Megan Pacer

Evidence argued ahead of Homer murder trial

The beginning of a jury trial for a Homer man accused of murder hinges on an argument over what evidence can be admitted into that… Continue reading

 

Former council member files election contest suit in superior court

A former Homer City Council member has filed a lawsuit in Alaska Superior Court contesting the results of the last city election. Tom Stroozas filed… Continue reading

 

Meet the man behind one of Homer’s newest drive through coffee shacks

Ethan Smith wants to serve up good vibes along with a good buzz at The Coffeesmith

 

Homer Truffle Co. hosts Dia de los Muertos celebration

Homer’s traditional end-of-October celebrations in the form of trick or treating and haunted houses were joined this year by a new event — a celebration… Continue reading

Homer girls take third at swimming regions

The Homer girls swim team raced to third place in the Northern Lights Conference regional championships last weekend at Kenai Central High School, and Homer… Continue reading

Homer’s Dakota Moonin grapples with Will Kretzschmar of Grace Christian School during a wrestling dual held Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer wrestlers best Grace, take third in Top Dog tourney

Thursday The host Mariners were triumphant against wrestlers from Grace Christian School in a dual match held Thursday in the Alice Witte Gymnasium. Homer racked… Continue reading

Homer’s Dakota Moonin grapples with Will Kretzschmar of Grace Christian School during a wrestling dual held Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Hansen-Cavasos retains seat on council following election investigation

A Homer City Council member whose residency qualifications were called into question after she won election to the body earlier this month will retain her… Continue reading

Homer’s Karmyn Gallios dives for the ball during a Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 volleyball game against Kenai Central High School in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai Kards volleyball tops Mariners on senior night

The Homer Mariner volleyball team suffered an emotional loss to Kenai Central High School on senior recognition night Tuesday. The Kardinals won the Southcentral Conference… Continue reading

Homer’s Karmyn Gallios dives for the ball during a Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 volleyball game against Kenai Central High School in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Coast Guard gets scary for a cause with Haunted Hickory

The weekend before Halloween has come and gone, which can only mean the annual Haunted Hickory experience has too. Approximately 1,300 people went through the… Continue reading

Rotary Health Fair returns for 36th year

As the weather cools and the propensity for getting sick increases, lower Kenai Peninsula resources have a reliable annual resource to turn to — the… Continue reading

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Residents push back against latest attempt to establish addiction treatment home for men

After receiving a state grant to support a local inpatient addiction treatment center for men, a faith-based organization is struggling to find a home for… Continue reading

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Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic gets funds from Alaska Run for Women

A local women’s health clinic has received a grant from a statewide organization to aid in community health outreach, especially when it comes to breast… Continue reading

The Homer Theatre as seen here on Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to Homer as fundraiser for R.E.C. Room

Make sure your Time Warping shoes are tied nice and tight and ready your toast-throwing arm — Rocky Horror Picture Show is coming to Homer.… Continue reading

The Homer Theatre as seen here on Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

Homer wrestling wins Round Robin Rumble

The Homer wrestling team started off its season on a strong note by dominating the Best Western Bidarka Round Robin Rumble tournament over the weekend.… Continue reading

Homer volleyball splits weekend games against Seward, Nikiski

The Lady Mariners defeated Seward High School 3-0 in a Southcentral Conference volleyball matchup Friday in Homer. The Mariners quickly silenced the Seahawks with set… Continue reading

Certified nurse midwives Julie McCarron (left) and Dana Whittaker (right) talk with visitors during an open house held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at the Homer Medical Center West Wing on Bartlett Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

West Wing of Homer Medical Center hosts open house

Homer Medical Center’s West Wing moved into a building that was formerly a home across Bartlett Street from the main center campus eight years ago.… Continue reading

Certified nurse midwives Julie McCarron (left) and Dana Whittaker (right) talk with visitors during an open house held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at the Homer Medical Center West Wing on Bartlett Street in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to attendees of a conference held by the Alaska State Home Building Association and the Kenai Peninsula Home Builders Association on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. Dunleavy came to brief conference participants on the statewide economy. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Dunleavy talks statewide economy at builders conference in Homer

Recall Dunleavy protesters gathered outside the conference location during his speech

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to attendees of a conference held by the Alaska State Home Building Association and the Kenai Peninsula Home Builders Association on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. Dunleavy came to brief conference participants on the statewide economy. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Students get fishy with annual egg take event

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct information about the kinds of landlocked lakes salmon fry can be released into through the Salmon… Continue reading

Joshua Hinds, principal of Chapman School, stands in his office in this undated photo at the school in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Joshua Hinds)

A conversation with Chapman principal Joshua Hinds

Chapman School Principal Joshua Hinds may be the new kid on the block in Anchor Point, but he’s a seasoned education administrator who’s been bringing… Continue reading

Joshua Hinds, principal of Chapman School, stands in his office in this undated photo at the school in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Joshua Hinds)

New council members sworn in; council calls for investigation into candidate’s eligibility

Two new members were sworn onto the Homer City Council during the body’s Monday meeting, and council members unanimously voted to certify the full results… Continue reading