Recent News Stories

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.

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.

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