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

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

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

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

DEC suspends review of Buccaneer spill plan

The Alaska Department of Environ-mental Conservation on Monday suspended its review of Buccaneer Alaska’s amended application for the Cosmopolitan site Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency… Continue reading

Salmon lessons not by the book

When it comes to salmon, southern Kenai Peninsula students get an opportunity to set aside textbooks in favor of some hands-on learning, thanks to the… Continue reading

Community reaches out to homeless teens

When Marlaina Thiel, the liaison for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Students in Transition Program, and Jan O’Rourke of TUFF, Teens United for a… Continue reading

Kasilof man convicted of two 1998 murders dies in prison

Robert V. Freeman, a Kasilof man who was sentenced in 1999 for murdering two Kenai Peninsula women, died Sunday at the Anchorage Correctional Center. He… Continue reading

Big Brothers Big Sisters ready to bowl

Teams are needed now for the March “Bowl for Kids Sake,” a fundraiser benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters. Volunteers can participate by signing up to… Continue reading

AP man injured in collision, faces charges

A head-on collision last week in Girdwood injured an Anchor Point man. Girdwood Fire Department emergency medical technicians took Ralph E. Adams, 60, to Providence… Continue reading

Giving smile back included 23 appointments over two years

Giving Paula Lee her smile wasn’t a simple process. First, she had to complete an application for the Give Back a Smile program, a national… Continue reading

Local youth offer proposals at global peace forum

It may be cold and dark in wintry Alaska, but at the Dec. 5 meeting of the Homer Downtown Rotary Club, four local teens spoke… Continue reading

Two arrested in armed robbery

Less than a day after an armed man wearing a hoody and sunglasses held up the Grog Shop liquor store, police arrested two suspects in… Continue reading

Archer, Buccaneer part ways

Buccaneer Energy-Kenai Off-shore Ventures and Archer Drilling last Thursday ended their relationship for Archer to operate the $100 million Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig. The… Continue reading

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