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  • Buccaneer Energy Limited this week announced the latest results for its Cosmopolitan well site in lower Cook Inlet off Stariski Creek. According to a July 30 press release, the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence has drilled into two oil zones in the Tyonek formation totaling 86 feet betwee...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:16pm
  • Alaska’s two major in-state telecoms have joined forces. Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc. and General Communication Inc. announced July 23 that they had combined their wireless infrastructure into the Alaska Wireless Network, or AWN. The AWN transaction closed shortly after the Federal Com...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:16pm
  • Developers of a potential large copper and gold mine at the Pebble prospect say they are focused on completing their plan for the project and applying for permits by the end of the year. “It’s our top priority,” said Mike Heatwole, spokesman for the Pebble Limited Partnership, a joint-venture ...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:12pm
  • New gas contracts are being signed with Southcentral electric utilities, alleviating concerns that there could be near-term gas shortages. Hilcorp Energy has concluded new gas contracts with two Southcentral Alaska utilities and negotiations are continuing with a third, Hilcorp and the utilities con...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:09pm
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    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:05pm
  • Tomatoes have started showing up at the Homer Farmers’ Market.  Even some artichokes and pumpkin. The summer is in full swing. But vegetables aren’t the only aspect of diversity at the Market.   The craft vendors never cease to impress me with their skill and diversity. Last weekend I ...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:56am
  • Like many seniors whose expenses often include costly medications, Homer resident Kay Jones was on the lookout for cheaper alternatives when she saw an ad that promised significant savings. Those savings turned out to be a scam that fortunately did not cost her too dearly, but did result in the loss...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:55am
  • For the fourth consecutive year, Bryan Zak of the Alaska Small Business Development Center in Homer has been appointed to the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The appointment was made by Dr. Patrick Gallagher, director of the Commerce Department’s National Instit...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 11:59am
  • A citizen group dissatisfied with the Legislature’s action to reduce oil taxes earlier this year handed petitions with 50,000 signatures to state election officials July 13 calling for a voter referendum to repeal the law. The signatures are more than enough needed to put a referendum on the Augus...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 11:56am
  • JUNEAU — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is hosting an open house of its Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute. NOAA says the July 26 event is being held to recognize Stevens’ contributions to Alaska’s fisheries and to celebrate Ted Stevens Day. Stevens served in the U.S. S...

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 11:50am

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