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The Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board has approved three-year contracts for the teachers and employees in the district. School officials gathered for a special session Tuesday morning. The agreements are retroactive to last year.

For the first time in its 20-year history, the Kenai River Classic will target silver salmon instead of king salmon. The Kenai River Sportfishing Association changed the annual three-day fishing invitational from July to August.

Homer residents in the Highlands Drive area of West Hill are reporting the presence of a black bear that has apparently learned to open car and house doors. Fish and Game biologist Jason Herreman says neighbors in the area first reported the bear.

Walt Wrede has served as the city manager of Homer for ten years. Since taking the job, he has seen many proposals come before the city council, including controversial items like the proposed addition of a big box store and the Town Center project, but has still maintained his post.

The body of a 61-year-old man was found in Homer Sunday night. Homer Police Chief Mark Robl says the body was found shortly after 10 p.m. by two passers-by on the Poopdeck Trail, which runs from Pioneer Avenue in downtown Homer.

Novelist Tim O’Brien made an apperance Friday at the Mariner Theater. His book “The Things They Carried,” a collection of short stories about the Vietnam War, has been the focus of "The Big Read" in Homer.

The Homer City Council debated a slew of budget amendments for the better part of an hour at its meeting Monday night and, as in any budget discussion, there were winners and losers.

After several years of uncertainty over its long-time home in the HERC building, the Homer Boys and Girls Club is shutting its doors and laying off employees. Officials say the club will be closed after the school year ends next week.

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