Recent News Stories

After a special shareholders meeting Tuesday, the Board of Directors for energy producer Buccaneer Energy has a new look. A takeover attempt by a group of Singapore-based investors was only partly defeated in a vote Tuesday in Sydney, Australia.

The Homer Winter Carnival came and went this past weekend. An annual Homer tradition for the past 59 years, the highlight of the carnival is the parade that runs down Pioneer Avenue. If you happened to miss it, than here’s what you might have heard.

A Nikiski teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student was the subject of a law enforcement manhunt Thursday afternoon. After the man threatened to commit suicide, two local schools were placed on lockdown.

Homer Police say East End Road has been reopened following a mudslide incident earlier this afternoon. Workers from the Alaska Department of Transportation are on site, guiding traffic through one lane in the area near Kachemak Drive.

A property owner who lives outside the boundaries of the Homer and Kachemak City Special Assessment Districts wants natural gas at his house. Pete Roberts is leading the charge to create a Utility Special Assessment District, or USAD, with his neighbors out East End Road.

A fugitive wanted on charges of kidnapping and robbery was apprehended Friday night in front of a grocery store in Anchor Point, but not before allegedly attempting to assault the arresting officers. 

Buccaneer Energy has experienced another setback in its oil and gas exploration efforts in Alaska. After spending millions of dollars to begin an onshore project east of Homer, the company is pulling up stakes and abandoning its only well at the site.

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra’s Summer Music Festival is already underway. Classical music lovers across the peninsula will have many chances to catch the group perform. There also will be special events with visiting artists the Madison String Quartet.

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