Senators co-sponsor bill aimed at stopping campaign abuses WASHINGTON – Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the first attempt at bipartisan campaign finance reform legislation in a decade: The Follow the Money Act of 2013. The bill seeks to address the influx of anonymous federal election spending and bring transparency and consistency [...]
Book winners Homer High School Battle of the Books winners were Iustina Kuznetsov, Genevieve Tymrak, Christopher Bice and Tayler Franklin. Looking for excellent teachers The BP Teachers of Excellence program is taking nominations of outstanding teachers who are making a difference for Alaska’s young people. The program is open to teachers statewide, and nominations will [...]
ocals win car, ATV and more
The $25,000-dollar credit from Stanley Ford, or $15,000 cash, went to Carrara Poindexter of Anchor Point. The 2012 Honda Rancher ATV was won by Charles Rehder from Homer, and one night lodging from NMS Lodging went to Tabor Ashment.
• A $20 gift certificate from Barb’s Video and $50 gift certificate from VBS Heating: Tom Stroozas Family;
• Membership and goodies from Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and $40 gift certificate from AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse: Charles Rehder;
Stradling was named Realtor of the Year 2012 at the Kachemak Bay Board of Realtors for her diverse role in all facets of real estate dating back four decades. Keeping this quiet was no easy accomplishment, given that Stradling is the group’s executive officer.
The antique store in downtown Homer added a new feature for diversity among the culinary offerings of a town famed for its fare: a tea room cozy enough to meet at the end of a beach walk, yet formal enough to present High Tea.
Coletta Walker, owner of the Ivory Goose and Tea Emporium, at 158 W. Pioneer Ave., expanded her shop’s offerings in an allotment of tea tables that can seat about 20-25 people.
The interior designer’s flare for the picturesque shows in every nook or open feature of the shop. Imagine on a cold, dark winter’s day entering a place filled with a spectrum of tea ware in bursting color and flowers, set among the delicate linens and shining antiques of long ago.
“I wanted ladies and gentlemen to relax and come enjoy a fine cup of tea and find their spirits tranquil and brightened. We all get the winter blues,” Walker said. “Tea is a peaceful, sociable thing to do. It brings us back to a more relaxed time period.”
Master gardener classes open The Central Kenai Peninsula Master Gardener Program Sign-up period is now open, with an invitation to Homer gardeners who want to achieve new levels using their green thumbs. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardener Volunteers provide leadership and educational services to the community in home horticulture. Anyone with [...]
A packed community meeting Thursday at Homer High School focused on healing and understanding in the wake of a disturbing series of events in an out-of-control party on Sept. 8. The 500-person capacity auditorium was nearly full.
Principal Allan Gee followed an agenda for the meeting, starting off with the High School Choir singing ‘Stand By Me,’ followed by a listing of facts showing Homer High students tend to perform well.
“Homer High School kids are good kids, and they need to be commended,” he said. A lot of false rumors circulated during the investigation into the Sept. 8 incident that hurt the teenagers.
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is scheduled to take final action on the halibut catch sharing plan between the commercial and charter sectors in the Gulf of Alaska, 3A, and Southeast, 2C this week after Anchorage hearings at the Hilton Hotel. On Monday a scientific and statistical committee reviewed the issue and Tuesday [...]
Man indicted on seven felony counts An indictment was handed down Friday in the August case of a local kidnapping at gunpoint, but the man charged with seven felony counts still has not been apprehended by police. Troopers allege Bret Herrick, 51, arrived uninvited at a home on Aug. 3 where three people were present. [...]
Buccaneer Alaska’s drilling plans on East End and Cook Inlet proved a hot draw at Homer City Hall Monday night as people crowded in to hear the presentation from two officials.
Steve Lombard of Cardno Entrix and Mark Landt an official at Buccaneer Alaska, outlined the permits obtained, spill prevention equipment and drilling schedules.
The oil and gas concern has leases in the U.S., Canada and South America. They are headquartered in Houston, Texas. Buccaneer’s parent company, Cardno Entrix, is located in Australia.
“We probably have one of the best records in Alaska for turning a drilling operation around,” Landt said. Buccaneer drilled its first well on the Kenai Peninsula earlier this year, and sold the gas to ENSTAR in a short window of time. This is called the “Walmart Well” because it’s located north of the mega store on the Kenai Loop.
Now the plan is to develop Cosmopolitan Unit 1 and 2 this fall, using the jack up rig Endeavor, which is an entirely separate process from onshore drilling. The vertical offshore wells will allow for penetration of shallow gas formations. One unit is off Nikiski and the other is closer to Anchor Point.