Megan Pacer

Ketchikan’s Jake Taylor (left) and Kenai’s Tucker Vann race to the ball during a Friday, May 24, 2019 semifinal match in the Division II state soccer championships at West Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Boys state soccer day 2: Kenai advances to state final

The defending Division II state boys soccer champions, the Kenai Kardinals, are staring down the barrel of another shot at the state title. The Kardinals… Continue reading

 

Four Ninilchik graduates reflect on time in small school

In a short but sweet ceremony Tuesday night, four teenagers walked across the stage and into the next phase of their lives at Ninilchik School.… Continue reading

 

City announces new fire chief

The City of Homer announced Tuesday that there’s a new fire chief in town, and his name is Mark Kirko. Kirko is taking over as… Continue reading

 

Homer boys, Soldotna girls win conference soccer championship

For the very first time, the Homer boys soccer team won a conference tournament championship, topping Kenai Central on Saturday on the turf at Homer… Continue reading

Nikiski soccer sweeps Seward on first day of conference championships

The Nikiski girls and boys soccer teams both defeated Seward on the first day of the Peninsula Conference soccer tournament in Homer. The No. 4… Continue reading

Water, sewer rates likely to increase for city

Residents who use Homer water and sewer services will likely see a slight increase to their rates, according to Finance Director Elizabeth Walton. During a… Continue reading

Alaska Salt Company finds new home

Local Homer business Alaska Salt Company has settled into its new home on the Homer Spit, and celebrated on Friday with a grand opening ceremony.… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Jack Harris (left), Kenai’s Samuel Roberts (center) and Homer’s Adams Veldstra (right) lead the boys mile race during the Kenai Peninsula Boriugh track and field meet Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soldotna teams sweep borough track meet

Below are the results from the Kenai Peninsula Borough meet held this past Saturday at Homer High School. The Homer girls team came in third… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Jack Harris (left), Kenai’s Samuel Roberts (center) and Homer’s Adams Veldstra (right) lead the boys mile race during the Kenai Peninsula Boriugh track and field meet Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Kenai goal keeper Kailey Hamilton knocks the ball out of a pack of players during a Thursday, May 9, 2019 soccer game at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer girls defeat Kenai; boys lose in close call

Homer’s Laura Inama netted the lone goal in Thursday night’s varsity girls soccer game between Homer and Kenai Central High School, propelling the Lady Mariners… Continue reading

Kenai goal keeper Kailey Hamilton knocks the ball out of a pack of players during a Thursday, May 9, 2019 soccer game at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Members of the Homer Animal Friends participate in a Poop Patrol event on April 13, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Janelle Spurkland)

Homer Animal Friends to switch store location

The Homer Animal Friends, a local volunteer group dedicated to promoting the welfare of animals in the community, is moving its storefront from Main Street… Continue reading

Members of the Homer Animal Friends participate in a Poop Patrol event on April 13, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Janelle Spurkland)

Car at East End shop hit with racist vandalism

Alaska State Troopers do not have any more information in a second case of racist graffiti to happen in an East End Road neighborhood over… Continue reading

Plans for mens’ residential addiction treatment center move forward

Editor’s note: The story has been changed to clarify that the Homer Advisory Planning Commission voted to approve a conditional use permit for Set Free… Continue reading

Council tables discussion of future water extension process

The Homer City Council at its Monday meeting began to discuss, and then tabled, a future process for extending Homer water outside city limits. For… Continue reading

Homer soccer teams sweep Nikiski

The hosting Homer soccer teams rolled over both teams from Nikiski Middle-High School on Tuesday in Peninsula Conference action. Still recuperating from a full weekend… Continue reading

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming events General: Kids are invited to join Native Youth Olympics in Homer. Native Youth Olympics (NYO) is a collection of games that mimic the… Continue reading

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming events General: Kids are invited to join Native Youth Olympics in Homer. Native Youth Olympics (NYO) is a collection of games that mimic the… Continue reading

Paul Banks Elementary students tour birch syrup grove

Under clear, crisp skies, a troupe of Paul Banks Elementary School students climbed up a little ways into the hills on East End Road for… Continue reading

Homer’s Daniel Reutov (right) wins the ball during a game against Kenai Central High School on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Tuesday soccer: Homer girls, boys play to ties against Kenai

Boy soccer players from Homer and Kenai ended a high-paced struggle in a tie Tuesday night on the Mariner home field. The game ended 1-1,… Continue reading

Homer’s Daniel Reutov (right) wins the ball during a game against Kenai Central High School on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Community members participate in an exploratory meeting Monday, April 15, 2019 to discuss the possibility of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District consolidating Homer High School and Homer Middle School, held at the high school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

District considers consolidating Homer High, Homer Middle Schools

As the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District makes contingency plans in case Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed cuts to education funding go through unaltered, Homer area… Continue reading

Community members participate in an exploratory meeting Monday, April 15, 2019 to discuss the possibility of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District consolidating Homer High School and Homer Middle School, held at the high school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Community members submit comments about the Draft EIS for the proposed Pebble Mine to the Army Crops of Engineers through computers set up at an April 11, 2019 public hearing at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer community weighs in on Draft EIS for Pebble Mine

People from the Homer community and beyond flocked to Homer High School last Thursday to testify on the proposed Pebble Mine project, as well as… Continue reading

Community members submit comments about the Draft EIS for the proposed Pebble Mine to the Army Crops of Engineers through computers set up at an April 11, 2019 public hearing at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)