Megan Pacer

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Out of the Office: Glacial musings

After living in Alaska for a certain amount of time, one can start to feel like a regular, like one has the measure of the… Continue reading

 

This image compilation shows the latest winners of the Mariners on the Move award from Homer High School. (Image courtesy Paul Story)

Mariners on the Move

In the latest installment of awarding Homer High School students with a school honor, the students were able to gather to celebrate the awards for… Continue reading

 

A section of Nordic ski trail is groomed in this undated photo in the Homer, Alaska area. (Photo by Kenny Daher)

Alternative offered for annual ski marathon

Skiers invited to traverse 42-kilometer course all month long

 

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State: 189 new COVID-19 cases

Peninsula remains at intermediate alert level

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
The Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the South Peninsula Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

State opens next vaccination tier

More than 23% of peninsula residents have gotten first vaccine dose

The Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the South Peninsula Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A statue of Brother Asaiah rests under a protective wooden structure on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 outside KBBI Public Radio in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Statue of famed local finds new home at public radio station

Brother Asaiah Bates statue had to move after previous location changed ownership

A statue of Brother Asaiah rests under a protective wooden structure on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 outside KBBI Public Radio in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the South Peninsula Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Appointments for next local vaccine clinic go live next week

Where to get a vaccine locally, and how to sign up

The Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the South Peninsula Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State: 179 new COVID-19 cases

Peninsula remains at intermediate alert level

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
The Homer Mariner hockey team celebrates back to back Division II state hockey championship wins, after defeating the Palmer Moose 3-2 in overtime Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman)

Mariners defend Division II state hockey title

Homer avenges 2019 loss by topping Palmer 2-3 in overtime

The Homer Mariner hockey team celebrates back to back Division II state hockey championship wins, after defeating the Palmer Moose 3-2 in overtime Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman)
Homer's Hannah Hatfield looks for a teammate to pass to under pressure from Nikiski's Avery White during a Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 basketball game at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hoops sweep Nikiski; boys fall to Seward

Homer girls sail through Thursday and Saturday games

Homer's Hannah Hatfield looks for a teammate to pass to under pressure from Nikiski's Avery White during a Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 basketball game at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer DDF member Larry Dunn during the DDF State Championships held virtually Feb. 11-13, 2021. (Photo courtesy Marjorie Dunn)

Drama, debate and forensics team takes 2nd at state championships

Homer team took 1st in debate for small schools

Homer DDF member Larry Dunn during the DDF State Championships held virtually Feb. 11-13, 2021. (Photo courtesy Marjorie Dunn)
Homer Police Chief Mark Robl (third from left) stands with some of the Homer Police Department officers including Jim Knott (center) and Larry Baxter (far right) during a groundbreaking ceremonies on May 24, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer Police Department bids farewell to 2 officers

The Homer Police Department is in search of new officers after two long time members of the department moved on last month. Sergeant Larry Baxter… Continue reading

Homer Police Chief Mark Robl (third from left) stands with some of the Homer Police Department officers including Jim Knott (center) and Larry Baxter (far right) during a groundbreaking ceremonies on May 24, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
This map shows a proposed road and gravel pad that are part of Hilcorp Alaska’s application to drill gas exploration wells near Anchor Point, Alaska. (Image courtesy Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas)
This map shows a proposed road and gravel pad that are part of Hilcorp Alaska’s application to drill gas exploration wells near Anchor Point, Alaska. (Image courtesy Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas)
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members Richard Derkevorkian (left) and Jesse Bjorkman (right) participate in the assembly’s Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 meeting at the borough assembly chambers in Soldotna, Alaska. The assembly voted Tuesday to fund 13 new positions for four fire and EMS service areas. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Fire and EMS service areas get additional personnel

This includes the 5 positions already slated for the new Western Emergency Services

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members Richard Derkevorkian (left) and Jesse Bjorkman (right) participate in the assembly’s Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 meeting at the borough assembly chambers in Soldotna, Alaska. The assembly voted Tuesday to fund 13 new positions for four fire and EMS service areas. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
The Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the South Peninsula Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

State leads nation in COVID-19 vaccination

Where to get a vaccine locally, and how to sign up

The Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the South Peninsula Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State: 37 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Southern peninsula moves down into low risk

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
The George A. Navarre Kenai Peninsula Borough building. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Borough assembly to consider adding 15 fire and EMS positions

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will vote on a resolution during its Tuesday meeting that would add 15 new positions to various fire and emergency… Continue reading

The George A. Navarre Kenai Peninsula Borough building. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
Bonita Banks, nurse manager for the Medication for Addiction Treatment program at Homer Medical Center, prepares to remove a dose of the Moderna vaccine from a vial Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 during a vaccination clinic for seniors put on by the hospital and the City of Homer at Christian Community Church in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

State offers vaccines to next eligible group

Vaccine extended to teachers, those 50 and older with health risks or essential jobs, and more

Bonita Banks, nurse manager for the Medication for Addiction Treatment program at Homer Medical Center, prepares to remove a dose of the Moderna vaccine from a vial Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 during a vaccination clinic for seniors put on by the hospital and the City of Homer at Christian Community Church in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The winning design of this year's beer label contest for Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve by James Schloemer hangs on the wall of Grace Ridge Brewery during a First Friday art exhibit opening on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at the brewery in Homer, Alaska. The label is for the brewery's '64 Afterbock beer, and this year's contest theme was resiliency. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Beer label contest showcases local talent

Annual contests supports the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

The winning design of this year's beer label contest for Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve by James Schloemer hangs on the wall of Grace Ridge Brewery during a First Friday art exhibit opening on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at the brewery in Homer, Alaska. The label is for the brewery's '64 Afterbock beer, and this year's contest theme was resiliency. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer's Parker Lowney guards Kenai's Maison Dunham during a Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 basketball game in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer basketball teams sweep Kenai

The host Mariners swept the Kenai boys and girls basketball teams Tuesday night in the Alice Witte Gymnasium. The Lady Mariners topped the Kardinal girls… Continue reading

Homer's Parker Lowney guards Kenai's Maison Dunham during a Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 basketball game in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)