Recent News Stories

Buccaneer Energy now has more financial resources to conduct its oil and gas operations in Alaska. In a news release, the company announced new agreements with Chicago-based Victory Park Capital for $100 million in new capital funding.

An exhibit created by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. made its Alaska debut at the Pratt Museum in Homer Friday night. The exhibit explores a topic of interest to just about everyone - food.

Two teenage girls are leading a robotics camp this week at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. The week-long camp is thanks to a grant the girls won to focus on getting kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math.

The two-day Industry Outlook Forum wrapped up Friday in Homer but not without a “virtual” visit from Alaska’s Congressional delegation. All three members of the delegation recorded video messages to be played at the forum.

The Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer has a new look thanks to a visiting artist and a group of local volunteers who’ve created a giant sculpture out of commonly found objects. Sculptor Jarod Charzewski conceived of the large buoy sculpture.

Two arrests have been made in a sexual assault case that has caused a lot of community concern in Homer and led to a Thursday night meeting on the subjects of sexual behavior, bullying and alcohol abuse.

There are two new public restrooms on Pioneer Avenue in Homer and another facility at the end of the Spit. Cruise ship head tax money was used to pay for them. Now officials are pushing to get the restrooms finished before winter hits.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly had its annual meeting in Seward Tuesday night. An ordinance to liberalize the use of fireworks in the Borough was the hot topic. The measure fell with a unanimous vote in opposition, leaving the Borough’s fireworks prohibition in place.

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