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A group of sixth-graders at West Homer Elementary School got a lesson this week in the complex subject of DNA. The lesson comes from a grant from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. 

 

Fishermen who were around Kachemak Bay before the 1980s probably remember a time when king crab was the dominant fishery in the area. A new exhibit at the Pratt Museum in Homer takes a closer look at the time “When Crab Was King.”

Even though the state legislature is gaveled out, citizens on the Kenai Peninsula are trying to advance the legislative process in their own way. Rallies against Senate Bill 21 have been held all over Alaska since before the bill that lowers tax rates for oil companies was even voted on.

There are no reports of injuries or damage after a powerful earthquake sparked a tsunami advisory for hundreds of miles of Alaskan and Canadian coastline. The advisory alert was canceled early Saturday morning, when no damaging waves were generated.

Heavy rain all over the Kenai Peninsula this week has put residents on alert for possible flooding. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Thursday for the Kenai River, from Kenai Lake to the river's mouth.

After five months, the City of Homer is still in the midst of a lawsuit filed by a local condo owner. Kachemak Bay Title co-owner Ken Castner submitted the paperwork after city officials approved the controversial Homer Special Assessment District.

The state Board of Game wrapped up its five day meeting in Kenai Tuesday, going through a long list of proposals to change many of the game management rules on the Kenai Peninsula. There wasn’t a lot of opposition to increasing predator control measures.

After nine years as an active-duty general surgeon for the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Greg Hough has settled down in Homer to assist the South Peninsula Hospital, where he is now operating out of the hospital’s new full-time surgical clinic.

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