Megan Pacer

The Friendship Terrace assisting level center, as seen on Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. A part of the Homer Senior Citizens Senior Center, Friendship Terrace reported two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on June 10, and that a resident tested positive on Friday. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Resident in Homer assisted living home tests positive for COVID-19

Total number of COVID-19 cases in Homer up to 29

 

Juneau-Douglas goaltender Cody Mitchell turns to see the puck sliding into the net during a Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 hockey game against Homer High School at the Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer skates over Juneau-Douglas

The Homer hockey team skated over fellow Railbelt Conference team Juneau-Douglas on Friday, winning 8-0 at the Kevin Bell Arena. Homer is set to play… Continue reading

 

Dancer the reindeer and her new baby, a female, after its birth on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Megan Ward)

Nikiski family welcomes reindeer calf

One Nikiski farm just got a whole lot cuter. The Hansen family welcomed a baby reindeer Tuesday when their pregnant female reindeer, Dancer, gave birth.… Continue reading

 

Former trooper wins civil suit from 2012 crash

KENAI —A former Alaska State Trooper who was involved in two major accidents was found not responsible for the harm caused to him by the… Continue reading

New plants appear in Kenai as climate shifts

KENAI — Are exotic plants still exotic when the climate around them changes so that they fit right in? That’s the question a local biologist… Continue reading

Right place, right time: Moose Federation driver aids snowmachiner

KENAI — Quick thinking and the proper safety equipment helped Kenai Peninsula resident Laurie Speakman come to the aid of a teen whose snowmobile caught… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion James Harris, an English teacher at Soldotna High School, accepts his title as the 2017 Alaska Teacher of the Year during an assembly Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2016 at the school in Soldotna, Alaska.

Soldotna man named Alaska’s Teacher of the Year

KENAI — James Harris, an English teacher at Soldotna High School, is the state’s new Teacher of the Year.Harris was awarded the title by Alaska… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion James Harris, an English teacher at Soldotna High School, accepts his title as the 2017 Alaska Teacher of the Year during an assembly Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2016 at the school in Soldotna, Alaska.

‘You know you’re Alaskan if …’: Woman hosts contest to find greatest Alaskan epithet

KENAI — One relative newcomer to the Last Frontier wants to know what it is that makes Alaskans inherently, well, Alaskan.Hedy-Jo Huss recently moved to… Continue reading

Teens aim high in gun class for girls

KENAI — Little clouds of breath rose into the air over five teenagers standing stock-still in a row, eyes trained on the targets in front… Continue reading

A new phone app called Time of Need, seen here, collects information on resources that would be helpful to those who are homeless or near homeless and organizes them in order of proximity to the user. Launched earlier this year, the app uses very little data and can also be used offline.

Help at an arm’s reach

KENAI — A project designed to simplify finding help for Alaska’s homeless population and inspired by a former University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate student’s work… Continue reading

A new phone app called Time of Need, seen here, collects information on resources that would be helpful to those who are homeless or near homeless and organizes them in order of proximity to the user. Launched earlier this year, the app uses very little data and can also be used offline.

Work progresses on Kenai, Russian riverbank restoration

KENAI — Work to restore the riverbank along a section of the confluence of the Kenai and Russian rivers is in full swing.The Kenai National… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Bags of basic necessities line the wall during a workshop to address area homelessness Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at the Alaska Army National Guard Armory in Kenai, Alaska. Agencies, church groups and community members gathered to brainstorm ways to help reduce homelessness on the Kenai Peninsula over the course of two nights.

Kenai agencies, residents work to help homeless community

KENAI — Though it may not be overly visible or accurately recorded, homelessness on the Kenai Peninsula is a pervasive issue.Kenai Peninsula Journey Home, an… Continue reading

Photo by Megan Pacer/Peninsula Clarion Bags of basic necessities line the wall during a workshop to address area homelessness Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at the Alaska Army National Guard Armory in Kenai, Alaska. Agencies, church groups and community members gathered to brainstorm ways to help reduce homelessness on the Kenai Peninsula over the course of two nights.

Kenai woman takes trip down Silk Road

KENAI — Some central Kenai Peninsula residents got a taste of the ancient Silk Road from right in their back yard when one of their… Continue reading

Analyze that: Kenai students puzzle over vexing global issues

KENAI — While some students worry about math tests or an upcoming sporting competition, a handful at Aurora Borealis Charter School and Kenai Central High… Continue reading

Woman moves rescue mule cross country

KENAI — When Jacque White came across a greying draft mule on a Facebook page dedicated to relocating large animals sent to “kill pens,” she… Continue reading

Kenaitze Indian Tribe members, students and Kenai Peninsula College faculty make their way through the woods to the site of Kalifornsky Village on  March 24.

Sacred space in a quiet place

The contrast of white cemetery crosses against the greens and browns of the surrounding forest in the distance is the first sign one has entered… Continue reading

Kenaitze Indian Tribe members, students and Kenai Peninsula College faculty make their way through the woods to the site of Kalifornsky Village on  March 24.

Stolen boat leads police to group storing drugs, firearms

KENAI — Residents from Alaska and California have been arrested in Soldotna on drug and firearm charges after being connected to a stolen boat from… Continue reading

Soldotna Creek targeted for pike eradication

KENAI — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is preparing to move forward in the second phase of a project to eradicate the invasive… Continue reading

Soldotna men involved in spice bust indicted at federal level

KENAI — Two Soldotna men have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of synthetic cannabis trafficking and firearm offenses stemming from a… Continue reading

VA moves forward on Choice Program fixes

The Department of Veterans Affairs in Alaska is moving forward on a plan to fix bugs in the program set up by the Veterans Access,… Continue reading