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The months-long, sometimes contentious debate over the City of Homer’s wintertime tax on non-prepared foods is finally over. The Homer City Council rejected a measure to reinstate the tax at its meeting Monday night.

Every two years, the Tamamta Katurlluta ceremony is held in Homer to celebrate the heritage of Alaska Native tribes living in the region. KBBI’s Peter Sheppard attended the event Saturday and has this story.

A search-and-rescue effort to locate a missing snowmachiner near Caribou Lake was called off Monday when the man was located. Fisty-one-year-old Charles Moore of Homer was reported to be in good condition.

Congress has just a few weeks to act on the request for federal disaster aid to local fishermen affected by this year’s historically low run of king salmon.  The Alaska congressional delegation Tuesday received some updated information.

Just weeks after top executives for Buccaneer Alaska were fired, the company is making moves to shore up its financial situation. In a news release Wednesday, the company said it was selling off its remaining 25 percent interest in the Cosmopolitan drilling project.

The Seldovia Village Tribe’s Environmental Office has placed air monitoring equipment along Jakolof Bay Road. There is a concern the amount of dust that gets kicked up because of traffic may cause problems for area residents.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has approved a rule change that could pave the way for the borough to loans funds to both Homer and Kachemak City. The money would be used to pay for construction of natural gas infrastructure.

Performers with the group Quixotic have returned to Homer for shows Thursday and Friday night. The group provided workshops for residents interested in learning how to dance and perform aerial routines like members in the troupe.

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