Prince William Sound

Alaskans need to unite against Navy exercises

Alaskans need to unite against Navy exercises

I was one of the many local citizen activists who rose up in response to the catastrophic 1989 Exxon oil spill in our home waters… Continue reading

 

Rodger McCampbell

Ranger Roger retires

The history of Alaska State Parks Chief Ranger Roger MacCampbell’s career mirrors that of lower Kenai Peninsula state parks. Among his milestones are: • Helping… Continue reading

 

Are we better prepared for big Cook Inlet spill?

Are we better prepared for big Cook Inlet spill?

Crude oil tankers and non crude fuel barges transit Cook Inlet all year round, and no one is prepared for a “worse case” scenario oil… Continue reading

 

Senate panel hears Exxon Valdez funding measure on spill anniversary

JUNEAU — On the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Senate Judiciary Committee took up a resolution Monday calling on the state… Continue reading

Remembering Prince William Sound
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Remembering Prince William Sound

I wrote this song, Water and Oil Don't Mix, (watch video below) for the approaching 25th year anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster.… Continue reading

Remembering Prince William Sound
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Protesters hold signs along the Homer Spit during meetings involving Exxon in the months after the spill.   -File photo

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez hit Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound —  “fetched up,” in the words of its captain, Joe Hazelwood.… Continue reading

Protesters hold signs along the Homer Spit during meetings involving Exxon in the months after the spill.   -File photo

After the spill: Sound ‘recovering’

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez hit Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound on March 29, 1989, some have commemorated… Continue reading

In May 1989, Roger MacCampbell, state park ranger, surveys the damage at Gore Point.-Photo by Tom Kizzia, Homer News

Residents still carry spill’s hurt

By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer As word spread that the belly of the Exxon Valdez, a tanker carrying Alaska oil from Valdez to Long Beach,… Continue reading

In May 1989, Roger MacCampbell, state park ranger, surveys the damage at Gore Point.-Photo by Tom Kizzia, Homer News
Using a piece of plywood and oil that washed up on the beach at Mars Cove for “ink,” Homer artist Mavis Muller created this sign to encourage cleanup volunteers at the cove.-Photos courtesy of Mavis Muller

Exxon Valdez oil spill response spurs area residents into action

Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. This month marks the 25th anniversary… Continue reading

Using a piece of plywood and oil that washed up on the beach at Mars Cove for “ink,” Homer artist Mavis Muller created this sign to encourage cleanup volunteers at the cove.-Photos courtesy of Mavis Muller
Oil from the Exxon oil spill remains on Prince William Sound beaches. As proof, Harrison Metz, Coda Wood, Terry Gilliland and Austin Cline have a jar of the oil collected from Eleanor Island during August 2013.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Fireweed students give fresh eyes to a 25-year-old disaster

They might not have been born when it happened, but ask the fifth- and sixth-grade students at Fireweed Academy about the Exxon Valdez oil spill… Continue reading

Oil from the Exxon oil spill remains on Prince William Sound beaches. As proof, Harrison Metz, Coda Wood, Terry Gilliland and Austin Cline have a jar of the oil collected from Eleanor Island during August 2013.-Photo by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News

Major spill response drill held at Valdez oil terminal

A two-day oil spill containment and cleanup drill at the Valdez Marine Terminal took place June 12-13. Spill response crews practiced dealing with a simulated… Continue reading

Eva Saulitis-Photo by Jon Leibling

Memoir follows loss, decline of orca group in Prince William Sound

For writers, books don’t appear whole out of thin air. Instead, like orca whales sliding underwater, they can be elusive, works in progress until some… Continue reading

Eva Saulitis-Photo by Jon Leibling
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