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  • 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
  • Small businesses and small, as in “young,” business owners are the driving force behind Lemonade Day, a national event that occurs Saturday. Joining the million kids in 100 cities across the nation, Homer’s participants are not only smart-minded when it comes to developing their businesses, bu...

    Tue, 05/07/2013 - 6:19pm
  • Buccaneer Energy will have access to drill for oil with the Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig within a well-established Cook Inlet unit known for its gas reserves after inking a deal with ConocoPhillips....

    Tue, 05/07/2013 - 5:51pm
  • Winners selected in amateur photo contest Winning photos and photographers in Nomar’s 2013 Shorebird Festival Amateur Photo Contest have been selected: Best of show, $300: Michael Halstead of Homer; Alaska wildlife, first place, $50: ...

    Tue, 05/07/2013 - 5:45pm
  • JUNEAU — Three former state labor commissioners are behind an effort aimed at raising Alaska’s minimum wage. Ed Flanagan, Tom Cashen and Jim Sampson are behind a proposed initiative to raise the minimum wage from the current $7.75 an hour to $8.75 an hour effective Jan. 1, 2015. It would go to $...

    Tue, 05/07/2013 - 5:43pm
  • Three directors were elected to Homer Electric Association’s board during the utility’s Wednesday annual meeting in Kenai. Dan Chay of Kenai won the race for District 1; Soldotna’s Ed Oberts was elected to District 2; and incumbent Bill Fry of Homer was re-elected to his District 3 seat. Chay ...

    Tue, 05/07/2013 - 5:37pm
  • Bob Day, Homer Electric Association power production manager, gets visibly excited when he talks about the technology behind the utility’s new Nikiski Combined Cycle Conversion project. Day said he could go on talking for hours about the technology HEA uses to capture exhaust heat from its gas-pow...

    Tue, 05/07/2013 - 5:36pm
  • You’ve known it as the Glacier Drive-In. Now, it’s the “Glacier D” with new owners Lee and Jill Pedersen doing the driving. Or cooking, as the case may be. Long-time acquaintances of previous owners Sonny and Nancy Smith, the Pedersens have been hard at work putting a shine on the popular Gl...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 4:35pm

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