Recent News Stories

Executives from several energy companies and representatives of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association met Tuesday in Soldotna to give a presentation to local business leaders on the state of the industry in Cook Inlet.

A Homer-based reality TV show that debuted in 2011 has proven popular enough to return for a second season.“Alaska: The Last Frontier” premiered in December of last year. The hour-long show portrays the homesteader lifestyle led by members of the Kilcher clan.

While many of his friends have affectionately called Halibut Cove resident Clem Tillion boisterous, they are now hoping he displays that trait at a special gathering this Saturday night across Kachemak Bay.

A spokesperson for Apache Corporation says the company has called a "pause" in three-dimensional seismic work conducted near Ninilchik. Government relations manager Lisa Parker tells the Homer News that the stoppage is due to a lack of necessary permits.

Homer’s ban on disposable plastic shopping bags has gone from on-again to off-again to back on-again. With a final vote of the Homer City Council Monday night, the bag ban is set to become law January 1st.

An Era Aviation flight from Kodiak to Anchorage made an emergency landing in Homer Monday after the pilot shut down an overheating engine. Flight 889 landed safely at the Homer Airport at about 12:15 p.m.

Don Ronda passed away on September 14, survived by his wife, their three children and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His memorial service was held this past Saturday in the Homer High School commons area and was attended by many members of the Homer community.

Flooding along the Kenai River is beginning to subside, despite some road closures in the area. The National Weather Service reported Tuesday that water levels crested at Cooper Landing one-half-foot above moderate flood stage, with some low lying areas around Kenai Lake still flooded.

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