Megan Pacer

Students from Fireweed Academy listen to a presentation during an Oct. 8, 2018 field trip to the Homer Courthouse in Homer, Alaska. There, the learned more about the law, law enforcement and the inner workings of the court. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Fireweed students get a look at local court system

Fireweed Academy students headed back to their classrooms with a lot more knowledge of their local court system after a field trip to the Homer… Continue reading

Students from Fireweed Academy listen to a presentation during an Oct. 8, 2018 field trip to the Homer Courthouse in Homer, Alaska. There, the learned more about the law, law enforcement and the inner workings of the court. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Movie lovers wait outside of Barb’s Video and DVD before it opens Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Saturday was the first day of a sale of the Barb’s merchandise. The business will officially close on Oct. 31. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Photos: Film frenzy

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Movie lovers wait outside of Barb’s Video and DVD before it opens Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Saturday was the first day of a sale of the Barb’s merchandise. The business will officially close on Oct. 31. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Daisy Lee Anderson Bitter accepts the 2018 Land at Heart Award from the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 during the Open Spaces and Wild Places Gala at Wasabi’s Bistro in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Conservation advocate Daisy Lee Andersen Bitter wins Land at Heart Award

Editor’s note: The story has been updated to correct the spelling in the headline of Daisy Lee Andersen Bitter’s maiden name and to also note… Continue reading

Daisy Lee Anderson Bitter accepts the 2018 Land at Heart Award from the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 during the Open Spaces and Wild Places Gala at Wasabi’s Bistro in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Paul Seaton, nonpartisan candidate for the Democratic Party nomination, District 31 Representative. (Homer News file photo)

Q&A with Paul Seaton

Ahead of the November general election, the Homer News conducted interviews with incumbent Alaska House of Representatives District 31 Rep. Paul Seaton and newcomer Sarah… Continue reading

Paul Seaton, nonpartisan candidate for the Democratic Party nomination, District 31 Representative. (Homer News file photo)
Nikiski’s Kaycee Bostic jumps to block a hit from Homer’s Tonda Smude during their game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer volleyball tops Nikiski for first time since 2014

The young women of Homer’s high school volleyball team did something on their court Saturday night that hasn’t been done since 2014: they beat Nikiski… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Kaycee Bostic jumps to block a hit from Homer’s Tonda Smude during their game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Anchorage woman found dead in RV after trooper standoff in Ninilchik

Troopers found an Anchorage woman dead on her property in Ninilchik after an hours-long standoff Saturday. The woman, 58-year-old Kathy Vancleve, was found in her… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Superior Court finds borough invocation policy violates Constitution

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include more background information and quotes from sources including Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce. The Alaska Superior Court… Continue reading

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Students get an up close look at a salmon during an educational egg take trip to the Anchor River on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska. Eggs are harvested and fertilized, then sent back to each classroom so the students can watch them grow into fry. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Students kick off Salmon in the Classroom program with egg take

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to correct the organization Fish and Game gets the salmon from for the egg take event in the… Continue reading

Students get an up close look at a salmon during an educational egg take trip to the Anchor River on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska. Eggs are harvested and fertilized, then sent back to each classroom so the students can watch them grow into fry. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer falls to SoHi in home game

The Homer High School volleyball team took a loss from visiting Soldotna High School in a non conference Tuesday night “pink out” game. The Lady… Continue reading

Council approves funding for Karen Hornaday Park improvements

Karen Hornaday Park will get some needed adjustments, but not everything the Parks, Art, Recreation and Culture Advisory Commission originally wanted. The Homer City Council… Continue reading

Troopers and others stand near the spot where a black SUV crashed into the front of the Anchor Point Post Office on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska. In this photo, the vehicle has been moved out of the building, leaving behind a large hole in the front of the post office. (Photo by Yvonne Prucha)

