Recent News Stories

A Homer charter boat captain who pled guilty to distributing drugs to minors and possession of child pornography has been sentenced to ten years in prison. Thirty-four-year-old Randall Hines will also have to pay $160,000 in restitution.

Move over Kilcher family, there’s a new Homer TV celebrity in town. Four-year-old Jaelynn Thompson was chosen as Alaska’s representative in the HUB Network’s first annual “Holiday Bash,” a reality TV-inspired costume contest.

A Homer man was featured this week in an interview series dedicated to military veterans, put together by the office of Senator Lisa Murkowski. Jim VanOss shared his experiences during and after the Vietnam War.

Buccaneer Energy has experienced another setback in its efforts to deploy the Endeavor jack-up rig, which has been docked at the Homer Harbor about four months longer than originally planned. Last week, the company was forced to replace the operator of the rig.

Homer’s new transfer facility building is up and running. Design and construction took about two-and-a-half years and cost roughly $10 million.

 

Senator Peter Micciche was back on the Kenai Peninsula over the weekend, taking advantage of the halfway point in this year’s legislative session to re-connect with constituents. Micciche held a town hall-style meeting in Homer Friday night.

For the last few weeks the Homer United Methodist Church has taken the lead on an effort distributing food to teens in need. Volunteers have been working with other organizations and community members to have free food on hand to pass out each Friday.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will loan money to the City of Homer for construction on a natural gas trunk line and distribution system. The Borough Assembly approved the measure during its meeting Tuesday night.

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