• Residents of Anchor Point, Homer and Seldovia could see drilling rigs off their coasts in the future if the federal Department of the Interior gives it the green light. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the federal agency that oversees offshore drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf, has issue...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:55am
  • This season is moving fast. Summer always does, but never like this. There are already beans and peas and, yes, pumpkins down at the Homer Farmers Market. Our early season caught Bob Durr by surprise. He planted hundreds of pumpkins this year figuring that they would be ready for decorating for Hall...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 11:55am
  • In a small town like Homer, it’s important to have niche businesses, which both fill a need in the community and contribute to its economy. One of these niche businesses, which opened this month, is The Dragon’s Den, the go-to store in Homer for any and all involved in gaming. Abe Alborn, owner ...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:54am
  • EPA fines BP, Hilcorp for North Slope spills JUNEAU (AP) — BP Exploration Alaska and Hilcorp Alaska have agreed to pay fines imposed by the federal government for spilling oil and waste on the state’s North Slope. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the settlement with the compani...

    Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:08am
  • Pollution reduction settlement reached By PHUONG LE The Associated Press SEATTLE — The Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday announced a $425 million settlement with two companies to reduce air pollution at six petroleum refineries in the West. The agreement wit...

    Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:07am
  • 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 - 11:03am
  • 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 - 11:00am
  • 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 - 11:49am
  • 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 - 11:49am
  • Homer is known as a traveling community. It doesn’t take long to find someone who has spent considerable time abroad, bouncing from one hostel to the next, meeting others of a like mind. Wes Fazio, who bought property here only two years ago, is one of those travelers who now calls Homer home. He ...

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:48am

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