Megan Pacer

Homer’s Lee Lowe scoops the puck away from the wall during a Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 game against Soldotna High School at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Stars swept the Mariners 4-0 in the fundraiser game that raised money for a Mat-Su Valley ice rink damaged by the Nov. 30 earthquake. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

SoHi sweeps Homer in fundraiser game for damaged valley rink

The Big Lake Rec Center came out the big winner of Friday’s hockey match up between Soldotna and Homer. After the Nov. 30 earthquake damaged… Continue reading

Homer’s Lee Lowe scoops the puck away from the wall during a Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 game against Soldotna High School at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Stars swept the Mariners 4-0 in the fundraiser game that raised money for a Mat-Su Valley ice rink damaged by the Nov. 30 earthquake. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Highway workers and spectators look at Sulczynski’s car stuck on a section of an off-ramp that collapsed during an earthquake Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. Sulczynski was not injured attempting to exit Minnesota Drive at International Airport Road. Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and buckled roads Friday morning in Anchorage, prompting people to run from their offices or seek shelter under office desks, while a tsunami warning had some seeking higher ground. (Photo by Dan Joling/Associated Press)

Alaska continues to recover from 7 magnitude earthquake

Homer residents got a rough wake-up call at 8:29 a.m. Friday in the form of a 7 magnitude earthquake that rattled the Kenai Peninsula, Anchorage… Continue reading

Highway workers and spectators look at Sulczynski’s car stuck on a section of an off-ramp that collapsed during an earthquake Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. Sulczynski was not injured attempting to exit Minnesota Drive at International Airport Road. Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and buckled roads Friday morning in Anchorage, prompting people to run from their offices or seek shelter under office desks, while a tsunami warning had some seeking higher ground. (Photo by Dan Joling/Associated Press)
From left to right: Public Works Director Carey Meyer, Water and Sewer Superintendent Todd Cook, City Manager Katie Koester, Richard Klopp, lead water distribution and wastewater collection operator, and Mayor Ken Castner celebrate Klopp being named Wastewater Operator of the Year award by the Alaska Rural Water Association during the Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 Homer City Council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

City worker named wastewater operator of the year

Homer’s lead water distribution and wastewater collection operator has earned a top honor for his work with the city. Richard Klopp was named Wastewater Operator… Continue reading

From left to right: Public Works Director Carey Meyer, Water and Sewer Superintendent Todd Cook, City Manager Katie Koester, Richard Klopp, lead water distribution and wastewater collection operator, and Mayor Ken Castner celebrate Klopp being named Wastewater Operator of the Year award by the Alaska Rural Water Association during the Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 Homer City Council meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer’s Lee Lowe skates in front of Talyn Meyer to foil a breakaway the Eagle River skater got during their game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Wolves beat the Mariners 8-0. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming Hockey: The Mariner Hockey team will travel this weekend for games at West Anchorage High School on Friday at 6:30 p.m., and against Service… Continue reading

Homer’s Lee Lowe skates in front of Talyn Meyer to foil a breakaway the Eagle River skater got during their game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Wolves beat the Mariners 8-0. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Highway workers and spectators look at a car A car belonging to Homer resident Tom Sulczynski stuck on a section of an off-ramp that collapsed during an earthquake Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. The driver was not injured attempting to exit Minnesota Drive at International Airport Road. Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and buckled roads Friday morning in Anchorage, prompting people to run from their offices or seek shelter under office desks, while a tsunami warning had some seeking higher ground. (Dan Joling | Associated Press)

7.0 quake shakes peninsula, brief tsunami warning for Homer

UPDATE: Homer residents got a rough wake up call Friday morning in the form of a 7 magnitude earthquake that rattled the Kenai Peninsula, Anchorage,… Continue reading

Highway workers and spectators look at a car A car belonging to Homer resident Tom Sulczynski stuck on a section of an off-ramp that collapsed during an earthquake Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. The driver was not injured attempting to exit Minnesota Drive at International Airport Road. Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and buckled roads Friday morning in Anchorage, prompting people to run from their offices or seek shelter under office desks, while a tsunami warning had some seeking higher ground. (Dan Joling | Associated Press)
In this December 2016 photo, cannabis plants grow in a standard cultivation space inside Croy’s Enterprises near Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Manufacturing license for new Homer pot shop gets OK from council

A new cannabis operation in Homer is another step closer to having all the licensing it needs in order to open. 420 on Main, if… Continue reading

