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Buccaneer Energy fired the company charged with operating the $100 million Endeavour-Spirit of Independence jack-up rig after watching it sit in Homer delayed for months, miss the summer drilling window and rack up a large bill in harbor fees.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 7:02pm

It is a common habit to think of those who work in uniform, particularly local police and Alaska State Troopers, as faceless, ruthless authority figures who usually interact with the public only on one's worst days.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 12:23pm

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school Friday in a shooting that left 27 people dead, including 18 children, an official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way. The shooting appeared to be the nat...

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 11:40am

Katie Richmond guessed 100. Her best friend Madison Goforth, 2,000. Alice VanHoose thought it was more than 3,000. They were all wrong.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:52pm


Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:21am

Residents looking for emergency updates from the City of Soldotna can visit its new Facebook page. Despite not being a Facebook or smartphone user, city manager Mark Dixson said he wanted people to use the page in the same way they could use the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s page. “When I was at the...

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:17am

The Tsalteshi Trails are groomed and ready for skate and classic skiing, said Bill Holt, trail maintenance manager. "Some of the trails are excellent," he said, "and all of them are OK." He said the Wolverine trail is in the best condition.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 6:02pm

The case against Frank Roach and the disgraced nonprofit Alaska Veterans Outreach Boxes for Heroes crept forward at the Kenai Courthouse on Wednesday. The court has struggled to obtain representation for the nonprofit corporation.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 9:43pm

An independent oil and gas explorer has applied for an Army Corps of Engineers permit to build a new production platform in Cook Inlet's Kitchen Lights Unit. Furie Operating Alaska proposed in a Dec.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 9:42pm

A genetic analysis of chinook salmon caught in the Upper Cook Inlet east side setnet fishery showed more than 25 percent of the harvest typically attributed to the Kenai River actually returning to the Kasilof River.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:53pm


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