Recent News Stories

Construction crews are making progress on the natural gas trunk line and distribution systems for Homer and Kachemak City. According to Enstar Natural Gas Company, work is still underway along the Old Sterling Highway and Fairview Avenue. 

 

 

Buccaneer Energy now has more financial resources to conduct its oil and gas operations in Alaska. In a news release, the company announced new agreements with Chicago-based Victory Park Capital for $100 million in new capital funding.

Voters have approved funds for new roofs for a handful of schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and a new turf field for Homer High School. Roughly 57 percent of voters said yes to a proposition on Tuesday’s ballot.

The Alaska State Senate passed its version of the 2014 capital budget Saturday, marking a total of just under $1.9 billion dollars for transportation, energy and public works projects around the state. The budget contains funding for many projects on the Kenai Peninsula.

Governor Sean Parnell visited Kenai Tuesday to meet with local officials, mingle with residents and make a $30 million announcement.  That’s the amount the governor is proposing to spend on a five-year "Chinook Salmon Research Initiative."

The City of Homer will decide at its next meeting whether or not to provide almost $100,000 for improvements in the Old Town neighborhood. Business owners, workers and residents in the area have been pushing for safety upgrades and improved walkability.

A Seldovia man is safe after surviving a swamped vessel and an icy dip in Kachemak Bay Monday night. Fifty-four-year-old Kelly Brennan was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew near Port Graham after an afternoon fishing trip took a turn for the worse.

Homer residents may have noticed a petition circulating around town recently, calling for the formation of a charter commission. If the petition effort is successful, that commission would then be tasked with writing a new city charter for Homer.

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