Megan Pacer

Several churches, groups are offering free Thanksgiving meals in Homer

Sometimes pulling out all the stops for the Thanksgiving holiday is fun — having the whole family gather around the table after a day of… Continue reading

Weekly sports highlights

Upcoming events: Homer High School Hockey: The Homer High School hockey team will play Wasilla at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Kevin Bell… Continue reading

In their first First Friday showcase, Kachemak Bay Quilters focus on giving back to others

Some people make art to have a creative outlet, something just for themselves. Others, like the Kachemak Bay Quilters, take a more altruistic approach. The… Continue reading

Coaches, skiers look forward to season

Ever wonder what those cross-country runners do in the winter to stay fit. Chances are, at least for the high schoolers, you’ll find quite a… Continue reading

Local fisherman enters Homer art scene

For someone who has lived in Homer since the day they were born, like Oceana Wills, there is rarely uncharted territory left to explore. But… Continue reading

Weekly sports highlights

Upcoming events: Homer High School Hockey: The End of the Road Hockey Tourney will begin Thursday at Kevin Bell Arena, and continue Friday and Saturday.… Continue reading

Homer wins awards for source water, wastewater operator for rural Alaska

Homer is being recognized for the treatment of one of its most basic resources — water — in comparison to other small cities within the… Continue reading

Homer celebrates Veterans Day in style

The increasingly bitter cold could not keep Homer residents from getting out to honor their fellow countrymen on Veterans Day this past Saturday. The federal… Continue reading

Weekly sports highlights

Upcoming events: Wrestling: Homer will host the Grace Christian Grizzlies at 6 p.m. today in the Alice Witte Gymnasium. They travel to Nikiski on Friday,… Continue reading

KESA medic treated 19 patients after Las Vegas mass shooting

A Homer-area first responder deployed by the American Red Cross to help in the aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting found that the best… Continue reading

Annual Punkin Chuckin’ event litters West Homer Elementary field with gourd carcasses

You’ve heard the expression “raining cats and dogs,” but unless you’re familiar with the traditions of West Homer Elementary, you may have been confused if… Continue reading

Preliminary concept designs for police station complete

The Homer City Council got its first look last week at what kind of new police station the city could get for $6 million and… Continue reading

Homer students aid wounded homeless man while on trip to Anchorage for hockey

Several young Homer hockey players got more than they bargained for this past weekend during a trip to Anchorage to play when they came across… Continue reading

Planning commission approves conditional use permit for Aspen Hotel across from Safeway

Workers could break ground on a new 72-room Aspen Hotel in Homer by May 2018 if all goes according to plan, according to the project’s… Continue reading

Lady Mariners take fourth in Southcentral Conference tourney

The Homer varsity volleyball team came in fourth at the Southcentral Conference Championships over the weekend in Homer. Held at Homer High School, the tournament… Continue reading

Girls swim and dive team takes seventh at state championship meet

The Homer Mariners swimmers and divers came back from the 2017 ASAA State Swimming and Diving State Championships in Anchorage with a few new records… Continue reading

Paul Banks Elementary second graders get festive with turkey project

Students at Paul Banks Elementary created some “turkeys in disguise” ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Check out their handy work. All photos submitted by Wendy… Continue reading

Retired educator uses veterans archives to teach history about WWII

What’s the difference between a sensor and a censor? Does it mean anything if a stamp is upside down? What is the significance of June… Continue reading

Homer swimmers, divers break school records

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the final team scores for the Region III competition. The girls took fourth, and the boys… Continue reading

Weekly high school sports highlights

Upcoming events Homer High School There will be a cross-country ski parent meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 in the staff lounge. Hockey: The… Continue reading