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  • Buccaneer Alaska has not decided on where to moor the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence after the end of operations this fall. The city and port of Homer have been encouraging Buccaneer to dock the rig at the Deep Water Dock, as happened last winter, and have written letters of support fo...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:56pm
  • Late last week, Buccaneer Energy announced that “all outstanding approvals and permits have been granted” for the company’s drilling operations on its West Eagle Unit off East End Road approximately 20 miles east of Homer....

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:47pm
  • The failure of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on Monday to pass a continuing resolution funding the federal government has shut down some federal offices in Homer, including the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. The U.S. Coast Guard is not affected and will continue duties,...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:46pm
  • A Homer surfer rides a wave near high tide on the Spit in Tuesday afternoon’s sunshine.  With cloudy skies forecast by the National Weather Service, it may be awhile before area residents — and surfers — catch another glimpse of the sun....

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:42pm
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer With 29 of 30 precincts reporting on Tuesday’s Municipal Election, Kenai Peninsula voters gave a loud “yes” on an increase that more than doubles the existing property tax exemption and “yes” to a school bond that will bring a ne...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:40pm
  • Homer businessman Gus VanDyke leads the Homer City Council election with 544 votes. One of two candidates endorsed by Homer Voice for Business, the other endorsed candidate, Corbin Arno, is in a tight race for a second seat against incumbent council member Bryan Zak. Arno is just four votes ahead, w...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:38pm
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce October Business After Hours event, formerly the chamber mixer, will be from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Homer Inn & Spa, 895 Ocean Loop Drive. The evening provides an opportunity to tour the spa, enjoy chocolates and light libations. The event is open to the public....

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:08am
  • Bristol Bay Native Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Nabors Alaska Services Corp. to acquire a 100 percent ownership interest in its subsidiary, Peak Oilfield Service Co. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, but is expected to close in th...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:08am
  • With the Affordable Care Act beginning, all Americans must obtain health insurance. For many, navigating the new health insurance marketplace can be intimidating. That’s where Emiley Sue Faris comes in. Faris is the outreach enrollment coordinator at SVT Health & Wellness in Homer. Along with ...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:07am
  • Film industry insiders say Alaska’s film production tax credit is essential to continuing production in state, as it offsets some of the unavoidable costs associated with doing business in Alaska. “The Frozen Ground,” a feature film that depicts the 1983 manhunt for serial killer Robert Hansen...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:02am

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