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The high school football regular season wrapped up over the weekend and a trio of Kenai Peninsula teams will once again be headed to the playoffs, which begin Friday. Soldotna has been the team to beat in the “medium schools” division all year long. 

Students, parents and administrators at Homer High School received the tragic message Monday that one of their own was gone. Seventeen-year-old Cody Devaney died Sunday in what Alaska State Troopers are calling "an apparent suicide."

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly met in special session Friday afternoon to start the ball rolling on continued relief efforts from flood damage across the Borough. The Assembly passed a resolution extending Mayor Mike Navarre’s disaster declaration and an ordinance appropriating funding to go to infrastructure repairs.

An Anchorage man and woman facing charges related to the shooting death of Anchor Point resident Demian Sagerser pleaded not guilty earlier this month. The Homer News reports that at a hearing September 13th at the Kenai Courthouse, 20-year-old Demarqus Green pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

Kachemak Crane Watch recently issued a report on Sandhill Crane activity in the Homer area during the 2012 season. Crane Watch says despite the late spring and near record winter snowfall, Homer’s Sandhill Cranes arrived slightly earlier than last year.

An outbreak of chickenpox in Soldotna and Homer has state public health officials worried about the high number of local children who are not receiving vaccinations.

The City of Homer’s annual report for 2011 has been released and offers a comprehensive snapshot of how the city is doing, compared to previous years. In the 30-page report, Homer City Manager Walt Wrede says 2011 was a – quote – “rewarding but challenging” year.

While many of his friends have affectionately called Halibut Cove resident Clem Tillion boisterous, they are now hoping he displays that trait at a special gathering this Saturday night across Kachemak Bay.

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