At approximately 11:30 a.m. the entire Kenai Peninsula lost power. Homer Electric Association had two units trip at Nikiski which in turn caused Bradley and Cooper Lake units to trip off-line. Chugach customers in Girdwood and south are included in this outage.
Homer Electric Association is beginning to restore power to the Kenai Peninsula following a Peninsulawide outage earlier today. Restoration to all members is expected to be completed by mid-afternoon.
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by Laine Welch For the 16th year in a row, Dutch Harbor ranked as the nation’s top fishing port with 752 million pounds crossing those docks last year. The catch was valued at $214 million. The No. 2 port for landings again was Empire-Venice, La. The Aleutian Islands jumped to third place with 456 million […]
A leak that turned into a major water pipe break has caused some Homer residents and businesses to be without water today. Crews worked Monday to repair the break that was discovered in front of the Pioneer Building, which is undergoing renovation on Pioneer Avenue. “The leak was discovered by a contractor during the weekend,” […]
In preparation for first gas deliveries to Homer, ENSTAR Natural Gas Company will energize the first 17 miles of the Homer Trunk Line with natural gas and place it into service this week. Residents of the Homer and Anchor Point areas may notice an odor as the line is purged on Friday, August 16; this […]
376 pound halibut caught by Anchorage resident Jennifer Davis on July 16, through Steve’s Saltwater Charters.
Homer resident, Mrs. Sandra Lauretta Jensen, 71, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at her home in Homer. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Jensen was born Jan. 26, 1942 in Minneapolis, Minn. She graduated high school in Minnesota and in1984, she moved to Alaska, living in Fairbanks, Nome and finally Homer. Before […]
The Homer Lady Mariners kept fairly busy last week, cramming six games of softball into four days in an effort to getting some playing time in before the regular season ends.
The Lady M’s started with a 8-0 Northern Lights Conference win over the Soldotna Stars last Wednesday. The victory extended Homer’s winning streak to eight games.
Hannah LaRue pitched the entire game for Homer, striking out six SoHi players. McKi Needham went 2-for-2 to lead Homer, while teammate Maggie LaRue picked up two runs and a triple. Senior shortstop Miranda Beach added a triple of her own.
Homer moved on to host Kenai on Thursday, and dominated the Kardinals with consistent hitting throughout the game. The M’s opened with two first-inning runs, and then added seven more in the top of the second. For Kenai, it was all downhill from there.
Anchor Point resident, Howard Orvis Houglum, 64, died Monday, April 15, 2013 at his home with his family by his side. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Mr. Houglum was born May 18, 1948 in Faribault, Minnesota. He graduated from Cook County High School in Grand Marais, Minnesota. He worked for Hedstroms […]
Virginia L. Cundiff Longtime Homer area resident Virginia L. Cundiff, 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. A celebration of her life will be planned at a later date. Her cremated remains will be placed near Mt. Augustine, so she can be seen from her dining […]
Bay Welding Services, Inc. passed a landmark this month in the completion of its 100th steel-fabricated boat. This boat is the biggest yet, and the fifth one for the Alaska State Troopers.
The local boat manufacturing business is celebrating its milestone of building boats designed for Alaska’s toughest seas from noon-3 p.m. April 6 at Bay Welding, located at 3301 E. End Road in Homer, where the trooper boat will be unveiled.
The 100th boat has a 42-foot long hull, 14-foot beam width that operates on 900 horse power triple outboard engines. It will be christened as the M/V Churchill, named in honor of Trooper Sgt. David C. Churchill who suffered a heart attack and died while hiking up a mountain to check on a hunting party. Churchill was a 12-year trooper veteran who died in 1998.