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The volunteer organization that helps keep the doors open at Homer’s Kevin Bell Arena is looking for new funding. Monthly loan payments for the facility are set to double in about 18 months. The facility is one of only four in the nation that’s privately owned.

Homer’s new city ordinance banning the use of disposable plastic shopping bags might not have a chance to become law, after all. The plastic bag ban was vetoed by Mayor Jim Hornday Friday morning, setting up another vote Monday night.

At the end of the year, Homer Electric Association will begin generating all its own power. HEA’s contract to buy electricity from Chugach Electric is up, but the co-op isn’t done there. Plans are in the early stages for more generating capacity.

Nine candidates have signed up to be on the ballot for the upcoming Homer Electric Association Board of Directors election. The ballots will be mailed to Homer Electric members on April 1st. Completed mail-in ballots must be received by April 30th. 

 

The annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference was earlier this month in Homer. Dozens of fiction and non-fiction authors and poets met with aspiring writers for a series of panels, workshops, and readings.

Gaye Wolfe, one of Homer’s most prominent artists and a tireless advocate for the arts in Homer, passed away in Anchorage on October 14th.  On Sunday, she was honored at a multi-phase celebration of her life.

The most comprehensive exhibit featuring the artifacts and culture of the Dena’ina the Anchorage Museum has ever produced is on display for about six more weeks. The exhibit’s coordinator, Aaron Leggett, spoke at Kenai Peninsula College about the exhibit.

Clam diggers on the Kenai Peninsula will have to keep in mind a new set of rules for harvesting razor clams. For the first time in a decade, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reducing the bag limit for razor clams from 60 per day all the way down to 25. 

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