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Three Disaster Assistance Centers will be open next week on the Kenai Peninsula to provide information and help to people using the state’s disaster recovery programs. Applications for State Individual Assistance, including the Individual Family Grant and Temporary Housing programs will be taken.

Absentee and special ballots from last week’s Borough and Municipal elections have all been counted, settling the last two contests on the Kenai Peninsula. In the unofficial results released Monday, Kelly Wolf defeated Michael Winegarden for Assembly Seat 1 by just seven votes, winning 232-225.

Two arrests have been made in a sexual assault case that has caused a lot of community concern in Homer and led to a Thursday night meeting on the subjects of sexual behavior, bullying and alcohol abuse.

Beau Burgess has won a seat on the Homer Council, defeating challenger James Dolma by just 43 votes. Burgess was appointed to the council earlier this year following the resignation of former council member Kevin Hogan.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks, the state Department of Natural Resources and the state division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys will soon be the benefactors of 3-D seismic research performed in Cook Inlet.

After concerns were raised about the safety of the Drift River oil storage facility located at the base of Mt. Redoubt, the energy company Hilcorp has started a project to ensure protection of the large oil tanks located there.  But before the project could be started, Hilcorp first needed waivers from provisions of the Redoubt Bay Critical Habitat Area Management Plan.

Votes are still being tallied from this week’s Borough and Municipal elections.  In  a press release Thursday, the Borough Clerk’s office said the Borough Canvass Board is currently processing Absentee and Special Needs ballots, as well as ballots received from by-mail precincts. Nearly one-thousand ballots are yet to be counted.  

Two arrests have been made in a sexual assault case that has caused a lot of community concern in Homer and led to a Thursday night meeting on the subjects of sexual behavior, bullying and alcohol abuse.

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