exchanges could be heard all over Karen Hornaday Park on Saturday, along with the… Continue reading

 

The KBBI Public Radio office and studio is on Kachemak Way, as seen in this photo taken July 2m 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Local stations grapple with cuts to public media funding

In the wake of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s line-item budget vetoes, local public radio stations on the Kenai Peninsula stand to lose a substantial chunk of… Continue reading

The KBBI Public Radio office and studio is on Kachemak Way, as seen in this photo taken July 2m 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Wyoming man leads Jackpot Halibut Derby

Homer’s 2019 Jackpot Halibut Derby is off to a strong start with a new leader, according to the Homer Chamber of Commerce. The longest running… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Kent Petersen crosses the finish line of the Spit Run 10k to the Bay on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer, Anchorage runners dominate this year’s Spit Run

Smoke drifting over from the Swan Lake Fire near Sterling obscured the normally picturesque view of Kachemak Bay that local runners have come to expect,… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Kent Petersen crosses the finish line of the Spit Run 10k to the Bay on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Kat Moore walks through the assembled crowd while she plays her set at the Seldovia Boardwalk Hotel on Friday, June 21, 2019 as part of a round of street performances during the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival in Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Photos: Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival

Emily Anderson performs in front of Thyme on the Boardwalk on Friday, June 21, 2019 as part of a round of street performances during the… Continue reading

Kat Moore walks through the assembled crowd while she plays her set at the Seldovia Boardwalk Hotel on Friday, June 21, 2019 as part of a round of street performances during the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival in Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Faces of Homer Pride

Homer’s second Pride Walk and festivities on Saturday drew hundreds of unique Homer area residents to the streets to celebrate diversity and the LGBTQ+ community.… Continue reading

Pride, Homer style

Hundreds hit the streets to celebrate LGBTQ in Homer

City talks vegetation removal, legal counsel

Among other things, the City of Homer is considering how to go about soliciting new legal services, something which was discussed at the most recent… Continue reading

(Image courtesy Set Free Alaska)

Addiction treatment center will be outside city limits

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect that the Set Free Alaska addiction treatment center will be located in the Kenai Peninsula Borough… Continue reading

(Image courtesy Set Free Alaska)

New charter operation is first in town to use Seakeeper boat stabilization

A new charter business in town is making a name for itself in more ways than one by being having the first boat of its… Continue reading

Participant’s in Homer’s first ever Pride March start out from WKFL Park along Pioneer Avenue on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. The march route went all the way to Grace Ridge Brewery. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer to celebrate Pride Month with walk, festivities

For the second year, Homer will have its own Pride Month celebration marked by a walk through town this Saturday, June 22. Last year, local… Continue reading

Participant’s in Homer’s first ever Pride March start out from WKFL Park along Pioneer Avenue on Saturday, June 23, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. The march route went all the way to Grace Ridge Brewery. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Proposed addiction treatment center won’t be in Refuge Chapel building

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect that resident Frank Griswold gave the City of Homer notice of intent to appeal an Advisory… Continue reading

Conrad Woodhead, pictured here, has been principal of Chapman School in Anchor Point, Alaska for the last eight years. He recently announced his resignation from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. (Photo courtesy Conrad Woodhead)

Chapman School principal resigns after 8 years

Conrad Woodhead, principal of Champman School in Anchor Point for the last eight years, is leaving the school district to take a new job. His… Continue reading

Conrad Woodhead, pictured here, has been principal of Chapman School in Anchor Point, Alaska for the last eight years. He recently announced his resignation from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. (Photo courtesy Conrad Woodhead)

Despite interest from local business, city will hold onto downtown lot

The City of Homer will hang on to a piece of land downtown that had previously been on the market for years in an attempt… Continue reading

Local men found guilty of illegal commercial fishing in Dogfish Bay

Four men from Homer and Anchor Point charged with illegal commercial fishing last year will receive fines and probation, Eric Winslow, 63, Paul Roth, 36,… Continue reading

Out of the Office: In Pursuit of a Green Thumb

This spring, I decided to get serious about gardening. By gardening, I mean finding the most hearty, resilient plants I could and sticking them in… Continue reading

Aspen Hotel gets grand opening

Though already in use, Homer’s new Aspen Suites Hotel got a grand opening celebration last week while local elected officials celebrated bringing the business chain… Continue reading

Homer High graduates reflect on community, look forward to future

The ceremony for Homer High School’s 84 graduates last Wednesday reflected two things local students are good at: appreciating their small, tight-knit community, and thinking… Continue reading