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.
The Homer Shopping Derby has done modestly well in sales of more than 800 tickets in its first season.
It continues one more week before time to wrap it up, said Homer Chamber of Commerce Director Monte Davis. Labor Day weekend will be the last chance for locals and visitors to use their punch cards as credit for shopping local.
The idea behind the derby was to act as a local stimulus for the economy and bring people into Homer businesses. At the end, a cash prize of $5,000 will go to the winner.
“It didn’t take off like I wanted, but this was the first year we tried it, and so that’s OK. We are going to tweak it for next year,” Davis said.
By Bronwynn Kelly VISTA Volunteer The Homer Farmers Market is a vibrant community, a wonder place to meet folks, hear some great music, and meet your food needs for the week. Here are a few more reasons that shopping at the market is a great idea. 1. Freshness. Produce is brought to market the same […]
For many young oil company recruits, it was the first time riding a boat out on the water or spying the life forms inhabiting a tide pool.
Produce-fest Saturday Save U More has been working on expanding their produce section. “Check out and shop our expanded produce section. We obtained new eco-friendly produce coolers and also widened our aisles to make shopping easier,” says Produce Manager Pam Munro. “We brought in, and continue to bring in, more fruit, vegetables, nuts and other […]
Time to gather up broken television sets, spent computers, inoperable printers and other no-longer-useful gadgets for the Annual E-Recycling Day 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 28 at Spenard Builders Supply.
Sponsored by Cook Inletkeeper, the event is meant to help residents and businesses safely dispose of items that contain both toxic and reusable parts.
Electronic waste is the fastest growing part of America’s waste stream. Electronics may be safe to use, but when discarded they can leak toxic chemicals like lead, mercury, and cadmium, said Dorothy Melambianakis, coordinator of the event.
Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Kenai relocated to new offices in Homer last week.
The Coast Guard moved into new offices in the historic Main Street Mercantile, built in 1936, during the first week of April in order to provide greater accessibility to the majority of the Unit’s customers and maintain a valuable connection with the people across the western Kenai Peninsula.
A commissioning ceremony for the new Homer location will be 10:30 a.m. May 3. The Marine Safety Detachment Kenai will be officially renamed Marine Safety Detachment Homer. The public is invited to attend the event.
Marine Safety Detachment Kenai is a six person office responsible for marine casualty investigations, pollution response and marine inspections throughout the western Kenai Peninsula. The move means all six are in the process of moving to Homer to staff the facility. Officer Lt. Sarah Geoffrion said they are excited to be moving to the historic building, and to Homer.
IRS Free File available for last-minute filers The tax deadline is fast approaching and even though the April 17 deadline offers a couple of extra days this year, the IRS wants to remind taxpayers who haven’t filed yet that IRS Free File is still available. “For taxpayers who find doing their tax returns too taxing, […]
Senior housing units open Homer Senior Citizens Inc., celebrated the opening of four new housing units at Swatzell Terrace Tuesday afternoon, adding to the organization’s ability to offer housing to seniors to Homer. The units are already rented, with move-in dates set for Jan. 1. Fred Lau, the former administrator at the center, was able […]