Megan Pacer

Industry Outlook Forum highlights economic opportunities large and small

Industries both giant and small were given a spotlight at this year’s Industry Outlook Forum, put on by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and… Continue reading

Homer’s first baby enters 2019 with a bang

Homer’s first baby born in 2019 gave her family a bit of a scare when she arrived, but is otherwise happy and healthy. Sequoia Snow… Continue reading

Homer athletics director, coach, joins Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame

When Homer wrestling coach and high school athletic director Chris Perk found out last month he was about to be inducted into the Alaska Wrestling… Continue reading

Homer skater Tyler Gilliland, having lost his stick, kicks the puck out of a scuffle with two Kenai Central High School players during a Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 game at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hockey skates over Kenai

The visiting Kenai Kardinals fell in a Southcentral Conference match-up with the Homer Mariners on Tuesday, though not without a fight. Homer started off strong,… Continue reading

Homer skater Tyler Gilliland, having lost his stick, kicks the puck out of a scuffle with two Kenai Central High School players during a Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 game at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Cross-country skiing: Members of the ski team will participate in the Grace Invite on Jan. 18-19 in Anchorage. Hockey: Homer’s hockey team will… Continue reading

Fireworks explode in the sky above Mariner Park on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Photos: New Year’s Eve fireworks

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Fireworks explode in the sky above Mariner Park on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homestead kids tell their tales

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to add information. Four local children from homestead families – now grown with extensive families of their own… Continue reading

The latest version of the Barb’s Video sign was painted by Dan Coe, as seen in this photo taken Sept. 22, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Barb’s Video to close its doors this month

Editor’s note: The origin of Barb’s Video was incorrect in an earlier version of this story. It has been corrected to note that Barb Jacobs… Continue reading

The latest version of the Barb’s Video sign was painted by Dan Coe, as seen in this photo taken Sept. 22, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Homer News file photo)

After complaints, state board finds Homer physical therapist didn’t violate regulations

Two complaints made against a physical therapist at South Peninsula Hospital to the state’s licensing board for therapists have been reviewed and closed. An unidentified… Continue reading

An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Homer News file photo)

Photos: Holiday cheer

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<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Wendy Todd</span>
                                The Homer girls basketball team holds their first place trophy at the Service Cougar Tip Off tournament, held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. Top row from left to right: Marina Carroll, Cora Parish, Bri Hetrick, Rylyn Todd, Alia bales, Kelli Bishop, Lexi Dawson, Laura Inama, Manager Brooke Knotte, and Manager Katie Clark. Bottom row: Shelly Johnson, Alexis Kreger, Hannah Hatfield, and Rylee Doughty.

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Cross-country skiing — The Mariner skiers are next scheduled to compete on Jan. 18 and 19 at the Grace Invite. Basketball — The… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Wendy Todd</span>
                                The Homer girls basketball team holds their first place trophy at the Service Cougar Tip Off tournament, held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. Top row from left to right: Marina Carroll, Cora Parish, Bri Hetrick, Rylyn Todd, Alia bales, Kelli Bishop, Lexi Dawson, Laura Inama, Manager Brooke Knotte, and Manager Katie Clark. Bottom row: Shelly Johnson, Alexis Kreger, Hannah Hatfield, and Rylee Doughty.
Homer City Hall.

Homer City Council passes 2019 budget

Homer has a budget to work from for the coming year. The Homer City Council unanimously passed the 2019 budget with no discussion and little… Continue reading

Homer City Hall.
The HERC Building as seen in a 2010 file photo from the upper parking lot at Woodside Avenue. At the time the Kachemak Bay Campus used the building as temporary office and classroom space while the Pioneer Avenue building was being remodeled, one of several uses of the HERC since the city acquired it from the Kenai Peninsula Borough in 2000. (Homer News file photo)

Task force makes final HERC recommendations

After about six months of work and research, members of the Homer Education and Recreation Complex Task Force presented their findings to the Homer City… Continue reading

The HERC Building as seen in a 2010 file photo from the upper parking lot at Woodside Avenue. At the time the Kachemak Bay Campus used the building as temporary office and classroom space while the Pioneer Avenue building was being remodeled, one of several uses of the HERC since the city acquired it from the Kenai Peninsula Borough in 2000. (Homer News file photo)
Homer’s Lee Lowe scoops the puck away from the wall during a Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 game against Soldotna High School at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Stars swept the Mariners 4-0 in the fundraiser game that raised money for a Mat-Su Valley ice rink damaged by the Nov. 30 earthquake. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

