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Local musicians, singers, dancers, actors, and a few ukuleles are joining forces to recreate memorable moments from the swingin' sixties for the 1960s Show, a benefit for Homer Council on the Arts. The show features favorite songs, notable people, historical events, and TV shows from the iconic decade.

Cannabis Plant - Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Kenai Peninsula is joining other regions of the state in debating the finer points of cannabis regulation. At its meeting Tuesday, January 20th, the borough assembly heard from dozens of residents about the potential for a marijuana industry in the area.

Bridge Creek Watershed - Photo Courtesy of kenaiwetlands.net

After months of discussion, the Homer Advisory Planning Commission yesterday voted to keep the Bridge Creek Watershed protections in place as they were written. But the commission says conversation isn’t over yet.

Image Courtesy of Homer Hockey Association

The Homer Hockey Association is fighting to save their greatest asset, the Kevin Bell Arena. Right now the group is collecting donations to help chip away at a staggering load of debt.

Troopers and marijuana are on the agenda for this evening’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Meeting. Nikiski's population is going up and with it, drug-related crime. There's a push within the community to have a permanent trooper presence. Also before the assembly is a resolution to prohibit marijuana cultivation facilities outside of cities within the borough, pending voter approval. The assembly meets Tuesday, January 20, at 6 p.m.

A Christmas Day traffic accident in Anchor Point left a mother and daughter in pain and a community with a mission. Sunday afternoon, hundreds of people gathered at the Chapman School in Anchor Point for a spaghetti feed and auction to raise money for the family’s medical expenses.

Photo Courtesy of National Geographic

The Department of Fish and Game Advisory Committees for Homer and Seldovia held their first meetings of the year this week. The Seldovia Committee met Monday and the Homer Committee met on Tuesday night. Both committees conducted their annual elections and reviewed proposals that will be forwarded on to the Board of Game in March.

Allie Ostrander - Photo Courtesy of Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

Kenai runner Allie Ostrander has sprinted her way into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. She was named Wednesday as the female recipient of the 2015 Pride of Alaska Award. It’s one of the Directors’ Awards, chosen by the Hall of Fame board of directors. Ostrander is a senior at Kenai Central High School. She’s dominated local, statewide, and national competitions this academic year.

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