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Aaron Selbig, KBBI - Homer

Aaron Selbig is a reporter at KBBI in Homer.

Nikiski LNG Plant May Reopen Soon

The ConocoPhillips LNG plant in Nikiski may be re-opening soon, thanks to a boost from the federal government. The Department of Energy announced Monday that it has approved a request from the company to resume LNG exports to Japan.

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April 15, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Statewide Smoking Ban Gains Traction In Senate

A proposal that would ban smoking in most public places in Alaska is making headway in the state Senate. Senate Bill 209 passed out of the Senate State Affairs Committee last week.

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April 9, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Homer Man Shoots, Kills Self With Trooper’s Pistol

Alaska State Troopers say a Homer man fatally shot himself after he grabbed a trooper’s gun during a struggle following a domestic violence call.

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April 3, 2014 - 5:52 pm
Parnell Signs Law Excluding Homer Harbor From Habitat Area

Parnell Signs Law Excluding Homer Harbor From Habitat Area

The Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat Area just became a little bit smaller. Governor Sean Parnell signed a bill into law Tuesday that excludes the Port and Harbor of Homer from the habitat area.

April 1, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Alaskan Author Reflects On ‘64 Quake

The 1964 earthquake caused immediate devastation in many communities in Southcentral Alaska. In Seldovia, on Kachemak Bay, the story was different. The town didn’t initially notice much damage from the disaster. But that changed when the spring high tides came in.

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March 28, 2014 - 5:35 pm
Buccaneer Energy Suspends CEO

Buccaneer Energy Suspends CEO

The board of directors for Buccaneer Energy may be taking the company in a new direction. Last week, the board suspended CEO Curtis Burton.

March 20, 2014 - 11:44 am

Bill Prioritizes Personal-Use Dipnet Fishing

A bill that would place a priority on personal-use dipnet fishing has been working its way through the system since it was introduced in the state legislature last year. The bill had a hearing in the House Fisheries Committee Tuesday.

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March 19, 2014 - 5:05 pm
Small Victories, Big Problems for Buccaneer In Alaska

Small Victories, Big Problems for Buccaneer In Alaska

Since Buccaneer Energy arrived on the scene in Alaska in the summer of 2011, it has seen a few victories and a host of unexpected problems.

March 12, 2014 - 11:29 am
Dry Well Forces Buccaneer to Abandon West Eagle #1

Dry Well Forces Buccaneer to Abandon West Eagle #1

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.

February 19, 2014 - 10:28 am
Homer Neighbors Fight Proposed 160-Foot Microwave Tower

Homer Neighbors Fight Proposed 160-Foot Microwave Tower

A proposal to build a 160-foot microwave tower atop the Homer bluff has residents in the area concerned about their property values and views of Kachemak Bay. The City of Homer Planning Commission has already signed off on the project but it could still get hung up in the legal system.

December 26, 2013 - 10:06 am

Homer City Charter Petition Effort Gathers Steam

Homer residents may have noticed a petition circulating around town recently, calling for the formation of a charter commission. If the petition effort is successful, that commission would then be tasked with writing a new city charter for Homer.

November 14, 2013 - 11:29 am

Era Flight’s Landing Gear Collapses After Landing At Homer Airport

Passengers aboard an Era Alaska flight got quite a scare Wednesday when their aircraft’s landing gear collapsed shortly after landing at the Homer Airport.

October 24, 2013 - 9:54 am

Municipal Elections Held Across State

Municipalities across the state held elections Tuesday. Homer’s ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags went into effect January 1st but nine months later, the ban appears to be history. Homer residents voted to repeal the ban in yesterday’s municipal election.

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October 2, 2013 - 5:41 pm
Winter Study of Beluga Whales Difficult, Scientists Say

Winter Study of Beluga Whales Difficult, Scientists Say

As scientists attempt to better understand the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale, they are taking a closer look at what the whales eat, but studying the dining habits of beluga whales is harder than you might think.

September 25, 2013 - 10:17 am
Buccaneer Ramps Up for Drilling Project Near Homer

Buccaneer Ramps Up for Drilling Project Near Homer

Buccaneer Energy’s jack-up rig Endeavour has moved from the Cosmopolitan Unit in Cook Inlet to the Southern Cross Unit, but has yet to spud a well. Onshore, the company is planning to move the Glacier drilling rig from Kenai to the West Eagle Unit east of Homer.

September 19, 2013 - 9:29 am

Homer Trail Death Ruled a Homicide

The death of a man found near the Poopdeck Trail in Homer has been ruled a homicide. Police are offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.

August 9, 2013 - 10:20 am
Seldovia Family Completes Cook Inlet Trek

Seldovia Family Completes Cook Inlet Trek

A family of outdoor adventurers from Seldovia has completed its latest epic adventure. Erin McKittrick and Bretwood Higman – joined by four-year-old Katmai and two-year-old Lituya – hiked and packrafted more than 800 miles around the entirety of Cook Inlet.

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August 5, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Homer To Sue Grant Aviation Over Unpaid Rent

Five months after the company suddenly pulled its operations out of the southern Kenai Peninsula, Grant Aviation is facing a lawsuit from the City of Homer. Grant owes the city about $20,000 in unpaid bills.

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July 26, 2013 - 4:24 pm
New Book Delves Into Life Of ‘Papa Pilgrim’

New Book Delves Into Life Of ‘Papa Pilgrim’

A new book by longtime Alaska journalist Tom Kizzia hits bookstores Tuesday. “Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier” details the story of Robert Allen Hale – better known to Alaskans as “Papa Pilgrim” – who for years terrorized his family in the remote mountains of Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park.

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July 15, 2013 - 5:18 pm
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Brooks Falls Bear Cam Comes Online

Every summer, thousands of visitors travel to Katmai National Park and Preserve, most of them there to see the park’s number one attraction – the brown bears that fish for salmon at Brooks Falls. Now, thanks to a new project, people all over the world can watch the famous bears, too.

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July 11, 2013 - 5:46 pm