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A man who Homer Police says is responsible for robbing the Grog Shop at gunpoint Sunday night has been caught. Police believe 50-year-old John Allen Mumey may have had a homemade bomb in his possession during the crime.

The cities of Homer and Kachemak City have started hammering out a new agreement for the use of Homer’s wastewater utility. This is the first time the agreement has been updated since it was initially adopted more than 20 years ago.

The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is having an open house and presentation in Anchorage that will detail a Sterling Highway construction project extending onto the Kenai Peninsula.

Crews installing the natural gas trunk line into Homer and Kachemak City have energized a 17-mile stretch of the pipe. It’s the next step in connecting homes and businesses in both towns to the service.

At least one condominium owner has filed suit against the City of Homer for the way it has assessed condos as part of the Homer Special Assessment District. Ken Castner is part owner of the Kachemak Bay Title building and says his condo will be assessed six different times. 

New Coast Guard rules are now in effect that will impact commercial fishing vessels working in waters more than three miles from shore. It is now mandatory for those boats to have a dockside safety exam every two years.  

Groups involved with natural resource management on the Kenai Peninsula were in Homer Thursday. The Homer Soil and Water Conversation District brought individuals together to ensure everyone is working well together.

Since the first of this year, shoppers in Homer have had to get used to a new law prohibiting plastic shopping bags. But Homer voters may end up having the final say on whether Homer’s ban lasts through the year.

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