Homer News

  • 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
  • Homer High School senior Eryn Gillam and Nikolaevsk School sophomore Chelsea Johnson chose to spend five weeks of their summer learning. The girls are in their second week of the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program’s Acceleration Academy at the University of Alaska Anchorage, where they ...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:19pm
  • Soldotna Creek Park’s playground looks safe enough in the sunshine with kids clambering over monkey bars, but to the right eyes, it’s full of monsters. These monsters are tamable, though — they’re Pokemon, and there are hundreds of trainers, or players, on the Kenai Peninsula ready to catch ...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 1:44pm
  • What really matters? Is it your mortgage? Your kids? Your job? Your health? They say it’s the little things that count. What are the little things that effect all of these big things in our lives? What matters most? Food. I haven’t met a person yet who didn’t eat. Hopefully three times a day. ...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:49pm
  • Rattling along the deep ruts of the sand on the Kenai River’s south beach in a side-by-side, Jason Floyd took orders for mochas. He wheeled the vehicle expertly among dipnets, dipnetters, coolers and tents on the beach Monday — this crowd, though still thick, was nothing compared to the crowd th...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:49pm

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