Recent News Stories

Just weeks after top executives for Buccaneer Alaska were fired, the company is making moves to shore up its financial situation. In a news release Wednesday, the company said it was selling off its remaining 25 percent interest in the Cosmopolitan drilling project.

The Seldovia Village Tribe’s Environmental Office has placed air monitoring equipment along Jakolof Bay Road. There is a concern the amount of dust that gets kicked up because of traffic may cause problems for area residents.

Fourteen years after being found washed up on a Halibut Cove beach, the complete skeleton of a gray whale is now gracing the exhibit hall in Homer’s Pratt Museum. Scott Bartlett, Curator of Exhibits at the Pratt Museum, says the 38-foot whale skeleton is the largest single artifact the museum has ever put on display. 

Performers with the group Quixotic have returned to Homer for shows Thursday and Friday night. The group provided workshops for residents interested in learning how to dance and perform aerial routines like members in the troupe.

Libraries in Kenai and Homer are trying to keep pace with advancing technologies and changing rules dealing with digital content. More and more services are tied to those technologies.

The Homer City Council meets tonight and one subject on the agenda promise to generate plenty of discussion. Council member Bryan Zak has proposed to reinstitute the city’s 4.5 percent sales tax on non-prepared foods during the winter months.

Dotting the coast line of Cook Inlet from Ninilchik to Nikiski are some of the Kenai Peninsula’s oldest businesses. Many of these commercial fish camps are still owned and operated by the families that started them two or three generations ago.

As BP’s trial gets underway to determine its responsibility in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, there are questions here about the ability of oil companies to be able to clean up a spill. Sen. Peter Micciche says there are a couple ways to set accountability standards.

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