SoHi sweeps Homer in fundraiser game for damaged valley rink

The Big Lake Rec Center came out the big winner of Friday’s hockey match up between Soldotna and Homer. After the Nov. 30 earthquake damaged… Continue reading

Homer’s Lee Lowe scoops the puck away from the wall during a Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 game against Soldotna High School at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Stars swept the Mariners 4-0 in the fundraiser game that raised money for a Mat-Su Valley ice rink damaged by the Nov. 30 earthquake. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Highway workers and spectators look at Sulczynski’s car stuck on a section of an off-ramp that collapsed during an earthquake Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. Sulczynski was not injured attempting to exit Minnesota Drive at International Airport Road. Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and buckled roads Friday morning in Anchorage, prompting people to run from their offices or seek shelter under office desks, while a tsunami warning had some seeking higher ground. (Photo by Dan Joling/Associated Press)

Alaska continues to recover from 7 magnitude earthquake

Homer residents got a rough wake-up call at 8:29 a.m. Friday in the form of a 7 magnitude earthquake that rattled the Kenai Peninsula, Anchorage… Continue reading

Highway workers and spectators look at Sulczynski’s car stuck on a section of an off-ramp that collapsed during an earthquake Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. Sulczynski was not injured attempting to exit Minnesota Drive at International Airport Road. Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and buckled roads Friday morning in Anchorage, prompting people to run from their offices or seek shelter under office desks, while a tsunami warning had some seeking higher ground. (Photo by Dan Joling/Associated Press)
From left to right: Public Works Director Carey Meyer, Water and Sewer Superintendent Todd Cook, City Manager Katie Koester, Richard Klopp, lead water distribution and wastewater collection operator, and Mayor Ken Castner celebrate Klopp being named Wastewater Operator of the Year award by the Alaska Rural Water Association during the Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 Homer City Council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

City worker named wastewater operator of the year

Homer’s lead water distribution and wastewater collection operator has earned a top honor for his work with the city. Richard Klopp was named Wastewater Operator… Continue reading

From left to right: Public Works Director Carey Meyer, Water and Sewer Superintendent Todd Cook, City Manager Katie Koester, Richard Klopp, lead water distribution and wastewater collection operator, and Mayor Ken Castner celebrate Klopp being named Wastewater Operator of the Year award by the Alaska Rural Water Association during the Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 Homer City Council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer’s Lee Lowe skates in front of Talyn Meyer to foil a breakaway the Eagle River skater got during their game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Wolves beat the Mariners 8-0. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming Hockey: The Mariner Hockey team will travel this weekend for games at West Anchorage High School on Friday at 6:30 p.m., and against Service… Continue reading

Homer’s Lee Lowe skates in front of Talyn Meyer to foil a breakaway the Eagle River skater got during their game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Wolves beat the Mariners 8-0. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Highway workers and spectators look at a car A car belonging to Homer resident Tom Sulczynski stuck on a section of an off-ramp that collapsed during an earthquake Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. The driver was not injured attempting to exit Minnesota Drive at International Airport Road. Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and buckled roads Friday morning in Anchorage, prompting people to run from their offices or seek shelter under office desks, while a tsunami warning had some seeking higher ground. (Dan Joling | Associated Press)

7.0 quake shakes peninsula, brief tsunami warning for Homer

UPDATE: Homer residents got a rough wake up call Friday morning in the form of a 7 magnitude earthquake that rattled the Kenai Peninsula, Anchorage,… Continue reading

Highway workers and spectators look at a car A car belonging to Homer resident Tom Sulczynski stuck on a section of an off-ramp that collapsed during an earthquake Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. The driver was not injured attempting to exit Minnesota Drive at International Airport Road. Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and buckled roads Friday morning in Anchorage, prompting people to run from their offices or seek shelter under office desks, while a tsunami warning had some seeking higher ground. (Dan Joling | Associated Press)
In this December 2016 photo, cannabis plants grow in a standard cultivation space inside Croy’s Enterprises near Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Manufacturing license for new Homer pot shop gets OK from council

A new cannabis operation in Homer is another step closer to having all the licensing it needs in order to open. 420 on Main, if… Continue reading

In this December 2016 photo, cannabis plants grow in a standard cultivation space inside Croy’s Enterprises near Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)