Buccaneer Energy has experienced another setback in its oil and gas exploration efforts in Alaska. After spending millions of dollars to begin an onshore project east of Homer, the company is pulling up stakes and abandoning its only well at the site.
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Homer city officials will not appeal a decision made by a Kenai Superior Court judge regarding the city’s special assessment district. Ken Castner filed a lawsuit last March after he said his condo was unfairly assessed within the HSAD.
The volunteer organization that helps keep the doors open at Homer’s Kevin Bell Arena is looking for new funding. Monthly loan payments for the facility are set to double in about 18 months. The facility is one of only four in the nation that’s privately owned.
Folks in Homer saw the return of Outhouse racing during the Winter Carnival over the weekend. It was one of many events from the past brought back to celebrate the town’s 50th anniversary.
The task force in charge of developing plans and building the new harbormaster office in Homer now has the funds to move forward. But at least one Homer City Council member wanted to clear up a few things before that money was approved.
Representatives from several state agencies and natural resources industries met in Kenai for the annual Industry Outlook Forum, sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District and The Alliance.
A proposal to put a bronze statue of Brother Asaiah Bates at WKFL Park in downtown Homer has drawn some controversy. After the Homer City Council sent the plan back to committee at its last meeting, it appears the community conversation will continue.
A new study shows big savings if school districts across Alaska pool health insurance under a state umbrella. School board members and administrators with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are hoping state lawmakers will consider the issue again.