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A final decision has yet to be made on a controversial proposal to allow heli-skiing in Kachemak Bay State Park and the State Wilderness Park but the park’s Citizen Advisory Board voted against it at its meeting November 14th in Homer.

The Kenai Peninsula lost one of its most influential figures Wednesday.  Clayton Brockel, the founding director of Kenai Peninsula College, died. He was 86. Brockel was chosen as the first director of KPC in 1963.

The concept of a Kachemak Bay Water Trail is one step closer to reality. At its meeting Monday, the Homer City Council approved the creation of a trailhead on the Homer Spit that would serve as a start and finish line for the 125-mile trail. 

A Homer man has a plan to remake city government. If his efforts are successful, a new seven-member commission could be formed to write a new city charter. Ken Castner says the move toward a charter commission is not just about him.

A weekend encounter with a brown bear on the Kasilof River left a Kenai man with just minor scrapes and bruises and his family unharmed, but the encounter was a scary one. Toby Burke Burke says the bear had been acting somewhat erratically.

Governor Sean Parnell released his budget for the next fiscal year last Friday, and it’s nearly $1.1 billion less than the current year’s general fund spending. Two big-ticket Homer projects would be funded with state and federal dollars.

After months of debate, the Homer City Council voted to approve a controversial overhaul to the city’s water and sewer rate structure. The sometimes heated conversation about the plan pitted Homer city government against the local business community.

Cook Inlet Natural Gas Storage Alaska, or CINGSA, is seeking a judgment in Kenai Superior Court to clear up a property dispute. CINGSA operates the natural gas storage facility just off Bridge Access Road in Kenai.

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