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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.

Riders In The Sky, a group of four seasoned cowboy performers well known for their wit, humor and musical talents will be doing shows in Seldovia and Homer this week.

This year’s dismal return of King salmon, which led to a federal disaster declaration, has left commercial setnet fishermen on Cook Inlet’s east side with several concerns about how that declaration will affect them and what the state plans to do to ensure they aren’t shut out again next year.

The Homer Documentary Film Festival got off to a rousing start last Thursday night with a gala showing of “Marley,” an inside look at the life of Bob Marley that was followed by a live performance from the Homer reggae band “Uplift.”

New data in a report issued by the United Way of Anchorage is helping the agency raise money to help people in need. Sue Borgen, Vice President of Community Engagement for the agency, says it helps people meet their basic needs like food, clothing, transportation and housing.

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