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  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Although Buccaneer Oil had intended last fall to have moved the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence to oil and gas exploration sites in Cook Inlet, that the rig remained at the Homer Deep Water Dock as of Jan. 1 could mean a tidy t...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 12:17pm
  • When it happened is uncertain — Christmas Eve or Christmas Day — but the F/V Leading Lady and F/V Kupreanof are now on the bottom of Jakolof Bay. The reason for the sinking of the 53- and 58-foot wooden vessels, owned by Tim Barclay of Valdez, also is uncertain. There...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:00am
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    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:50am
  • Welcome to the world, Titan Kasius Swenning Norman. The 7-pound, 13.7-ounce, 21.5-inch son of Nikalai Norman of Port Graham and Barbara Swenning of Nanwalek was born at South Peninsula Hospital at 6:13 a.m. New Year’s Day. Titan’s first name was chosen by his father. Webster’s New World Colleg...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:49am
  • Last year Homer Police and Alaska State Troopers arrested and charged nine defendants with major crimes ranging from murder to sexual assault. As the new year starts, Homer judges have a full docket as those cases move through the criminal justice system. Here are some major cases and the next sched...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:47am
  • 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
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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

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