Recent News Stories

An Alaskan group is touring the state trapping volunteers in full body casts to illustrate the burdens of mental illness. The project’s lead artist hopes to shine a new light on these debilitating conditions and help prevent suicides.

The Alaska LNG Project continues purchasing private and public land in the Nikiski area, as the project continues its pre-engineering and design phase. LNG is liquefied natural gas.

 

A chef from Homer will be representing Alaska at the 2014 Great American Seafood Cook-Off Saturday. 19 chefs from around the country are heading to New Orleans, Louisiana to compete in front of a panel of celebrity judges.

Alice’s Champagne Palace is a Homer icon. It’s been featured in songs by artists like Ellis Paul and has been a fixture in town lore. It’s been closed for a while but is re-opening soon under new management.

The Homer City Council is taking on the issue of electronic cigarettes. It’s an issue that municipal and state governments across the country are wrestling with. Even the feds aren’t quite sure how to regulate it.

The business of refining oil in Alaska got a little cheaper on July 29. Governor Sean Parnell signed House Bill 287 into law, which provides millions of dollars in tax credits for in-state refineries, including the Tesoro refinery in Nikiski.

A barge mooring facility and a sheet pile loading dock were priorities for the Homer Port and Harbor Advisory Commission at its meeting July 23rd.

 

A community-wide celebration of summer was held recently when Homer Council on the Arts sponsored its annual Street Faire. Crowds strolled along Hazel Avenue to enjoy the festivities.

 

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