A new addition to the Homer Electric Association’s power generation portfolio is set to go online by the end of the year. The Nikiski Combined Cycle Conversion Project is a steam turbine, fueled by the excess heat generated by an existing natural gas turbine.
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The Homer High Swing Choir’s “Candlelight, Carols and Desserts” performance is Wednesday, Dec. 19. The elite group will take the Mariner Theater stage at 7 p.m.
Homer city officials are focusing on safety improvements around the Poopdeck Trail. It’s a path that connects Hazel Avenue and Poopdeck Street to Pioneer Avenue in the city’s downtown. The move comes after the body of 61-year-old Mark Matthews was found there July 28.
Buccaneer Energy Alaska has filed litigation countering a lawsuit brought by a Archer Drilling and Rig Inspection Services, the company charged with making final repairs to the Endeavor jack-up rig before it was scheduled to begin drilling last fall.
A man was taken to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer Monday night after he apparently set fire to a commercial fishing vessel stored at a local boatyard. Officers responded to the scene and began negotiating with the man via cell phone.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District school board is fine-tuning the concussion policy for all student athletes. Members have been discussing the slight changes since August and action from the board is expected next month.
A large oil spill in Cook Inlet is the stuff of nightmares for Alaskans who call the area home. One of the organizations dedicated to cleaning up potential spills, CIRCAC, has a new tool in its clean-up toolbox that it’s calling a “game changer.”
The Homer special assessment district has passed a hurdle with a “yes” vote from all city council members on first reading. Final passage could happen at the next meeting Feb. 11.