Chances to prove power of protocol

It may seem like the campaigns leading to Tuesday’s General Election have been interminable. But, now, here we are only a few days away from… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2012

Group challenges Buccaneer; public comments sought

Conservation and Native groups joined together Monday to submit a Request for Adjudicatory Hearing relating to the state’s approval of Buccaneer Energy’s Oil Discharge Prevention… Continue reading

Buccaneer reaches out to community

Everything from angry reminders of past disasters to pleas for responsible development were expressed by area residents at two community outreach meetings held by Buccaneer… Continue reading

What will gas cost?

On Monday, more than 60 local residents attended the last of three neighborhood meetings the city of Homer held to discuss plans for distributing natural… Continue reading

Friends join forces to create new business

Having known each other for at least a decade and after operating businesses practically next door to each other, Lynne Sergeant and Cindy Smith are… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2012
  • By By McKibben Jackinsky
  • Business

New council member sworn in

Homer City Clerk Jo Johnson, left, swears in new Homer City Council member James Dolma during a special meeting of the council on Monday. Dolma… Continue reading

Nikiski family escape home fire

NIKISKI  — Alaska State Troopers say a Nikiski family escaped a fire at their home after being awakened by smoke alarms early Sunday morning. The… Continue reading

Citizen turns in gun buried near library

An alert citizen last week turned over to Homer Police a pistol he said he saw another man bury under a tree near the Homer… Continue reading

Police respond to 3 unrelated deaths

The Homer Police Department responded to three unrelated deaths this week. On Sunday, a Homer man checking on his friend, from whom he had not… Continue reading

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Nov. 11: School board meeting, 7-9 p.m., Soldotna. Chapman School Oct. 27: Halloween carnival, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 29-Nov. 2: Scholastic… Continue reading

School district implements mandatory suicide training

When the staff at Soldotna High School discussed suicide as part of a newly mandated training requirement, all of them shared a personal story. “We… Continue reading

Anchor Point Girl Scout visits Peru

Colleen McDougal’s experience in Girl Scouts began when she was a Brownie, a level of scouting reserved for young women in grades 2-3. Now a… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2012
  • By By McKibben Jackinsky

‘Play Like Crazy’ spirit: Have fun, but play hard

I’ve been in the Play Like Crazy Tournament for a few years now, and either I’m better every year, or the team that I get… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2012
  • By By Norm Anderson

Rockfish: One of longest living fish

Eating out tonight? The special on the dinner menu may have been born before Alaska became a state. Rockfish are commonly found along the North… Continue reading

Otter pup rescued after being stranded on road

 With the help of many concerned citizens in Homer, a young sea  otter was rescued Wednesday afternoon.  Around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Debbie Tobin, Assistant Professor… Continue reading

Candidates meet in chamber-sponsored debate

With the general election quickly approaching, the two candidates for House District 30 met Tuesday in a debate sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce… Continue reading

Parnell joins community discussion

Gov. Sean Parnell offered his support and community members young and old came up with an action plan at the “Voices Over Violence” meeting sponsored… Continue reading

City takes heat on gas line info

What kind of information do city residents need before voting on formation of Homer’s Natural Gas Distribution System Special Assessment District? What kind do they… Continue reading

U. S. may soon become world’s top oil producer

NEW YORK — U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest producer. Driven… Continue reading

Alaska’s mariculture industry small, but growing; state’s oysters command top-of-the-line price

A small mariculture industry for Alaska — oyster farming for the most part — has been developing in fits and starts for years, and a… Continue reading