Megan Pacer

Community members participate in an exploratory meeting Monday, April 15, 2019 to discuss the possibility of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District consolidating Homer High School and Homer Middle School, held at the high school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

District considers consolidating Homer High, Homer Middle Schools

As the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District makes contingency plans in case Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed cuts to education funding go through unaltered, Homer area… Continue reading

Community members participate in an exploratory meeting Monday, April 15, 2019 to discuss the possibility of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District consolidating Homer High School and Homer Middle School, held at the high school in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Community members submit comments about the Draft EIS for the proposed Pebble Mine to the Army Crops of Engineers through computers set up at an April 11, 2019 public hearing at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer community weighs in on Draft EIS for Pebble Mine

People from the Homer community and beyond flocked to Homer High School last Thursday to testify on the proposed Pebble Mine project, as well as… Continue reading

Community members submit comments about the Draft EIS for the proposed Pebble Mine to the Army Crops of Engineers through computers set up at an April 11, 2019 public hearing at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
West Homer Elementary School teacher Becky Paul explains the use of a feather used by whoever’s turn it is to speak before a group a fifth and sixth grade students perform a demonstration of restorative justice on March 22, 2019 at the School in Homer, Alaska. This is a new aspect of Homer’s Youth Court program that focuses on getting restorative justice practices into local schools. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Students learn problem solving through restorative justice practices

Editor’s note: This story has been edited to add information and to clarify that Homer Flex School was the first in the district to use… Continue reading

West Homer Elementary School teacher Becky Paul explains the use of a feather used by whoever’s turn it is to speak before a group a fifth and sixth grade students perform a demonstration of restorative justice on March 22, 2019 at the School in Homer, Alaska. This is a new aspect of Homer’s Youth Court program that focuses on getting restorative justice practices into local schools. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

School district to host meeting to discuss school consolidation

In considering ways to deal with proposed cuts to education at the state level, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is seeking input from Homer… Continue reading

Kids get taste of higher ed during Kids2College campus visit

Most kids in the sixth grade might not be picturing what it’s like to sit in a collegiate lecture hall, to pay for university credits… Continue reading

Soccer: Homer girls tie Soldotna in season opener

In their first effort of the season, Homer’s Lady Mariners stayed even with Soldotna’s soccer team for a 3-3 tie Tuesday night. The home game… Continue reading

Lifelong, youth learners to be honored

The time’s come again for the Friends of the Homer Public Library to recognize two community members for their dedication to learning through the years.… Continue reading

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming events General: Kids are invited to join Native Youth Olympics in Homer. Native Youth Olympics (NYO) is a collection of games that mimic the… Continue reading

Local demonstrators stand at WKFL Park on Thursday, April 4, 2019 in Homer, Alaska, joining protests done nationally to prompt the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Local demonstrators stand at WKFL Park on Thursday, April 4, 2019 in Homer, Alaska, joining protests done nationally to prompt the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Ordinance extending Homer water to Kachemak City lot stands

The City of Homer will indeed allow a lot in Kachemak City to hook up to Homer water, something prohibited by city policy. An effort… Continue reading

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)