Megan Pacer

Participants in the 2019 Women’s March on Homer gather at WKFL Park following the march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Women, men and children march on Homer for third time

The title of the Women’s March on Homer can be misleading. In the third local iteration of the national march movement started in 2016, myriad… Continue reading

Participants in the 2019 Women’s March on Homer gather at WKFL Park following the march Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Deputy City Planner Julie Engebretsen explains elements of the Homer Education and Recreation Complex and plans for dealing with the devolving buildings during a Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 community meeting at City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

City answers HERC questions

The city of Homer is looking for public input as it pushes on in its quest to solve the problem of the Homer Education and… Continue reading

Deputy City Planner Julie Engebretsen explains elements of the Homer Education and Recreation Complex and plans for dealing with the devolving buildings during a Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 community meeting at City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Snow caps a mountain range as seen on a flight from Anchorage to Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Out of the Office: What are men to rocks and mountains?

I’ve met a lot of addicts since moving to Alaska. Not the kind you think, though. My friends are constantly searching for their next fix… Continue reading

Snow caps a mountain range as seen on a flight from Anchorage to Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A curling stone is swept across the ice during a Learn to Curl clinic Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The clinic was a fundraiser for the Homer Curling Club. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Former Olympic curler helps supports Homer club

A year after the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, when the U.S. men’s curling team scored an unexpected victory over Sweden to earn a gold… Continue reading

A curling stone is swept across the ice during a Learn to Curl clinic Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The clinic was a fundraiser for the Homer Curling Club. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbie Speakman unveils the winning photo that will grace the cover of the chamber’s next visitor guide at a Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 annual chamber meeting at the Best Western in Homer, Alaska. Russel Campbell of Wandering Nomad Photography took the photo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Chamber to refocus efforts on Halibut Jackpot Derby

Though the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s finances are currently healthy, the organization is going to reassess the handling of its annual Jackpot Halibut Derby, which… Continue reading

Homer Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbie Speakman unveils the winning photo that will grace the cover of the chamber’s next visitor guide at a Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 annual chamber meeting at the Best Western in Homer, Alaska. Russel Campbell of Wandering Nomad Photography took the photo. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer’s Hannah Hatfield wins a loose ball from Soldotna High School’s Morgan Bouschor during a Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Mariner basketball roundup

Homer’s basketball teams found mixed success at home and on the road over the last week, ultimately both falling to Soldotna High School in Southcentral… Continue reading

Homer’s Hannah Hatfield wins a loose ball from Soldotna High School’s Morgan Bouschor during a Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer City Hall.

Homer council talks police station, voting

Members of the Homer City Council had plenty to discuss after a several-week break from business over the holidays. Starting out at a worksession before… Continue reading

Homer City Hall.

Industry Outlook Forum highlights economic opportunities large and small

Industries both giant and small were given a spotlight at this year’s Industry Outlook Forum, put on by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and… Continue reading

Homer’s first baby enters 2019 with a bang

Homer’s first baby born in 2019 gave her family a bit of a scare when she arrived, but is otherwise happy and healthy. Sequoia Snow… Continue reading

Homer athletics director, coach, joins Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame

When Homer wrestling coach and high school athletic director Chris Perk found out last month he was about to be inducted into the Alaska Wrestling… Continue reading

Homer skater Tyler Gilliland, having lost his stick, kicks the puck out of a scuffle with two Kenai Central High School players during a Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 game at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hockey skates over Kenai

The visiting Kenai Kardinals fell in a Southcentral Conference match-up with the Homer Mariners on Tuesday, though not without a fight. Homer started off strong,… Continue reading

Homer skater Tyler Gilliland, having lost his stick, kicks the puck out of a scuffle with two Kenai Central High School players during a Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 game at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Cross-country skiing: Members of the ski team will participate in the Grace Invite on Jan. 18-19 in Anchorage. Hockey: Homer’s hockey team will… Continue reading

Fireworks explode in the sky above Mariner Park on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Photos: New Year’s Eve fireworks

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Fireworks explode in the sky above Mariner Park on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homestead kids tell their tales

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to add information. Four local children from homestead families – now grown with extensive families of their own… Continue reading

The latest version of the Barb’s Video sign was painted by Dan Coe, as seen in this photo taken Sept. 22, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Barb’s Video to close its doors this month

Editor’s note: The origin of Barb’s Video was incorrect in an earlier version of this story. It has been corrected to note that Barb Jacobs… Continue reading

The latest version of the Barb’s Video sign was painted by Dan Coe, as seen in this photo taken Sept. 22, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Homer News file photo)

After complaints, state board finds Homer physical therapist didn’t violate regulations

Two complaints made against a physical therapist at South Peninsula Hospital to the state’s licensing board for therapists have been reviewed and closed. An unidentified… Continue reading

An aerial photo taken in 2014 shows the current South Peninsula Hospital campus. (Homer News file photo)

Photos: Holiday cheer

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<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Wendy Todd</span>
                                The Homer girls basketball team holds their first place trophy at the Service Cougar Tip Off tournament, held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. Top row from left to right: Marina Carroll, Cora Parish, Bri Hetrick, Rylyn Todd, Alia bales, Kelli Bishop, Lexi Dawson, Laura Inama, Manager Brooke Knotte, and Manager Katie Clark. Bottom row: Shelly Johnson, Alexis Kreger, Hannah Hatfield, and Rylee Doughty.

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Cross-country skiing — The Mariner skiers are next scheduled to compete on Jan. 18 and 19 at the Grace Invite. Basketball — The… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Wendy Todd</span>
                                The Homer girls basketball team holds their first place trophy at the Service Cougar Tip Off tournament, held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. Top row from left to right: Marina Carroll, Cora Parish, Bri Hetrick, Rylyn Todd, Alia bales, Kelli Bishop, Lexi Dawson, Laura Inama, Manager Brooke Knotte, and Manager Katie Clark. Bottom row: Shelly Johnson, Alexis Kreger, Hannah Hatfield, and Rylee Doughty.
Homer City Hall.

Homer City Council passes 2019 budget

Homer has a budget to work from for the coming year. The Homer City Council unanimously passed the 2019 budget with no discussion and little… Continue reading

Homer City Hall.
The HERC Building as seen in a 2010 file photo from the upper parking lot at Woodside Avenue. At the time the Kachemak Bay Campus used the building as temporary office and classroom space while the Pioneer Avenue building was being remodeled, one of several uses of the HERC since the city acquired it from the Kenai Peninsula Borough in 2000. (Homer News file photo)

Task force makes final HERC recommendations

After about six months of work and research, members of the Homer Education and Recreation Complex Task Force presented their findings to the Homer City… Continue reading

The HERC Building as seen in a 2010 file photo from the upper parking lot at Woodside Avenue. At the time the Kachemak Bay Campus used the building as temporary office and classroom space while the Pioneer Avenue building was being remodeled, one of several uses of the HERC since the city acquired it from the Kenai Peninsula Borough in 2000. (Homer News file photo)