Motorist drives into Anchor Point Post Office

The Anchor Point Post Office got an unanticipated remodel when a motorist drove through the front of the building Friday afternoon. An employee and someone… Continue reading

Troopers and others stand near the spot where a black SUV crashed into the front of the Anchor Point Post Office on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 in Anchor Point, Alaska. In this photo, the vehicle has been moved out of the building, leaving behind a large hole in the front of the post office. (Photo by Yvonne Prucha)

Light the Night marchers bring addiction and recovery into the light

A few dozen residents and their children worked to shine a little brighter light on substance abuse Saturday at Homer’s first Light the Night march.… Continue reading

Homer’s Marina Carroll jumps to block a ball during the Lady Mariner’s game against Houston High School on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer sweeps weekend home games

The Lady Mariners saw a successful weekend of volleyball played on their home court. They first swept Redington High School in a 3-0 game, winning… Continue reading

Homer’s Marina Carroll jumps to block a ball during the Lady Mariner’s game against Houston High School on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Nancy Lord, left, and Donna Aderhold, right, wave signs on Pioneer Avenue on election day in Homer. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer gets a new mayor, same assembly member in municipal election

In unofficial election results for the lower Kenai Peninsula elections, Ken Castner is the apparent winner for Homer Mayor, defeating three-term former city council member… Continue reading

Nancy Lord, left, and Donna Aderhold, right, wave signs on Pioneer Avenue on election day in Homer. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Nancy Lord, left, and Donna Aderhold, right, wave signs on Pioneer Avenue on election day, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. Lord campaigned for her husband, Ken Castner, the apparent winner in the city of Homer mayoral race. Aderhold was the top vote-getter for the race for two Homer City Council seats. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer gets a new mayor, same assembly member in municipal election

In unofficial election results for the lower Kenai Peninsula elections, Ken Castner is the apparent winner for Homer Mayor, defeating three-term former city council member… Continue reading

Nancy Lord, left, and Donna Aderhold, right, wave signs on Pioneer Avenue on election day, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. Lord campaigned for her husband, Ken Castner, the apparent winner in the city of Homer mayoral race. Aderhold was the top vote-getter for the race for two Homer City Council seats. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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                                Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Willy Dunne, pictured here, is running for re-election in October for a second term.

Willy Dunne seeks second Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly term

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to clarify that Willy Dunne’s opinion piece he sought to run in local newspapers was about an ordinance… Continue reading

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                                Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Willy Dunne, pictured here, is running for re-election in October for a second term.
Single-use plastic bags litter the side of Lake Street on Sept. 25, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

City takes another stab at banning single-use plastic bags

The merits and dangers of single-use, disposable plastic bags are once again up for debate in Homer. Homer City Council member Caroline Venuti sponsored an… Continue reading

Single-use plastic bags litter the side of Lake Street on Sept. 25, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Homer’s Marina Carroll jumps to set the ball over the net to Seward High School during one of their games Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer volleyball snags win from Seward in fifth set

Homer’s volleyball game against Seward High School on Saturday remained true to the name of the game, as the set wins went back and forth… Continue reading

Homer’s Marina Carroll jumps to set the ball over the net to Seward High School during one of their games Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Aderhold, Smith look forward to next terms on city council

Donna Aderhold and Heath Smith are gearing up to continue their work on the Homer City Council after the Oct. 2 borough-wide election. While there… Continue reading

Five of the six Homer City Council members (from left to right: Donna Aderhold, Shelly Erickson, Caroline Venuti, Heath Smith and Rachel Lord) smile at the grand opening for the extended Greatland Street on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

City celebrates Greatland Street grand opening

Motorists now have another option for getting from Pioneer Avenue to the Sterling Highway, and city representatives are pretty excited about it. A handful of… Continue reading

Five of the six Homer City Council members (from left to right: Donna Aderhold, Shelly Erickson, Caroline Venuti, Heath Smith and Rachel Lord) smile at the grand opening for the extended Greatland Street on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)