Megan Pacer

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Borough seeks board members for new fire, EMS service area

Western Emergency Service Area board of directors will be appointed by borough mayor

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building in Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
Participants gather at a rally to commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Rally held to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Small crowd protests quick confirmation process for Amy Coney Barrett

Participants gather at a rally to commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at WKFL Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Rep. Don Young speaks during a campaign event Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Rep. Don Young visits Homer on campaign trail

In a small campaign event with supporters in Homer, Rep. Don Young touted his years of experience and spoke of November’s upcoming election as a… Continue reading

Rep. Don Young speaks during a campaign event Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State reports 204 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

15 of them are on Kenai Peninsula, 2 in Homer

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)

Local legislative aide fired after arrest

Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) has fired one of her aides after he was arrested for alleged assault earlier this month. Adam Hykes of Homer was… Continue reading

The Homer Courthouse. (Homer News file photo)
Sarah Dayan. (Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers)

Homer woman indicted for murder of Soldotna man

Keith Huss of Soldotna was found shot to death in late September, troopers say

Sarah Dayan. (Photo courtesy Alaska State Troopers)
Nanwalek School teacher Jim Reinseth, in April 18, 2018. (Photo courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)

Award-winning Nanwalek teacher dies in house fire

James Reinseth had taught at the remote school since 2007

Nanwalek School teacher Jim Reinseth, in April 18, 2018. (Photo courtesy Kenai Peninsula Borough School District)
Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) poses for a photo on June 12, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Hannah Vance)

Candidate Q&A: Sarah Vance

Vance looks for another term in the Alaska House of Representatives

Rep. Sarah Vance (R-Homer) poses for a photo on June 12, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Hannah Vance)
A short line forms outside of Homer City Hall as people wait to vote in the regular municipal election on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

City council certifies election results

Ken Castner, Caroline Venuti and Rachel Lord will continue serving the city

A short line forms outside of Homer City Hall as people wait to vote in the regular municipal election on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Alaska House District 31 candidate Kelly Cooper. (Photo by Tim Steinberg)

Candidate Q&A: Kelly Cooper

Assembly President and business owner seeks first term in Alaska House

Alaska House District 31 candidate Kelly Cooper. (Photo by Tim Steinberg)
This Jan. 18, 2020, photo shows people preparing to get on a Ravn Connect airplane at the airport in Bethel, Alaska, for a flight to Toksook Bay. The abrupt shutdown of RavnAir Group sent community leaders, the U.S. Postal Service and other local carriers scrambling to help get needed freight to remote Alaska villages. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Ravn set to take off in Homer once again

Ravn Alaska aims to begin commuter air service in November

This Jan. 18, 2020, photo shows people preparing to get on a Ravn Connect airplane at the airport in Bethel, Alaska, for a flight to Toksook Bay. The abrupt shutdown of RavnAir Group sent community leaders, the U.S. Postal Service and other local carriers scrambling to help get needed freight to remote Alaska villages. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

3 new COVID-19 cases reported on southern Kenai Peninsula on Wednesday

There is 1 new case each in Homer, Fritz Creek and the ‘Other South’ category

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Southern Kenai Peninsula region of school district moves to medium risk

Schools in the central, eastern peninsula regions are at high risk

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

McNeil Canyon will go remote on Monday due to COVID-19 case

This is the 3rd COVID-19 case associated with a southern peninsula school

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
The author hikes up a ridge on the way to Lost Lake on Aug. 28, 2020 near Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Lauren Jerew)

Out of the Office: Out of your bubble

People say that Alaska is their backyard, their playground — that they know this or that mountain like that back of their own hand. In… Continue reading

The author hikes up a ridge on the way to Lost Lake on Aug. 28, 2020 near Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Lauren Jerew)
Homer’s Sly Gaona (No. 8) and Nestor Kalugin (No. 48) tackle Soldotna’s Austin Escott during a Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 football game at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soldotna football tops Homer on homecoming

The Homer football team fell to the Soldotna Stars 61-14 on homecoming night. The Stars had been scheduled to play Kenai last weekend, but the… Continue reading

Homer’s Sly Gaona (No. 8) and Nestor Kalugin (No. 48) tackle Soldotna’s Austin Escott during a Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 football game at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A row of footballs at the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Two Homer football coaches test positive for COVID-19

School remains open to in-person learners, football program quarantining

A row of footballs at the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Registered Nurse Annie Garay puts the finishing touches on South Peninsula Hospital's new COVID-19 testing site, located at the lower level of the hospital's specialty clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. It's a self-swab site where people register at one window, and collect a swab kit from a nurse at another window. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Registered Nurse Annie Garay puts the finishing touches on South Peninsula Hospital's new COVID-19 testing site, located at the lower level of the hospital's specialty clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. It's a self-swab site where people register at one window, and collect a swab kit from a nurse at another window. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer's Gracie Gummer and Kenai's Erin Koziczkowski meet across the net during a Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 volleyball game in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai netters defeat Homer

The Homer volleyball team fell to the visiting Kardinals on Tuesday night while Kenai continued their winning streak this season. The Mariners won the first… Continue reading

Homer's Gracie Gummer and Kenai's Erin Koziczkowski meet across the net during a Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 volleyball game in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer’s Madison Story swims the breaststroke leg of the girls 200 yard medley relay Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 during a dual meet against Seward High School at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer’s Madison Story swims the breaststroke leg of the girls 200 yard medley relay Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 during a dual meet against Seward High School at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)