‘Cost causer-cost payer’ model used in water-sewer task force proposal

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER A rate schedule proposed by the Water Sewer Task Force would drop monthly service fees from $45 to $18 a… Continue reading

Kachemak City OKs contract with Enstar

In a short — less than 45 minutes — meeting of the Kachemak City Council on Monday, the council reviewed a contract with Enstar Natural… Continue reading

Sunken boats raised, now at Homer Harbor

Two boats that sank in Jakolof Bay in December have been raised and moved to the Homer Harbor. U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Homer,… Continue reading

Enstar, community discuss details involved in switch to natural gas

By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer For Homer residents following the progress to bring natural gas to Homer, some of what was said at the Enstar… Continue reading

Earnings from city’s permanent fund to be given to nonprofits

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER While the Homer Natural Gas Special Assessment District was the focus of Monday night’s Homer City Council meeting (see story,… Continue reading

Community rallies to help families who lost homes to fire

Autumn Jones had just finished working out and was getting ready to leave her East End Road home on China Poot Court on Jan. 7.… Continue reading

News Briefs

Civil rights talk set for Jan. 21 Stephen Haycoxwill present a talk on “Civil Rights in Alaska: The Historical Perspective and the Popular Perception” at… Continue reading

Hearing continued for robbery defendants

STAFF REPORT A preliminary hearing held Friday for the two defendants charged with robbing the Grog Shop liquor store has been continued to Feb. 1.… Continue reading

Council preserves food tax exemption

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER On a second vote to repeal a seasonal sales tax exemption on food, the Homer City Council again defeated the… Continue reading

Mayor opposes city’s help on gas line

Homer residents took to the microphone at Monday’s regular Homer City Council meeting to express their views on formation of a citywide Natural Gas Homer… Continue reading

Happy ending wraps up search for snowmachiner

What was meant to be a short, two-hour snowmachine ride with a friend last Friday turned out much differently for Steven Craig, 41, of Homer.… Continue reading

Road kill provides good meal for residents, data for scientists

It’s 1:30 a.m. when Laurie Speakman gets the call. Alaska State Trooper Dispatch tells her another one has been hit and gives her the GPS… Continue reading

Salazar, Coast Guard announce Arctic drilling reviews, probe

ANCHORAGE — A day after Royal Dutch Shell PLC towed a damaged floating drill rig to shelter from a remote Alaska island, Interior Secretary Ken… Continue reading

Measure to repeal borough stream ordinance withdrawn over open meetings concerns

A Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member’s attempt to introduce an ordinance that would have undone an expansion of the borough’s anadromous waters habitat protection ordinance… Continue reading

Herrick associate charged with hindering prosecution

The man driving a truck when Alaska State Troopers arrested Bret Herrick, 52, on Dec. 8 in Anchor Point has been charged with first-degree hindering… Continue reading

Seaton prepares for start of new legislative session

As Rep. Paul Seaton, the District 30 representative for Homer, heads to Juneau for the 28th Legislature meeting Jan. 14 to April 14, he’ll be… Continue reading

Children in Head Start help spread tobacco-free message

Shortly before the holiday break, the youngsters at Homer Head Start joined Alaska’s fight against tobacco use, thanks to a program sponsored by RurAL CAP,… Continue reading

Transfer site makeover on schedule

By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer Jack Maryott, solid waste director for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, summed up the progress to turn the Homer BFL, Baler… Continue reading

Moving Day at the Pratt

Saturday was moving day at the Pratt Museum when about 25 volunteers showed up to help move sections of a gray whale from the workshop… Continue reading

Rig’s woes benefit city, borough

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Although Buccaneer Oil had intended last fall to have moved the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence to oil and gas… Continue reading

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