Megan Pacer

Homer council to revisit issue of extending water to Kachemak City lot

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to correct the date of the next Homer City Council meeting. The date is Monday, April 8. The… Continue reading

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming events General: There will be a Slush Cup & Rowan Springer Day held Sunday, April 7 from 1-3 p.m. at the Ohlson Mountain Rope… Continue reading

Homer hosts first NYO Games invitational

For the first time since the lower Kenai Peninsula organized a Native Youth Olympics Games program, it hosted its own invitational over the weekend at… Continue reading

Greer, Kornfield take top spots in Sea to Ski Triathlon

Dozens of outdoor enthusiasts from both the Homer area and beyond took advantage of one of the last weekends of skiing on Sunday for the… Continue reading

Council votes to extend water service to Kachemak City lot

Mayor Ken Castner on Tuesday night broke his campaign promise that he would not vote to break a tie on the Homer City Council. Castner… Continue reading

Community rallies around Wasabi’s Bistro after racist vandalism

When Wasabi’s Bistro just outside of Homer was vandalized with a racist message sometime between last Wednesday night and Thursday morning, some in the Homer… Continue reading

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming events General: Minni Soccer Camp to be held from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 in the Homer High School Gym. This is a fundraiser… Continue reading

Anglers return in their boats to the Homer Harbor from Kachemak Bay at the end of the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament held Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Eagle River woman is first to win Winter King Salmon Tournament

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to note that in 1999 a woman won the Homer Elks Winter King Tournament. Eagle River resident Shayna… Continue reading

Anglers return in their boats to the Homer Harbor from Kachemak Bay at the end of the Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament held Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Chicago transplant creates Homer podcast

Alex Trokey is convinced everyone in Homer, Alaska, has a story worth telling, and he’s on a mission to hear as many as he can… Continue reading

Mayor Ken Castner addresses a crowd of people at a Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Homer Chamber of Commerce meeting during a “State of the City” address at the Best Western Bidarka Inn in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Mayor, city manager give update on city

Things outside Homer don’t look great, but the city will continue to weather the storm well. That’s according to Mayor Ken Castner and City Manager… Continue reading

Mayor Ken Castner addresses a crowd of people at a Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Homer Chamber of Commerce meeting during a “State of the City” address at the Best Western Bidarka Inn in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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)