Recent News Stories

Buccaneer Energy has a new major partner to work with as it drills for oil and gas in and around Cook Inlet. In a news release Thursday, Buccaneer officials announced a deal with California-based EOS Petro, Incorporated. 

Registration is open for this year’s Winter King Salmon Tournament in Homer. Anglers can have lines in the water starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. The goal is to catch the heaviest king salmon within specific boundaries of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet.

The energy company Hilcorp has announced another step toward finalizing its acquisition of Cook Inlet assets from Marathon.  The transaction had been under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission, but that investigation has closed.

The City of Homer is preparing residents for construction on the natural gas trunk line into town and the planned distribution system. Officials said they want to anticipate when contractors will be working in neighborhoods and provide updates on progress.

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.

After nine months of preparation and planning, The Bagel Shop has opened its doors and is now serving Homer its namesake food. Although it’s only been open for less than week, the owners say that they are very pleased with the response.

 

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