Megan Pacer

Anglers fish for steelhead in the Anchor River by the Anchor River Bridge on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

State seeks proposals for local campground management

State Parks extends deadline for bids to provide boat launch service at Deep Creek, Anchor River

Anglers fish for steelhead in the Anchor River by the Anchor River Bridge on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
From top to bottom: Bill Hague, Dave Brann and Robert Archibald hold up their Land at Heart awards during a ceremony held via Zoom by Kachemak Heritage Land Trust. (Photo courtesy Blake Gebhardt)

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust honors 3 with Land at Heart award

Award ceremony for Robert Archibald, Bill Hague and Dave Brann held virtually

From top to bottom: Bill Hague, Dave Brann and Robert Archibald hold up their Land at Heart awards during a ceremony held via Zoom by Kachemak Heritage Land Trust. (Photo courtesy Blake Gebhardt)
The former K-Bay Caffe building on Pioneer Avenue, seen here Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 in Homer, Alaska, now houses the Coffeesmith Cafe. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

The Coffeesmith expands to brick and mortar building

Coffee stand owner opens cafe in former K-Bay Caffe location

The former K-Bay Caffe building on Pioneer Avenue, seen here Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 in Homer, Alaska, now houses the Coffeesmith Cafe. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
South Peninsula Pharmacist Jill Kort holds up a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Homer

Inoculation of hospital staff and long term care residents begins Thursday

South Peninsula Pharmacist Jill Kort holds up a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 shortly after it arrived at the hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
This map shows the boundaries of Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park. (Image courtesy Alaska Department of Natural Resources, KBSP and KBSWP management plan)

DNR seeks comment on state parks management plan

Proposal to phase out Tutka Bay Lagoon Hatchery draws ire

This map shows the boundaries of Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park. (Image courtesy Alaska Department of Natural Resources, KBSP and KBSWP management plan)
Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)

City leases Homer Spit lot to Salmon Sisters

Homer’s disaster declaration extended through March 9

Homer City Hall. (Homer News file photo)
The Homer Spit stretching into Kachemak Bay is seen here on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Personal watercraft allowed in Kachemak Bay once again

Fish and Game repeals ban that kept them out of critical habitat areas

The Homer Spit stretching into Kachemak Bay is seen here on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
This sea otter pup recovered from the beach in Homer has been admitted to the Alaska SeaLife Center for care and rehabilitation. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)

Sea otter pup found in Homer recovering at Alaska SeaLife Center

A young sea otter pup rescued from the beach in Homer is now being treated by the Alaska SeaLife Center through its Wildlife Response Program.… Continue reading

This sea otter pup recovered from the beach in Homer has been admitted to the Alaska SeaLife Center for care and rehabilitation. (Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center)
The intersection of Skyline Drive and Ohlson Mountain Road, seen here Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 outside Homer, Alaska. Residents of Ohlson Mountain Road have concerns about safety and speeding in the area, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has formally asked the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to conduct safety and speed studies on the road. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Assembly asks for safety study on Ohlson Mountain Road

Residents worry about increased traffic, speeding hazards

The intersection of Skyline Drive and Ohlson Mountain Road, seen here Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 outside Homer, Alaska. Residents of Ohlson Mountain Road have concerns about safety and speeding in the area, and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has formally asked the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to conduct safety and speed studies on the road. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services station on Milo Fritz Road in Anchor Point is shown in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Fire and EMS)

Formation of Western Emergency Service Area moves forward

Board members have been appointed and transfer of assets is next

The Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services station on Milo Fritz Road in Anchor Point is shown in an undated photo. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Fire and EMS)
Ice chokes the Homer Harbor on Jan. 9, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Fishery council closes federal waters in Cook Inlet to commercial salmon fishing

Fishermen, processors, elected officials warn of devastation to the fishery

Ice chokes the Homer Harbor on Jan. 9, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State reports 4 new deaths, 577 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported four new deaths and 577 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, four of which are among… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Homer senior Adeline Berry signs her National Letter of Intent to swim at University of Alaska Fairbanks with her dad, Jack Berry. (Photo courtesy Adeline Berry)

Homer students sign to collegiate teams

Two Mariners athletes head to college for swim, rowing

Homer senior Adeline Berry signs her National Letter of Intent to swim at University of Alaska Fairbanks with her dad, Jack Berry. (Photo courtesy Adeline Berry)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State reports 689 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services reported 689 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and no new deaths tied to the virus. Ten… Continue reading

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Ice chokes the Homer Harbor on Jan. 9, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Cook Inlet salmon fishery issue to be decided by North Pacific Fishery Management Council

Fishermen, processors take issue with option to close waters to commercial fishing

Ice chokes the Homer Harbor on Jan. 9, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Lighted tree and present structures decorate the lawn Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at the Bear Creek Winery Gardens near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Trees for cheer: Group plans Christmas tree decoration for Long Term Care residents

Members of the community are invited to decorate the trees

Lighted tree and present structures decorate the lawn Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at the Bear Creek Winery Gardens near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
This screenshot shows the number of COVID-19 cases different regions of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has had over the last 14 days. (Screenshot by Homer News)

Remote learning extended for most schools

Younger students were able to return to onsite learning on Wednesday

This screenshot shows the number of COVID-19 cases different regions of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has had over the last 14 days. (Screenshot by Homer News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State addresses COVID-19 case data backlog

More than 1,600 positive cases were reported late by new commercial lab in Anchorage

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

DHSS: 13 additional deaths tied to COVID-19

Coronavirus activity is up at South Peninsula Hospital

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
The kitchen area of a unit in the East End Cottages affordable housing complex, seen here on Nov. 12, 2020 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

New affordable housing project available in Kachemak City

Area residents in need of affordable housing now have one more option, located in Kachemak City. East End Cottages, an affordable housing complex, is nearing… Continue reading

The kitchen area of a unit in the East End Cottages affordable housing complex, seen here on Nov. 12, 2020 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)