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  • A wind storm that blew in Thursday night has knocked out power throughout the Kenai Peninsula. As of 2:20 p.m., the outage affected Homer Electric Customers in these areas:   ·         Old Sterling Highway between Homer and Anchor Point, 358 members affe...

    Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:44am
  • Investments in North Slope oil and gas projects will be the main driver behind statewide construction spending growth in the coming year, according to a report by the University of Alaska Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic Research. The annual forecast projects oil and gas spending on constr...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:16pm
  • Orange cones, working equipment and flaggers are usually a sign of a busy Alaska summer, but this year’s unwinter-like weather has extended the construction season. Currently, a crew of Utility Technologies employees are making the most of the mild temperatures, stringing 26,000 feet of pipe on th...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:16pm
  • The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission determined additional information is needed before making any rulings in a dispute between Cook Inlet Regional Inc. and Buccaneer Alaska LLC. The commission held a hearing Jan. 30 in Anchorage with the two agencies as well as the Alaska Department of Na...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:14pm
  • Radio personality Chris Story, left, does his weekly Tuesday afternoon show, Alaska Matters, in a special broadcast at the WKFL Park bathrooms. Musician Robert Toner, right, also performed on the show. Story did a commentary criticizing the expensive bathrooms. ...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:12pm
  • KENAI — The overall theme from local mayors to oil and gas companies Thursday: the economic outlook on the Kenai Peninsula is strong and welcomes new business. Seven community representatives from an area spanning from Homer to Seward spoke on the economic future at the Industry Forum hosted by th...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:10pm
  • Get ready for some Winter Carnival fun, fellow citizens.  For years the Homer Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the Winter Carnival parade because that was the amount of time and effort we could put forth while we also prepared for the Winter King Salmon Tournament (March), Cleanup Day (April),...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:08pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries began a marathon 14-day meeting on Upper Cook Inlet salmon fishery issues on Jan. 30, and by mid-day Monday had voted on one of the proposals that most concerned the commercial fleet, No. 103. The first day consisted of  Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff rep...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:07pm
  • A preliminary hearing held on Monday in the case of Michael McClendon, 29, has been continued until 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Homer Courthouse. McClendon was arrested on Jan. 9 for first-degree robbery, third-degree assault, theft of a firearm, first-degree misconduct involving weapons for felon in p...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:06pm
  • ANCHORAGE — After two full days of public testimony, the Board of Fisheries has heard from the bulk of the 234 people signed up to testify on Upper Cook Inlet fisheries issues. Most who spoke were given three minutes to voice their support or opposition to the proposals the board will take up duri...

    Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:05pm

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