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Buccaneer Energy seeking permits for project 20 miles east of Homer

Work on the jack-up rig Endeavour-Spirit of Independence, with its three 410-foot legs towering above the harbor, isn't Buccaneer Energy's only work on the southern Kenai Peninsula. The oil and gas company also has drilling planned for West Eagle, an area approximately 20 miles east of Homer.

On Monday, Mark Landt of Buccaneer will give a 10-minute visitor presentation about the company's plans at a regular meeting of the Homer City Council. The council meeting is held in city hall beginning at 6 p.m. 

Wythe gets mayor's job, creating vacancy

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With 809 or 18 percent of 4,375 registered voters going to the polls, Homer has a new mayor, two returning council members and, as a result of the mayor's race, one empty seat on the council.

In the two-candidate mayoral race, with council members Beth Wythe and Bryan Zak running, Wythe took 471 or 60 percent of the votes and Homer City Council member Bryan Zak had 305 or 39 percent. 

Troopers investigate teen party incident

 The proverbial elephant in the room has been stomping down the hallways of Homer High School. 

Rumors have been raging among students and parents about an incident at a Sept. 8 teenage drinking party at an East End Road home. 

The rumors have stirred up a discussion on bullying and underage drinking — a discussion stymied by Alaska State Troopers' and school officials' inability to speak publicly about the event until an investigation is complete.

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