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Homer’s volunteer fire department celebrated 60 years of service this weekend. They marked the occasion with a public barbecue, giving families a chance to explore the fire hall and its finest equipment. 

The creation of a task force last week by the state Board of Fisheries is a step toward finding solutions to the problems that plagued the 2012 fishing season, but local fishermen still have questions.

The Soldotna Stars and the Homer Mariners met Saturday night at Chugiak High School to determine the state’s medium-sized school football champion. It was the Stars that prevailed, 62-20.

Now that a long-sought natural gas pipeline is on its way into Homer, local residents and city officials are going to have to figure out what’s next. A pair of town meetings this week will focus on that question.

One of Homer’s best known and most beloved artists has died. Gaye Wolfe passed away early Sunday morning, according to a message from her family.

Another arrest has been made in an ongoing sexual assault case that stems from a teenage party in Homer last month. Alaska State Troopers said in a statement Monday that an unidentified 16-year-old male was taken into custody Sunday night. 

On a cold and snowy night at Chugiak High School, the Soldotna Stars football team dominated the Homer Mariners in Saturday's Medium Schools State Championship Game, 62-20.

After eight years in office, Homer Mayor Jim Hornaday has made his mark. A former judge known for his sharp wit and no-nonsense approach to government, Hornaday will take part in his last Homer City Council meeting Monday night. 

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