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The City of Homer recognized one of its newly-famous citizens Monday night – Mrs. America pageant winner Vicki Sarber. Sarber – a stay-at-home mom of three children – won the Mrs. America pageant last month in Tuscon, Arizona.

The people of Homer will have to wait a couple more weeks to see whether or not a city-wide ban on disposable plastic shopping bags will go into effect. Last week, Homer Mayor Jim Hornaday vetoed the plastic bag ban but the city council took no action on the mayor’s veto at its meeting Monday night.

While it currently consists of 20-year-old degraded plastic planks, the Beluga Slough Trail in Homer will soon be receiving a new, elevated metal-grating walkway that is designed to be safer and more environmentally friendly.

Although the deadline for dipnetters to report their catch to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has expired, the department would still like to receive the reports.

U.S. Senator Mark Begich introduced an amendment Tuesday to employ military veterans as coordinators of community clean-ups of marine debris from the Japanese tsunami of last year. Begich and co-sponsors offered the amendment to the Veterans Job Corps Act of 2012, which is being considered in the Senate this week.

The Kodiak girls and boys swimming and diving teams swept the Homer Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Homer.

The Kenai Wildlife Refuge is accepting applications for commercial use permits for scenic rafting on the river. As KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran reports, the process to get commercial permit from the Refuge can be highly competitive.

Homer High’s strong cross-country running team proved dominant at last weekend's Palmer Invitational, sweeping the small-schools team titles.

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