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Since his election to the Alaska State Legislature last year, Senator Peter Micciche  has found himself neck-deep in oil and gas issues, something he knows about as a long-time employee of Conoco Phillips. Micciche recently spoke about Governor Sean Parnell’s proposal to overhaul oil taxes.

The fire that started near Funny River Monday is still going strong. The fire has consumed more than 44,000 acres. By Wednesday afternoon, more than 200 firefighters had been sent in to control the blaze.

Two Homer men accused of sexual assault at a large house party last month have had their bail set. Judge Margaret Murphy set bail at $5,000 for 20-year-old Anthony Resetarits and his 18-year-old brother, Joseph.

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.

Kachemak Bay Campus Director Carol Swartz has won a Meritorious Service Award from the University of Alaska. In a news release Friday, university officials said that Swartz received the award for her contributions to the literary community and to the public.

The Soldotna Stars and the Homer Mariners met Saturday night at Chugiak High School to determine the state’s medium-sized school football champion. It was the Stars that prevailed, 62-20.

The bluff between Mileposts 150 and 157 of the Sterling Highway has been slowly eroding the last several years. A plan to help stop the problem has been on an Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities improvement list since 2010.

Kids across the nation will be out selling lemonade this weekend. Saturday is Lemonade Day and the western Kenai Peninsula is getting in on the action.This year, there will be lemonade stands popping up in various locations in Homer, Kenai and Soldotna. 

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