Homer News

  • This season is moving fast. Summer always does, but never like this. There are already beans and peas and, yes, pumpkins down at the Homer Farmers Market. Our early season caught Bob Durr by surprise. He planted hundreds of pumpkins this year figuring that they would be ready for decorating for Hall...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 12:55pm
  • In a small town like Homer, it’s important to have niche businesses, which both fill a need in the community and contribute to its economy. One of these niche businesses, which opened this month, is The Dragon’s Den, the go-to store in Homer for any and all involved in gaming. Abe Alborn, owner ...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:54am
  • EPA fines BP, Hilcorp for North Slope spills JUNEAU (AP) — BP Exploration Alaska and Hilcorp Alaska have agreed to pay fines imposed by the federal government for spilling oil and waste on the state’s North Slope. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the settlement with the compani...

    Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:08pm
  • Pollution reduction settlement reached By PHUONG LE The Associated Press SEATTLE — The Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced a $425 million settlement with two companies to reduce air pollution at six petroleum refineries in the West. The agreement wit...

    Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:07pm
  • Walker creates new Cabinet position for oil-gas advisor By Elwood Brehmer Morris News Service - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s Cabinet is changing again, this time by way of addition. Walker announced Monday longtime oil industry professional John Hendrix has been appointed as his chief oil and gas adv...

    Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:03pm
  • The Alaska LNG Project is moving forward with an aquifer pump test on its land in Nikiski this summer. The project, a collaborative effort between ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, BP and the state of Alaska to bring natural gas on the state’s North Slope to market, has conducted geophysical and geotech...

    Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:00pm
  • Unusually warm temperatures, low humidity and dry brush and forest has put fire departments on edge across southcentral Alaska. The fire danger is high in Homer, and burn permits have been suspended. A wildland fire burning through Chugach State Park near the McHugh Creek trailhead sent plumes of ha...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:10pm
  • When people in Homer play Pokemon Go — the augmented reality game that launched in the United States as a smartphone app on July 6 to mass popularity — a world in which they can catch pocket monsters isn’t the only place they are transported to.  Players of Pokemon Go also travel back in ...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:09pm
  • In the five months since the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office began accepting applications for commercial cannabis operations, just a half dozen businesses on the lower Kenai Peninsula have applied for cultivation or retail permits. None of them have started production. As Alaska goes thr...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:07pm
  • Applications to date: Active— Marijuana Control Board has issued license subject to METRC (Marijuana Enforcement Tracking, Reporting and Compliance) credentialing and preliminary inspection: • Talisman Farms, 62250 Crossman Ridge Road, Homer Owner: Omar Gucer, H...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:58pm

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