Megan Pacer

Police forward charges after altercation between person, driver in Homer

Homer Police are forwarding charges and evidence to the District Attorney’s Office after investigating an altercation between two family members Tuesday in Homer. A video… Continue reading

Wasabi’s Bistro vandalized with racist message

Editor’s note: There are descriptions of racism in this article that may be disturbing to some. Wasabi’s Bistro just outside of Homer was vandalized with… Continue reading

Women of Distinction to be honored next weekend

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct the date of the Women of Distinction dinner and award ceremony. It will be held March… Continue reading

The top three fish of this year’s Winter King Salmon Tournament hang on a wall before a closing ceremony announcing the winners on March 24, 2018 on the Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Winter King Tourney set for this weekend

The annual Winter King Salmon Tournament is back and bringing more than 1,000 fishermen and women down to Homer’s harbor this weekend. Now in its… Continue reading

The top three fish of this year’s Winter King Salmon Tournament hang on a wall before a closing ceremony announcing the winners on March 24, 2018 on the Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A participant in the annual Homer Epic completes the race through the Caribou Hills on foot Saturday, March 16, 2019 near Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Chuck Lindsay)

Homer Epic draws dozens of runners, bikers and skiers

The Homer Epic 50- and 100-kilometer races were held Saturday near Homer. They started in McNeil Canyon, went into the Caribou Hills and returned to… Continue reading

A participant in the annual Homer Epic completes the race through the Caribou Hills on foot Saturday, March 16, 2019 near Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Chuck Lindsay)
Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) addresses a crowd of people at a town hall meeting Friday, March 15, 2019 at Chapman School in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sen. Stevens talks education, PFD at Anchor Point town hall

Concerned parents, educators and community members flocked to Chapman School last Friday to hear from Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) in one of two town hall… Continue reading

Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) addresses a crowd of people at a town hall meeting Friday, March 15, 2019 at Chapman School in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Mike Heatwole, vice president of public affairs for the Pebble Limited Partnership, speaks to a crowd of people Tuesday, March 19, 2019 during a community meeting at Land’s End Resort in Homer. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Residents question Pebble Partnership in community meeting

Questions and accusations flew during a community meeting Tuesday hosted by Pebble Limited Partnership at Land’s End Resort in Homer. A Homer Police officer stood… Continue reading

Mike Heatwole, vice president of public affairs for the Pebble Limited Partnership, speaks to a crowd of people Tuesday, March 19, 2019 during a community meeting at Land’s End Resort in Homer. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Anchor Point man killed in crash near Moose Pass

An Anchor Point man died this week when his truck crashed near Moose Pass. Alaska State Troopers report that Marc Roderick, 46, died on Wednesday.… Continue reading

Paul Banks Elementary School students enjoy a celebration of their end of their read-a-thon, while dressed as pirates, on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Read up me hearties, yo ho

Paul Banks Elementary students celebrate read-a-thon

Paul Banks Elementary School students enjoy a celebration of their end of their read-a-thon, while dressed as pirates, on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Participants in the 42 kilometer portion of the Kachemak Nordic Ski Marathon take off from the starting line Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. The 42k race actually had to be shortened to 38k when a portion of the trail was lost in the bad weather. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Skiers brave whiteout conditions for annual marathon

There were two different versions of Homer last Saturday: one was rainy, cloudy and relatively warm for March — the other cold, windswept and with… Continue reading

Participants in the 42 kilometer portion of the Kachemak Nordic Ski Marathon take off from the starting line Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Lookout Mountain Trails near Homer, Alaska. The 42k race actually had to be shortened to 38k when a portion of the trail was lost in the bad weather. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sen. Sullivan touts federal support for agriculture

In a visit to the Alaska Food Festival and Conference last Friday in Homer, U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan highlighted several food and environment-related matters being… Continue reading

Council won’t help fund addiction treatment project

The residential treatment center could still happen if organization raises funds on its own

Sharon Roufa of Two Sisters Bakery cuts dough into the shape she wants during a cooking demo on how to bake with sourdough at the Alaska Food Festival on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Alaskans talk all things food at conference

There are some days when food is the only thing on one’s mind. For those involved in Alaska’s food system and agriculture, last weekend in… Continue reading

Sharon Roufa of Two Sisters Bakery cuts dough into the shape she wants during a cooking demo on how to bake with sourdough at the Alaska Food Festival on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Three things to watch for at the next Homer City Council meeting

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to delete incorrect information about a resolution of the city council to approve issuance of general obligation bonds… Continue reading

Firefighters douse a blaze that engulfed the old Bay View Inn on the Sterling Highway near the Baycrest Overlook on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Firefighters knock down fire at old Bay View Inn

Update: The story has been updated with new information from a Homer Volunteer Fire Department press release sent Friday morning. Firefighters from multiple agencies tackled… Continue reading

Firefighters douse a blaze that engulfed the old Bay View Inn on the Sterling Highway near the Baycrest Overlook on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) addresses hundreds of people at a town hall meeting Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Rep. Sarah Vance fields heated questions on budget at town hall

Homer area residents were restless to say the least on Saturday while they attended a town hall put on by Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) at… Continue reading

Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) addresses hundreds of people at a town hall meeting Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The author (right) with a pair of friends at Grewingk Glacier in August 2018 near Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Megan Pacer)

Out of the Office: Hold my beer

Last week, the members of my team and I came in absolute dead last at trivia night. I normally wouldn’t share this with so broad… Continue reading

The author (right) with a pair of friends at Grewingk Glacier in August 2018 near Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Megan Pacer)
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                                The Homer Education and Recreation Complex at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue.

City seeks third-party manager for the HERC

The city of Homer could be looking at a third-party property manager to take over much of the responsibility for the main Homer Education and… Continue reading

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                                The Homer Education and Recreation Complex at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Pioneer Avenue.
The Fritz Creek General Store, shown here on Feb. 26, 2019 is located on East End Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Fritz Creek General Store told resident cat violates code

Alaska Department of Environmental Control food safety program received complaint

The Fritz Creek General Store, shown here on Feb. 26, 2019 is located on East End Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Firefighters from multiple agencies prepare to enter a structure with a fire burning inside it as part of a live fire exercise Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department’s fire training facility on Freight Dock Road in Homer, Alaska. Student volunteers rom Anchor Point Emergency Services, Homer Volunteer Fire Department, Ninilchik Emergency Services, and Central Emergency Services attended the drill as part of a joint Firefighter I class they are attending hosted by Anchor Point Fire and HVFD. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Firefighters from multiple agencies prepare to enter a structure with a fire burning inside it as part of a live fire exercise Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department’s fire training facility on Freight Dock Road in Homer, Alaska. Student volunteers rom Anchor Point Emergency Services, Homer Volunteer Fire Department, Ninilchik Emergency Services, and Central Emergency Services attended the drill as part of a joint Firefighter I class they are attending hosted by Anchor Point Fire and HVFD. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)