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Buccaneer requests city return money

Buccaneer requests city return money

Buccaneer Resources, the oil and gas production company that operated the jack-up drill rig Endeavor in the Cook Inlet in recent years, as well as other energy projects on the Kenai Peninsula, has asked the city of Homer and reportedly other businesses in Homer to return money paid to them for services rendered in the six months prior to the company’s filing for bankruptcy.
Homer City Manger Katie Koester reported to the Homer City Council this week that the city’s attorney, Thomas Klinker sent a letter to …

July 28, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Council ponders banning vehicles on Bishop’s beach

Council ponders banning vehicles on Bishop’s beach

People will be pressed to pick up after their dogs more vigilantly after the Homer City Council passed a new resolution Monday night to install dog waste dispensers at public buildings, trails and parks.
The council’s action came in response to public outcry about the myriad of problems at Bishop’s Beach during the past two years. That includes violent parties, loud vehicles, trash and dog waste.
The dog waste resolution comes as a first move toward a series of policy changes ahead to fix and enforce changes, said …

July 28, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Marine trades, college collaborate on basic training program

Marine trades, college collaborate on basic training program

An effort is afoot to train more people for entry-level positions in the marine trades in the Kachemak Bay area, and it is being led by those in the industry who say there are more jobs than candidates.
Don Lane, a commercial fisherman in the area since 1976 and member of the board of the Homer Marine Trades Association, said a combination of marine trades industry expansion in the area, as well as the graying of the fleet, has resulted in a glut in the labor pool …

July 28, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Wild Shore Festival aims to pioneer new sound

Wild Shore Festival aims to pioneer new sound

When he arrives in August, Conrad Winslow will perform a piece of music composed for Homer. Called “Sonata for a Northern Sea Town,” it’s meant to convey what he “hears” in the eccentric cast of characters that inspired his Fritz Creek childhood.
But the melody does it through instruments – not lyrics.
As one of the organizers of the Wild Shore Festival of New Music Aug. 5-11, Winslow’s goal is to introduce Kenai Peninsula musicians to new ways of making music through current composers. Chicago-based …

July 28, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Orchestra plans multimedia performance for ‘Exhibition’

Orchestra plans multimedia performance for ‘Exhibition’

Now in its 20th year, the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will offer an Aug. 7 Homer concert entitled, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” that localizes a 141-year-old story of friendship between a composer and his artist friend. KPO then takes the show to Kenai for a performance on Aug. 8.
In an effort to whet music lovers’ appetites, the orchestra is offering two weeks of smaller concerts meant to reach all ages and audiences at cafes, galleries and the library.
The grand finale at the Homer Mariner Theatre was written …

July 28, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Salmonfest rolls out the bands for salmon

Salmonfest rolls out the bands for salmon

Salmonstock’s story is a classic David and Goliath one; a group of dedicated activists working to preserve a world-class salmon fishery from a giant mine – and its role in successfully raising public awareness means some of the fight is over.
Now with its name changed to Salmonfest, the three-day concert July 31-Aug. 2 is under the new stewardship of Kachemak Bay Conservation Society, said promoter Jim Stearns. Five years ago, fighting against the Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay, the Renewable Resources Coalition developed the event to …

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Buccaneer requests city return money

Buccaneer requests city return money

Buccaneer Resources, the oil and gas production company that operated the jack-up drill rig Endeavor in the Cook Inlet in recent years, as well as other energy projects on the Kenai Peninsula, has asked the city of Homer and reportedly other businesses in Homer to return money paid to them for services rendered in the six months prior to the company’s filing for bankruptcy.
Homer City Manger Katie Koester reported to the Homer City Council this week that the city’s attorney, Thomas Klinker sent a letter to …

July 28, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Council ponders banning vehicles on Bishop’s beach

Council ponders banning vehicles on Bishop’s beach

People will be pressed to pick up after their dogs more vigilantly after the Homer City Council passed a new resolution Monday night to install dog waste dispensers at public buildings, trails and parks.
The council’s action came in response to public outcry about the myriad of problems at Bishop’s Beach during the past two years. That includes violent parties, loud vehicles, trash and dog waste.
The dog waste resolution comes as a first move toward a series of policy changes ahead to fix and enforce changes, said …

July 28, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Marine trades, college collaborate on basic training program

Marine trades, college collaborate on basic training program

An effort is afoot to train more people for entry-level positions in the marine trades in the Kachemak Bay area, and it is being led by those in the industry who say there are more jobs than candidates.
Don Lane, a commercial fisherman in the area since 1976 and member of the board of the Homer Marine Trades Association, said a combination of marine trades industry expansion in the area, as well as the graying of the fleet, has resulted in a glut in the labor pool …

July 28, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

Wild Shore Festival aims to pioneer new sound

Wild Shore Festival aims to pioneer new sound

When he arrives in August, Conrad Winslow will perform a piece of music composed for Homer. Called “Sonata for a Northern Sea Town,” it’s meant to convey what he “hears” in the eccentric cast of characters that inspired his Fritz Creek childhood.
But the melody does it through instruments – not lyrics.
As one of the organizers of the Wild Shore Festival of New Music Aug. 5-11, Winslow’s goal is to introduce Kenai Peninsula musicians to new ways of making music through current composers. Chicago-based …

July 28, 2015 | No comment | Read More »

You look a little sick — you should go fishing

You look a little sick — you should go fishing

Look around. No one even knows you’re here. Half the people in your office don’t even know your name, and the ones who do thought you retired last year. Now look out the window. See the sunshine? See the heat radiating off your car? That, my friend, is the call of the salmon.
If you listen very carefully, and try really, really hard to block out the ozone hum of the overhead fluorescent lights, you can almost hear the little Chinooks calling to you from the Fishing Hole.
Think …

June 16, 2015 | Comments Off | Read More »

Garden store with deep roots in Homer changes hands

Garden store with deep roots in Homer changes hands

Walk into Wagon Wheel Trading Post this week, and things are much the way they have been for decades. Laying hens wander beneath tables filled with lettuce and broccoli starts, back rooms are atwitter with birds and hamsters, and a steady stream of customers leave with arms full of purple petunias and yellow marigolds.
But here and there, signs of something new appear. The store is a little shinier than it has been in recent years, and a high-tech digital cash register has replaced the old till. …

June 9, 2015 | 1 comment | Read More »

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Jakolof oyster thieves charged

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Community news – July 29

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