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The students from Paul Banks Elementary School in Homer had been working for weeks on their annual holiday pageant before finally taking the stage last week before a packed audience.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk’s office declined a ballot initiative that sought to increase voter turnout by using a vote by mail and ranked choice voting system. Some of the language in the ballot proposal may be at odds with state statute.

The Homer special assessment district has passed a hurdle with a “yes” vote from all city council members on first reading. Final passage could happen at the next meeting Feb. 11.

Business owners, workers and residents in Homer’s Old Town neighborhood are pushing for safety improvements in the historic area. The Bunnell Street Art Center has taken the lead on the project and wants more help from the city.

 

Enstar Natural Gas Company is continuing prep work for the expected construction on the trunk line into Homer. The company has already awarded a contract for construction on the trunk line to Sterling-based Chumley Incorporated and has also leased office space in Homer.

More than a week after the 2013 municipal election, voters in Homer finally have official election results. A vote recount Tuesday confirmed that Bryan Zak and Gus Van Dyke were the two top vote-getters in a four-way race for the city council.

The Higman-McKittrick family from Seldovia is making progress on its 800-mile journey around Cook Inlet. They looked a little worn when they arrived in Homer earlier this week, fresh off a hiking trip around Kachemak Bay from Seldovia.

This month’s meeting of the Borough’s Anadromous Streams Task Force started off with a discussion about semantics. At issue was the role of the mayor’s Chief of Staff Paul Ostrander, who is serving on the task force as group’s facilitator. 

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