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  • After a brief presentation by Buccaneer Alaska Operations LLC representatives, Kenai Planning and Zoning Commission members unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the company’s Marathon Road facility to operate a facility for the storage and disposal of drilling waste....

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:12pm
  • Following an earlier announcement that Agrium filed for an air quality operations permit from the state, the company said more permits would be required before reopening. The company’s plans to investigate a reopening of its Nikiski fertilizer plant have not changed, said Agrium spokesperson Adam ...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:11pm
  • A state Superior Court judge ruled Oct. 14 that the Department of Natural Resources cannot ignore water reservation applications filed by the Chuitna Citizens Coalition. The coalition applied for three instream flow reservations on the Western Cook Inlet Chuitna River for fish and wildlife protectio...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 2:09pm
  • Pioneer Natural Resources Co. has sold its Alaska North Slope interests to Caelus Energy LLC for $550 million in cash, the company announced Oct. 25. The transaction between the Texas-based independents was effective Oct. 1 and will be completed by the end of the year, according to a Pioneer release...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 1:59pm
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly last week stalled plans to combine 911 dispatch services by moving current state employees to the borough payroll. Citing a change in leadership earlier this month at the Alaska Department of Public Safety, Kenai Peninsula Mayor Mike Navarre asked the assembly to...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 1:55pm
  • The Alaska Board of Fisheries met last week to hash out proposals for the Pacific cod fisheries, but declined to make any of the substantial changes to state-water cod allocations that some fishermen were seeking. There were a suite of proposals that would have shifted allocations t...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 1:54pm
  • At the 34th annual conference of the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators, Homer Harbormaster Bryan Hawkins was recognized as the association’s Harbormaster of the Year. “I could tell something was in the wind when I got to the conference,” said Hawkins of secretive conv...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 1:54pm
  • Mud and debris floods East End Road by Bear Creek Drive on Monday afternoon. The road as closed about 4:45 p.m. Another mud slide crossed the road near Slavin Drive by the American Legion Post. Homer Police now advise that East End Road is closed between Slavin Drive and Bear Creek Drive due to mud ...

    Mon, 10/28/2013 - 5:03pm
  • Following a Facebook posting about a Homer burglary and a tip from a local cell-phone store employee, Homer Police this week charged five people in connection with the Oct. 21 burglary of Tech Connect, including the man suspected to have broken into the Pioneer Avenue electronics store....

    Mon, 10/28/2013 - 2:30pm
  • This month I’m going to talk about a subject that previous directors have danced around: the grant we receive from the city of Homer. Every year the chamber goes before the Homer City Council to ask for, and justify, the allocation from the city that is used to market the city of Homer.  In r...

    Fri, 10/25/2013 - 10:38am
  • All 13 passengers and two crew members on an Era Alaska flight walked to safety after the plane’s landing gear apparently collapsed as it was arriving in Homer Wednesday afternoon. The Beechcraft 1900C airplane skidded from the east end of the main runway to near the terminal building. The inciden...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 12:24pm
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Oct. 30: 90-minute early release.   Chapman School Through Oct. 25: Scholastic Book Fair. Through Oct. 25: Parent-teacher conferences, no school. Oct. 25:...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:34am
  • The West Anchorage DDF — Drama, Debate and Forensics — Tournament at West High School in Anchorage was the spot to be for 20 Homer students on Saturday, as well as four students from the brand new Voznesenka DDF team. Homer DDFers received the following awards: First place, duet acting:...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:28am
  • Each Homer High faculty member nominates one outstanding student per year based on scholarship and citizenship. Nominees and their families are invited to a celebration catered by the Homer High School Culinary Arts class. First quarter winners are:   Tommy Sheldon – nomi...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:26am
  • Homer High School junior Evan Boyer has been selected as the student representative for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board for the 2013-2014 school year. “When it comes to my interest in government and politics, I always really enjoyed being able to help people,” said Boyer, who began serv...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:23am
  • What’s as tiny as a sesame seed, but big enough to cost Americans in the neighborhood of $367 million to $1 billion each year?  Answer: head lice. Pediculosis, to be a bit more formal....

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:23am
  • Buccaneer Energy Limited announced Tuesday that it has landed two short-term gas sales contracts for Cook Inlet gas productions. The names of the buyers have not been disclosed, but one is a large commercial end-user and the second is with a Cook Inlet oil producer, according to a press release. Up ...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:14am
  • A contact with a woman reported to appear suspiciously parked on empty lots on Spruceview Avenue last Tuesday has led to the woman, Jodi Ann Bellows, 41, being charged with second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance for intent to sell heroin. Bellows also is charged with two counts of...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:16am
  • Turn more than 500 trick-or-treaters loose and what do you get? Besides a mob of robots, knights, witches, Wonder Women, Supermen, princesses, pirates, goblins, ghosts, aliens and angels, that is? You get an increased risk of injury when treat-toting youngsters and traffic in the Bayview-Mountainvie...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:11am
  • FAMILY   Through Oct. 31 Trick or treat bags available Homer Police Department Stop before Halloween to pick yours up; stop by on Halloween for candy.   Oct. 25 5-8 p.m. Halloween Carnival Chapman School, Anchor Point ...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:10am

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