Megan Pacer

Homer chamber spreads holiday cheer at tree lighting

The holiday spirit is back in town thanks to the annual Holiday Tree Lighting put on by the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center… Continue reading

This undated photo shows the home around Mile 15 East End Road near Homer, Alaska that will serve as a new residential inpatient treatment facility for Set Free Alaska, a religions organization based in the Mat Su Valley bringing addiction treatment to the Homer area. (Photo courtesy Jessica Jones, Set Free Alaska)

Set Free Alaska forges ahead with plans for addiction treatment center outside Homer

After about a year of searching for options, a religion-based addiction treatment organization out of the Mat-Su Valley has found a homer near Homer. Set… Continue reading

This undated photo shows the home around Mile 15 East End Road near Homer, Alaska that will serve as a new residential inpatient treatment facility for Set Free Alaska, a religions organization based in the Mat Su Valley bringing addiction treatment to the Homer area. (Photo courtesy Jessica Jones, Set Free Alaska)
Terry Allen rides his jet ski at Auke Lake near Juneau on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Fish and Game proposes repeal of ban on personal watercraft in areas of Kachemak Bay

An old fight over public access, recreational use and the protection of critical habitats is playing out again anew in Kachemak Bay. The Alaska Department… Continue reading

Terry Allen rides his jet ski at Auke Lake near Juneau on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Homer’s The Nutcracker on deck this weekend

For 30 years, Homer has brought the passion and wonder of “The Nutcracker” ballet to the small community stage for peninsula residents to enjoy. This… Continue reading

A recent photo of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, missing since Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Homer Police Department)

No new leads in case of missing Homer woman

The search continues for missing Homer woman Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, 38. Murnane has been missing since Oct. 17 after she was last seen in a… Continue reading

A recent photo of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, missing since Oct. 17, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Homer Police Department)
Afony Reutov wrestles with Soldotna’s Zach Burns during a dual wrestling meet between Soldotna and Homer High School on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Forfeits help SoHi to wrestling victory over Homer

A handful of forfeits on the part of the Homer Mariners helped the Soldotna wrestling team to victory Wednesday during a dual meet between the… Continue reading

Afony Reutov wrestles with Soldotna’s Zach Burns during a dual wrestling meet between Soldotna and Homer High School on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at the school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Community members listen to Alyse Galvin, who is running for the Alaska seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, speak during a meet and greet Sunday. Dec. 1, 2019 at K-Bay Caffee in Homer, Alaska. Galvin first ran to unseat Rep. Don Young in 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

U.S. Congress candidate Alyse Galvin makes stop in Homer

After making a respectable run to unseat Alaska’s sole U.S. Representative, Don Young, in 2018, Anchorage’s Alyse Galvin is back at it for the 2020… Continue reading

Community members listen to Alyse Galvin, who is running for the Alaska seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, speak during a meet and greet Sunday. Dec. 1, 2019 at K-Bay Caffee in Homer, Alaska. Galvin first ran to unseat Rep. Don Young in 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Fireweed Academy students take art to next level with public mural

Teachers and staff at Fireweed Academy in Homer are known for using the arts as a core tool in their curriculums. In no way is… Continue reading

Organizations open arms to community with Thanksgiving meals

Thanksgiving and other holidays are generally a time when families come together around a table to enjoy a meal and each other’s company. For those… Continue reading

Kachemak Bay Medical Center is now Kachemak Medical Group

The medical center formally known as Kachemak Bay Medical Clinic and owned by MediCenter has closed and reopened under a new name and in a… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos is sworn in as a new member of the Homer City Council at a Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Court date set for lawsuit over city election

Editor’s note: The hearing date for this case was changed after this story was published, and the article has been updated to reflect that change.… Continue reading

Storm Hansen-Cavasos is sworn in as a new member of the Homer City Council at a Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The Mariners celebrate a goal during a Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 hockey game against Kenai Central High School at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hockey ties with Kenai

The Homer and Kenai hockey teams ended in a 4-4 tie last Saturday after battling their way through both regulation play and a period of… Continue reading

The Mariners celebrate a goal during a Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 hockey game against Kenai Central High School at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Three nominated to serve on Homer Superior Court

The Alaska Judicial Council has nominated three people to be the first Superior Court Judge in Homer. The council met Nov. 4-8 in the communities… Continue reading

Trial delayed for Homer man accused of murder

A Kenai Superior Court Judge last week denied a motion by the defense in a murder case to have evidence excluded from the upcoming trial.… Continue reading

Homer hockey team wins End of the Road Shootout

The Homer hockey team lost eight seniors to graduation between last season and now, but you wouldn’t have known that by looking at the scoreboards… Continue reading

Evidence argued ahead of Homer murder trial

The beginning of a jury trial for a Homer man accused of murder hinges on an argument over what evidence can be admitted into that… Continue reading

Former council member files election contest suit in superior court

A former Homer City Council member has filed a lawsuit in Alaska Superior Court contesting the results of the last city election. Tom Stroozas filed… Continue reading

Meet the man behind one of Homer’s newest drive through coffee shacks

Ethan Smith wants to serve up good vibes along with a good buzz at The Coffeesmith

Homer Truffle Co. hosts Dia de los Muertos celebration

Homer’s traditional end-of-October celebrations in the form of trick or treating and haunted houses were joined this year by a new event — a celebration… Continue reading

Homer girls take third at swimming regions

The Homer girls swim team raced to third place in the Northern Lights Conference regional championships last weekend at Kenai Central High School, and Homer… Continue reading