In this December 2016 photo, cannabis plants grow in a standard cultivation space inside Croy’s Enterprises near Soldotna, Alaska. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
From left to right: Homer City Council members Rachel Lord, Caroline Venuti, Heath Smith, former Mayor Bryan Zak, council members Tom Stroozas and Shelly Erickson, Homer Mayor Ken Castner and City Manager Katie Koester celebrate an official recognition of Zak and his time serving the city during the council’s Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Council talks 2019 budget

It’s budgeting season at the city of Homer once again, and Homer City Council members devoted much of their time at a meeting Monday fleshing… Continue reading

From left to right: Homer City Council members Rachel Lord, Caroline Venuti, Heath Smith, former Mayor Bryan Zak, council members Tom Stroozas and Shelly Erickson, Homer Mayor Ken Castner and City Manager Katie Koester celebrate an official recognition of Zak and his time serving the city during the council’s Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 meeting at Homer City Hall in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Seasoned ski coach steps into head position for Homer’s team

Alison O’Hara is technically the new head coach for Homer’s cross-country ski team, but she’s no stranger to the sport or teaching it to young… Continue reading

First grade student Elizabeth Parke practices holding a cardboard violin, in anticipation of the real thing, at Fireweed Academy in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Miranda Weiss)

Fireweed becomes second Homer school to employ group music program

There’s something growing in Homer, and it’s not a giant fungus or the many glaciers. An ensemble music program that’s sweeping education internationally has made… Continue reading

First grade student Elizabeth Parke practices holding a cardboard violin, in anticipation of the real thing, at Fireweed Academy in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Miranda Weiss)
Homer’s Ethan Pitzman skates with the puck during the last game of the End of the Road Shootout, against Wasilla, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Service sweeps End of the Road Shootout

Service High School dominated the End of the Road Tournament last weekend in Homer, claiming victory with a 3-0 sweep. The Homer hockey team hosted… Continue reading

Homer’s Ethan Pitzman skates with the puck during the last game of the End of the Road Shootout, against Wasilla, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Ingredients sit in one of the many boxes filled with food by the Kachemak Bay Lion’s Club for their annual Thanksgiving baskets Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at the Homer United Methodist Church in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Photos: Thanksgiving Basket Program

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Ingredients sit in one of the many boxes filled with food by the Kachemak Bay Lion’s Club for their annual Thanksgiving baskets Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at the Homer United Methodist Church in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer wrestlers hold their own at Lancer Smith tournament

Homer’s wrestling team took 17th place last weekend in a large tournament held in Wasilla. The Mariners scored 42.5 points in the Lancer Smith Memorial… Continue reading

Lady Mariners take fourth at 3A state volleyball championships

In their first appearance at the Class 3A state volleyball championship since 2015, the Homer volleyball team came away in fourth place with a 2-2… Continue reading

Kevin Bell Arena, shown here on Nov. 14, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hockey launches into season with Palmer Showdown

Homer’s hockey team came out of the Palmer Hockey Showdown with a 1-2 showing last weekend at the MTA Events Center. The team started off… Continue reading

Kevin Bell Arena, shown here on Nov. 14, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Photos: Veterans Day

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Homer wrestlers take fourth in Anchorage invite

Homer’s wrestling team nabbed fourth place at the ACS Denali Auto Glass Invite on Saturday at Anchorage Christian Schools. The Bethel Warriors won the event… Continue reading

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                                Sarah Vance smiles at a GOP victory party Tuesday at Land’s End.

Election: Vance defeats Seaton, Dunleavy poised to be governor

Alaskans spoke Tuesday night, and they said they wanted Republican Mike Dunleavy for their next governor. Voters in Alaska House District 31 also chose political… Continue reading

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                                Sarah Vance smiles at a GOP victory party Tuesday at Land’s End.
Port Graham resident Ryan Meganack’s makeshift camp, about 400 feet from his mother’s home in the village across Kachemak Bay from Homer, where he was found and arrested in Dec. 2016. (Photo courtesy U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska)

Port Graham man sentenced for faking own death, causing expensive search response

A man who faked his own death in 2016 to avoid a court appearance and triggered an expensive and needless search and rescue operation has… Continue reading

Port Graham resident Ryan Meganack’s makeshift camp, about 400 feet from his mother’s home in the village across Kachemak Bay from Homer, where he was found and arrested in Dec. 2016. (Photo courtesy U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska)

Photos: Rotary Health Fair

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