Megan Pacer

Protesters stand in the Homer High School Commons at the end of a rally held by Cook Inletkeeper at the same time as a April 11, 2019 public hearing hosted by the Army Corps of Engineers to take comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Pebble Mine, held at the high school in Homer, Alaska. The protesters marched from their rally outside the school into the commons with the intention of marching into the hearing. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer community weighs in on Draft EIS for Pebble Mine

Dozens of people filed into the stands in the Alice Witte Gymnasium to give their comments

 

The words “Trump 2020” are spray painted onto a wall at Wasabi’s Bistro, shown here Thursday, March 21, 2019 just outside of Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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

 

Racist messages are spray painted onto a wall at Wasabi’s Bistro, shown here Thursday, March 21, 2019 just outside of Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Wasabi’s Bistro vandalized with racist message

Editor’s note: There are descriptions of racism in this article that may be disturbing to some. Wasabi’s Bistro just outside of Homer was vandalized with… Continue reading

 

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                                Mike Heatwole, vice president of public affairs for the Pebble Limited Partnership, speaks to a crowd of people Tuesday, March 19 during a community meeting at Land’s End Resort in Homer.

Peninsula residents question Pebble Partnership in community meeting

Pebble representatives touted the redesigned project

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                                Mike Heatwole, vice president of public affairs for the Pebble Limited Partnership, speaks to a crowd of people Tuesday, March 19 during a community meeting at Land’s End Resort in Homer.
Mandy Dixon, owner of La Baleine, speaks during a cooking demo during the Alaska Food Festival on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. She and her mother, Kirseten, who owns Tutka Bay Lodge, spoke about their travels to other countries and how that inspires their cooking in Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Alaskans talk all things food at conference

Several local Homer businesses and food advocates were highlighted throughout the conference.

Mandy Dixon, owner of La Baleine, speaks during a cooking demo during the Alaska Food Festival on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. She and her mother, Kirseten, who owns Tutka Bay Lodge, spoke about their travels to other countries and how that inspires their cooking in Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer council won’t help fund treatment project

The residential treatment center could still happen if organization raises funds on its own

Anchor Point man killed in crash near Moose Pass

An Anchor Point man died this week when his truck crashed near Moose Pass. Alaska State Troopers report that Marc Roderick, 46, died on Wednesday.… Continue reading

Legality of city giving money to faith-based addiction treatment program questioned

After lengthy debate, the Homer City Council seems to have settled on an agreement for how to help fund construction of a residential treatment center… Continue reading

The author with a pair of friends this past summer at Grewingk Glacier. (Photo provided by Megan Pacer)

Out of the Office: Hold my beer while I wade in glacial melt

Last week, the members of my team and I came in absolute dead last at trivia night. I normally wouldn’t share this with so broad… Continue reading

The author with a pair of friends this past summer at Grewingk Glacier. (Photo provided by Megan Pacer)
The Fritz Creek General Store, shown here on Feb. 26, 2019 is located on East End Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Fritz Creek General Store told resident cat violates code

Alaska Department of Environmental Control food safety program received complaint

The Fritz Creek General Store, shown here on Feb. 26, 2019 is located on East End Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer’s Rylee Doughty tries to block Tessa Binder from Grace Christian School during a Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. Grace is one of three private school teams in Region 3A basketball. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer girls basketball among teams to protest playing private Anchorage school

Several high school girls basketball programs in the Southcentral Conference are protesting games that were scheduled against a private school in Anchorage, saying the disparity… Continue reading

Homer’s Rylee Doughty tries to block Tessa Binder from Grace Christian School during a Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. Grace is one of three private school teams in Region 3A basketball. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer mulls funding for faith-based addiction treatment center

The city of Homer is taking a step back after initial steps to help fund a nonprofit that wants to set up a residential treatment… Continue reading

A group of teachers gather outside the entrance to West Homer Elementary and Big Fireweed Academy wearing “red for ed” Wednesday, in Homer. Teachers around the Kenai Peninsula demonstrated this week to bring awareness to the contract negotiation situation with the school district. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Teachers, unions getting frustrated by contract negotiations

District educators and classified staff have been without a renewed contract since July 1.

A group of teachers gather outside the entrance to West Homer Elementary and Big Fireweed Academy wearing “red for ed” Wednesday, in Homer. Teachers around the Kenai Peninsula demonstrated this week to bring awareness to the contract negotiation situation with the school district. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical technicians treat a U.S. Coast Guard crew member injured when a crane tipped over at the Pioneer Dock on the Homer Spit on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The man was later pronounced dead. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News.)

Coast Guard releases name of crane accident victim

A crew member of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory died in an industrial accident on the Homer Spit on Thursday. The man was fatally… Continue reading

Homer Volunteer Fire Department emergency medical technicians treat a U.S. Coast Guard crew member injured when a crane tipped over at the Pioneer Dock on the Homer Spit on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The man was later pronounced dead. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News.)
The former location of Anchor Point Seafoods sits ablaze Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 on North Fork Road in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Emergency Services)

Former site of Anchor Point Seafoods burns down

The former location of Anchor Point Seafoods went up in flames Saturday night, requiring a response from three separate fire departments. Anchor Point Emergency Services… Continue reading

The former location of Anchor Point Seafoods sits ablaze Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 on North Fork Road in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Anchor Point Emergency Services)
Musher Dave Turner celebrates just after winning this year’s Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at Freddies Roadhouse finish line near Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Dave Turner claims first T200 win

After chasing other top mushers for three years, Dave Turner has finally proven himself a winner by snagging first place in the Tustumena 200 Sled… Continue reading

Musher Dave Turner celebrates just after winning this year’s Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at Freddies Roadhouse finish line near Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Attendees at this year’s Industry Outlook Forum take part in an electronic game on their phones designed to survey business owners about their level of disaster preparedness on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at Christian Community Church in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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

Attendees at this year’s Industry Outlook Forum take part in an electronic game on their phones designed to survey business owners about their level of disaster preparedness on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at Christian Community Church in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer High School Athletic Director Chis Perk, right in blue, is inducted into the Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame on Dec. 15, 2018 at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Schools Activity Association)

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 High School Athletic Director Chis Perk, right in blue, is inducted into the Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame on Dec. 15, 2018 at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Alaska Schools Activity Association)
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)
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                                Al Poindexter addresses the crowd at a presentation of Homestead Kids: Tales from the North Fork on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Alaska Islands and Oceans Center in Homer.

Homestead kids tell their tales

Four local children from homestead families — now grown with extensive families of their own — regaled the community with stories and anecdotes from their… Continue reading

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                                Al Poindexter addresses the crowd at a presentation of Homestead Kids: Tales from the North Fork on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Alaska Islands and Oceans Center in Homer.