Enstar Natural Gas Company is starting the purging process for sections of the Homer distribution system. Residents will see notifications on their doors to confirm the purging is complete and gas is available at the meter.
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Buccaneer Energy’s jack-up rig Endeavor left the Homer harbor at about 8:30 a.m. Friday, heading for the Cosmopolitan Unit near Anchor Point. The rig had been moored at the harbor since arriving in Alaska from Singapore last August.
The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is developing a project that will construct slow vehicle turnouts on the Sterling Highway. The project would add 22 of the turnouts between Soldotna and Baycrest Hill.
The first Homer City Council meeting of 2014 will start the year of with a familiar refrain. For at least the fourth time in the last five years, council members will debate whether or not to end the wintertime grocery tax holiday they implemented in 2008.
Homer city officials have subdivided Lot 2, Tract 1-A on the Spit. That’s the area where the Pier One Theatre sits. City councilors had a couple choices with the lot. They could put the whole area up for lease and see what kinds of businesses might be interested.
The U. S. Small Business Administration is making low-interest, federal disaster loans available to small businesses economically impacted by this year’s king salmon disaster.
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District officials are getting to work crafting next year’s spending plan. The school board is met Tuesday morning to start the process. The preliminary budget totals about $160 million.
The Kenai Peninsula lost one of its most influential figures Wednesday. Clayton Brockel, the founding director of Kenai Peninsula College, died. He was 86. Brockel was chosen as the first director of KPC in 1963.