Megan Pacer

City seeks to end land dispute with Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority by purchasing Homer Spit lot

The Homer City Council introduced an ordinance at its Monday meeting that seeks to end a years-long legal dispute over a piece of land on… Continue reading

Health Fair about more than just flu shots

From free eye screenings to the dangers of smoking and everything in between, no one who attended last Saturday’s Rotary Health Fair had the chance… Continue reading

Students, parents show off holiday spirit this Halloween

There’s more than one way to celebrate Halloween, and lower Kenai Peninsula schools this year showed they know just how to do it. One of… Continue reading

Weekly high school sports highlights

Upcoming events Swim/Dive: The Homer Mariner swim and dive team will compete at Regions at 11 .m. Friday, Oct. 27, and at 1 p.m. Saturday,… Continue reading

Take a day to be well for Health Fair

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Not Christmas, but the time when Homer residents can access free and discounted health information and screening… Continue reading

Homer drafts budget for fiscal year 2018

It’s budget season once again, and city of Homer residents still have time to weigh in on said budget before it’s locked in. The Homer… Continue reading

Elementary students learn from middle schoolers through mentorship program

Both first and eighth graders charted some somewhat unfamiliar territory on Tuesday as they teamed up to learn about the science of sound through a… Continue reading

Senior Spotlight: David Sanarov

If there’s one thing you couldn’t get away with calling Head of the Bay Cougars defensive lineman and running back David Sanarov, it’s lazy. It’s… Continue reading

Homer takes Round Robin Rumble, looks forward to strong season

Members of the Homer wrestling team showed they mean business this year by capturing the top spot in a weekend tournament for the second time… Continue reading

Russian Old Believer football program forges ahead into fifth season

The Head of the Bay Cougars have five seasons and just about as many wins under their belt. While these won’t look like compelling stats… Continue reading

Legendary midwife retires

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct Julie McCarron's age. “Every woman deserves a midwife.” That’s the mantra you’ll likely hear if you… Continue reading

Women pioneers talk early Alaska days

Graduation held in an airport hangar, harrowing commutes to work across the tumultuous Cook Inlet, and mail dropped by airplanes overhead. While these may sound… Continue reading

Program recognizes student talents not shown on report card

Work ethic, attitude, altruism: All helpful traits to have in a growing student, but not always able to be captured on a report card. A… Continue reading

School sites talk budget

For a short time Tuesday night, schools from all corners of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District were connected by a common cause and presentation:… Continue reading

Weekly high school sports highlights

Upcoming events Homer High School Wrestling: Friday, Oct. 20, Round Robin Duals in the Alice Witte Gymnasium at 3 p.m. Then on Saturday, Oct. 21,… Continue reading

Mariners fall short of state championship

The Mariners fell short of what would have been their first Division III football state championship in school history on Saturday, losing to Barrow High… Continue reading

Council to recommend no onsite smoking, vaping or dabbing of marijuana

Editor's note: The headline has been changed to clarify that the council opposes onsite consumption of smoking, dabbing and vaping at commercial cannabis retail establishments.… Continue reading

Paul Banks Elementary students get schooled in Beluga Lake, Slough ecology

What lies in the depths of Beluga Lake is now slightly less mysterious to Jennifer Waltenbaugh’s second grade class from Paul Banks Elementary School. The… Continue reading

Weekly high school sports highlights

Upcoming events Homer High School Volleyball: The volleyball teams will compete at Grace Christian School at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Friday,… Continue reading