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A group of citizens on the Kenai Peninsula is trying to change the way voters cast their ballot in Kenai Peninsula Borough elections. Their "Better Elections initiative" would change elections in two big ways. 

A snowmachiner missing for two days in the Caribou Hills outside Homer was found by rescuers Sunday afternoon. Forty-one-year-old Steven Craig was located by a volunteer pilot and later transported to South Peninsula Hospital.

Anchor Point’s Chapman School was well represented during this year’s state spelling bee in Anchorage. Fourth-grader Kimberly Abbott made it to the third round before getting knocked out last month.

An Era Aviation flight from Kodiak to Anchorage made an emergency landing in Homer Monday after the pilot shut down an overheating engine. Flight 889 landed safely at the Homer Airport at about 12:15 p.m.

Enstar Natural Gas Company is starting the purging process for sections of the Homer distribution system. Residents will see notifications on their doors to confirm the purging is complete and gas is available at the meter. 

Buccaneer Energy’s jack-up rig Endeavor left the Homer harbor at about 8:30 a.m. Friday, heading for the Cosmopolitan Unit near Anchor Point. The rig had been moored at the harbor since arriving in Alaska from Singapore last August.

The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is developing a project that will construct slow vehicle turnouts on the Sterling Highway. The project would add 22 of the turnouts between Soldotna and Baycrest Hill.

The first Homer City Council meeting of 2014 will start the year of with a familiar refrain. For at least the fourth time in the last five years, council members will debate whether or not to end the wintertime grocery tax holiday they implemented in 2008.

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