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  • State seeks to advance ANWR plan dismissed by Interior Secretary JUNEAU — The state of Alaska is taking the next step in trying to advance a multiyear plan aimed at determining the oil and gas potential in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It’s a proposal that Interior Secret...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 3:03pm
  • Almost a year after announcing it would convert two of its vessels to liquefied natural gas, officials with Totem Ocean Trailer Express Inc., or TOTE, said the modifications are on schedule. The 840-foot M/V Midnight Sun and M/V North Star, TOTE’s Orca Class containerships that operate between Anc...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 2:58pm
  • The Consumer Energy Alliance is working with private industry and state officials to raise awareness about the need for increased oil and gas development in Alaska, CEA President David Holt told the Resource Development Council June 26. Holt said his message to the rest of the country is the same as...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 2:57pm
  • JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski called on the companies seeking to develop a massive copper and gold prospect near the headwaters of a premier salmon fishery to release a mine plan soon, saying they are contributing to uncertainty surrounding the proposed Pebble mine. Murkowski, in a letter to o...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 2:55pm
  • Three new directors were named to the board of Australian independent Buccaneer Energy in a special July 2 shareholder meeting, a development that puts the company’s current focus on Cook Inlet offshore exploration in question. The board is now split three-to-three, with the three new directors ...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 2:26pm
  • “Look at those beets! This is so exciting!” I can’t help but smile when I hear someone getting all worked up about vegetables at the Homer Farmers’ Market. It lets me know that I’m not the only one who is divinely happy just because Bob Durr brought strawberries to the Market this week or ...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 2:15pm
  • The Fourth of July wasn’t the only crowd-drawing attraction in Seldovia on Thursday. An impressive line-up of dignitaries turned shovels of dirt, marking the beginning of construction at an old cannery site of a 100-by-60-foot steel frame structure planned to house Seldovia Wild Seafood.  The...

    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 2:11pm
  • A fire that started about 10 p.m. on the Fourth of July severely damaged a small house on a private driveway off Diamond Ridge Road. Kachemak Emergency Services and Homer Volunteer Fire Department firefighters had to string at least 500 feet of hose down a gravel driveway to get to the fire. About 2...

    Fri, 07/05/2013 - 11:41am
  • A hearing held last Friday for Anthony Resetarits, 21, and Joseph Resetarits, 18, each charged with sexual assault following a Sept. 8, 2012, East End Road teen drinking party, has been continued until 3:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Homer Courthouse. Appearing telephonically, Phillip Weidner, Anthony Reset...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 4:09pm
  • Maintenance workers with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Monday found the body of a 32-year-old Anchorage man near Paul Banks Elementary School on East End Road. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said a worker called police about 10:40 a.m. July 1 saying a body was found in the woods near ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 4:08pm
  • With the Fourth of July falling on Thursday, that leaves a nice long weekend to celebrate the nation’s independence. Parades and games, barbecues and cook-offs, bucking broncos and antiques cars.  The party stretches from Thursday through Sunday, from Ninilchik to Seldovia.    ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 4:07pm
  • An Anchor Point woman charged with attempted murder in a July 2012 Sterling Highway shooting involving an Alaska Wildlife Trooper pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of assault in the third degree, as well as other charges, at a change of plea hearing in Superior Court at the Kenai Courthouse on June...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 4:03pm
  • The musician who helped bring New Orleans and Louisiana Cajun music to Homer, Ray Garrity, got a proper second-line send-off Monday afternoon. In the New Orleans tradition of a jazz funeral without a body, wearing black and waving white handkerchiefs, the Bossy Panties dance group and the Bossy Pant...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:55pm
  • A revised version of the controversial halibut catch sharing plan is once again back up for federal review.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service on June 28 published the proposed plan in the Federal Register and seeks public comment. Comments a...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:49pm
  • As America celebrates the anniversary of its independence on July 4, a somber fact underlies the holiday of parades and picnics. The United States of America gained its nationhood in a revolution paid for by the sacrifices of soldiers, Marines and sailors....

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 3:48pm
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    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:45pm
  • Companies working on a large North Slope natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas project said June 21 they have started summer fieldwork associated with a more detailed engineering phase on planning for the $45 billion-plus project....

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:26pm
  • Agrium Corp. is doing an assessment of facilities and equipment at its closed ammonia and urea fertilizer plant at Nikiski, and will have about 50 people at work at the facility, mostly contractor employees, through late summer and early fall. The company shut down the plant in 2007 when Cook Inlet ...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:21pm
  • The Homer Farmers’ Market is a world unto itself. If you were to go back in time to the central square of the medieval village, this is what you would find: a bustling market. This little village should have a shield or a crest, right? You can see the market symbol the minute you walk up to the in...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:20pm
  • Australia-based Buccaneer Energy has encountered oil and gas-bearing zones in its Cosmo No. 1 exploration well in Cook Inlet, the company has announced.  Meanwhile, the company is fighting an attempt by two Chinese investors to take over the company. A special board meeting was planned for July...

    Tue, 07/02/2013 - 2:13pm

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