Recent News Stories

Homer High School students were showcasing their creative passions this weekend during the first “Colors of Homer." More than a dozen students signed up to either perform covers or original songs, play videos they had created, show pieces of art or share baked goods. 

After months of debate, the Homer City Council voted to approve a controversial overhaul to the city’s water and sewer rate structure. The sometimes heated conversation about the plan pitted Homer city government against the local business community.

Homer city officials have approved a construction contract with Enstar Natural Gas Company to build a natural gas trunk line and distribution system. The price tag for construction is set at a cost-not-to-exceed $12.1 million.

The 2012 commercial salmon fishery in Lower Cook Inlet is now in the books. Taking a look back at the season, Glen Hallowell, management biologist for the Department of Fish and Game in Homer, offers up some numbers. 

Businesses that operate with a “non-conforming use” permit in Homer and close up shop will now have more time to open their doors again without losing that status. The Homer City Council has approved a measure that will allow you 24 months.

The play “Up” opened at Pier One Theatre in Homer Friday night. It tells the real-life story of a man who dreamed one day of flying and saw it through to its conclusion, for better or for worse. 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly got an update on a long-awaited expansion project on the Sterling Highway at its meeting this week. The Cooper Landing Bypass has been in the planning stages for years, but some real first steps are scheduled to take place in 2013.

Buccaneer Energy’s jack-up rig Endeavor is currently operating in Cook Inlet’s Southern Cross Unit after spending much of the summer season drilling offshore from Anchor Point. But when the snow starts to fly and the ice begins to form, the rig will be looking for a winter home.

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