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Executives from several energy companies and representatives of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association met Tuesday in Soldotna to give a presentation to local business leaders on the state of the industry in Cook Inlet.

Homer’s ban on disposable plastic shopping bags has gone from on-again to off-again to back on-again. With a final vote of the Homer City Council Monday night, the bag ban is set to become law January 1st.

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.

Don Ronda passed away on September 14, survived by his wife, their three children and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His memorial service was held this past Saturday in the Homer High School commons area and was attended by many members of the Homer community.

Flooding along the Kenai River is beginning to subside, despite some road closures in the area. The National Weather Service reported Tuesday that water levels crested at Cooper Landing one-half-foot above moderate flood stage, with some low lying areas around Kenai Lake still flooded.

The Pioneers of Alaska took a big organizational step Saturday, voting to allow women to serve in the 105-year-old fraternal organization's highest offices. The vote came at the group's "Grand Igloo" convention in Soldotna.

Flood waters have begun to recede in Seward and points north, but the National Weather Service has extended its flood warning for the Kenai River until Thursday. Flooding along the Kenai has been reported in several areas and forced road closures and evacuations.

A Homer biologist has determined that shells and organic marine debris attached to the jack-up rig “Endeavour” did not survive the trip from Singapore to Cook Inlet waters.

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