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  • FAIRBANKS — Denali National Park and Preserve’s entrance area facilities opened Wednesday for the summer visitor season, despite some lingering snow cover. KUAC reports the popular sled dog demonstrations also were scheduled to begin that day, though park spokeswoman Kris Fister said officials w...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:18am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly introduced its $73.2 million fiscal year 2014 budget on May 7. The budget is contained in Ordinance 2013-19 and, if approved after a June 4 public hearing, would take effect July 1. The budget calls for $73.2 million in expenditures, an overall increase of $301,6...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:17am
  • Bidding was modest in the state’s May 8 Cook Inlet areawide lease sale, held every spring. Twenty-eight lease tracts were sold with high bids of $419,840 offered by six bidder groups, state Oil and Gas Division Director Bill Barron said. Hilcorp Energy dominated the bidding, mostly for onshore tra...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:15am
  • After launching one of the largest and fastest 3D seismic data gathering campaigns in Cook Inlet’s history, Apache Oil Corp.’s work in the area has paused — victim to slow permitting processes in key areas. The company made headlines when the work it planned to complete halted in mid-September...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:13am
  • From upscale white tablecloth restaurants to take-out sandwich shops, Homer’s creative chefs have been crafting a cuisine that, for lack of a better term, could simply be called Homer Style. It’s a food culture distinguished by an emphasis on wild seafood and locally grown vegetables, many from ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:09am
  • Buccaneer Energy has spudded its first well with the Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig nine months after it arrived in Alaska waters from Singapore. Buccaneer, which recently received the thumbs-up to drill from the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, started drilling at the Cosmo...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:00am
  • In spite of the best laid plans for the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center’s annual cleanup day, event coordinator and visitor center manager Maya Rourke said participation was down this year. The culprit: a Friday night snowfall that brought chilly temperatures and left a layer of slush...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 6:38pm
  • Christmas 2011 was a turning point at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Homer.  On this particular holiday with parishioners out of state, snowy weather and illness, the church closed its red door on the very night when every church’s door should be open, Christmas Eve.  The church t...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 6:35pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Pre-Kindergarden Title I Assessments Children who will be four years old by Sept. 1 have an opportunity to attend pre-kindergarten classes at their local area school in the fall. To qualify for the classes, parents and guardia...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 6:11pm
  • Homer High principal, family to be honored There will be a casual gathering for Dr. Allan Gee, principal of Homer High School, and his family in the Homer High School commons from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday. This event is open to the public. Come and wish them well as they move on to the...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 6:09pm

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