Coast Guard leads investigation into sunken vessels

When it happened is uncertain — Christmas Eve or Christmas Day — but the F/V Leading Lady and F/V Kupreanof are now on the bottom… Continue reading

Big Brother Big Sister Mentor letters

As a volunteer Big Brother I have a wonderful time at West Homer school with my Little Brother. I enjoy hanging out with younger kids… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Class saves money, time

I would like to publicly thank Lisa Nordsrom. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to take the Marine Safety Drill Instructor class. I don't… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

U.N. Environmental Assembly compliments Homer, CACS

o the people of Kachemak Bay and friends and supporters of The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies: Working for the United Nations and its Environment… Continue reading

More discussion, less poison needed on gun control laws

Dr. Jay Marley's opinion piece on the killings at an elementary school struck me as a thoughtful and provocative piece of work, regardless of your… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Are you ready to start something big this year?

J anuary is the perfect time to start something good, something fun, something that will have a positive impact on your life, on   another’s… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013
  • By Susan Kirn

Dec. 21, 2012, comes and goes and we’re all here to read this

Back when a few of the geezoids currently running our Congress had just started to teethe, some stoner ancient Mayan nerds, after quaffing one too… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013
  • By Nick C. Varney

Let’s persevere until gas flows

“Perseverance furthers.” Those two words from the I Ching, the ancient Chinese oracle and book of wisdom, could well be the watchwords of getting natural… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2013

Buccaneer gets land-use permit

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has granted a land-use permit to Buccaneer Energy for the Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig to move to the… Continue reading

First baby of the year arrives early at SPH

Welcome to the world, Titan Kasius Swenning Norman. The 7-pound, 13.7-ounce, 21.5-inch son of Nikalai Norman of Port Graham and Barbara Swenning of Nanwalek was… Continue reading

Hearings scheduled for major Homer criminal cases

Last year Homer Police and Alaska State Troopers arrested and charged nine defendants with major crimes ranging from murder to sexual assault. As the new… Continue reading

New ordinance only applies to thin, disposable bags

Starting Tuesday, the city of Homer’s ban on thin, disposable shopping bags took effect. Ban supporters expecting an ecotopia where every shopper carries a reusable… Continue reading

Rain, snow, snow, rain in forecast

By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer A white Christmas? No problem. The southern Kenai Peninsula definitely had a white Christmas. Then again, a white Christmas turned… Continue reading

Natural gas inching closer

It’s been a long time coming, but the availability of natural gas for Homer area residents is getting closer.  So close that Enstar has stacked… Continue reading

In-state gasline planners revise proposal

ANCHORAGE — A proposal for an in-state pipeline that could carry North Slope natural gas to communities from Fairbanks to southcentral Alaska has been revised… Continue reading

Nancy Lander retires from hospital’s Long Term Care Unit

After 14 years as the social worker at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care Unit, Nancy Lander has retired. Her last day at LTC was… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2012
  • By McKibben Jackinsky
  • Business

Homer marine pilot honored for his role in Nome fuel delivery

With Sen. Tom Wagoner, R-Kenai, on one side, and Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, on the other, marine pilot Peter Garay of Homer received a legislative… Continue reading

Furie seeks permit for new platform in Cook Inlet’s Kitchen Lights Unit

An independent oil and gas explorer has applied for an Army Corps of Engineers permit to build a new production platform in Cook Inlet’s Kitchen… Continue reading

Lessons in pizza

Give kids a pizza and they’ve got a meal. Teach them to make a pizza and they can run a business. That was Ross and… Continue reading

HEA works to restore power

Winter weather has caused multiple power outages. “The outages were the result of heavy snow load that brought lines down and also caused trees to… Continue reading