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  • Starting Tuesday, the city of Homer’s ban on thin, disposable shopping bags took effect. Ban supporters expecting an ecotopia where every shopper carries a reusable bag and plastic bags disappear overnight won’t see that. In fact, today, next week and even next summer might loo...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:39am
  • By McKibben Jackinsky Staff writer A white Christmas? No problem. The southern Kenai Peninsula definitely had a white Christmas. Then again, a white Christmas turned out to be a big problem. Especially for more than 2,000 HEA members without power during parts of the holida...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:35am
  • It’s been a long time coming, but the availability of natural gas for Homer area residents is getting closer.  So close that Enstar has stacked pipe in a fenced-in storage area near Kachemak Nordic Ski Club’s Lower Baycrest-D.O.T.  trailhead. So close that Charlie Pie...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:35am
  • ANCHORAGE — A proposal for an in-state pipeline that could carry North Slope natural gas to communities from Fairbanks to southcentral Alaska has been revised to eliminate the transport of natural gas liquids, which will have the effect of lowering tariffs for customers in Fairbanks. Carrying natu...

    Thu, 12/27/2012 - 3:28pm
  • After 14 years as the social worker at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care Unit, Nancy Lander has retired. Her last day at LTC was Dec. 20. On Friday morning, Lander flew south to join her husband, Mark Robinson, former Homer High School choral director, in Ventura, Calif., and begin a new chapt...

    Thu, 12/27/2012 - 3:26pm
  • With Sen. Tom Wagoner, R-Kenai, on one side, and Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, on the other, marine pilot Peter Garay of Homer received a legislative citation, accompanied by loud applause, during a meeting of the Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay on Dec. 20. The honor recognized the role of Garay and ...

    Thu, 12/27/2012 - 3:22pm
  • An independent oil and gas explorer has applied for an Army Corps of Engineers permit to build a new production platform in Cook Inlet’s Kitchen Lights Unit....

    Thu, 12/27/2012 - 3:16pm
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    Thu, 12/27/2012 - 3:12pm
  • Winter weather has caused multiple power outages. “The outages were the result of heavy snow load that brought lines down and also caused trees to come into contact with the power lines,” said Joe Gallagher, public relations coordinator for Homer Electric Association....

    Thu, 12/27/2012 - 3:11pm
  • The Alaska Department of Environ-mental Conservation on Monday suspended its review of Buccaneer Alaska’s amended application for the Cosmopolitan site Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, or C-plan. ...

    Thu, 12/27/2012 - 2:56pm

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