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Homer city officials have plans to re-allocate funds originally considered to be used for improvements at the intersection of Main Street and the Sterling Highway. The city received a Legislative Grant totaling $2 million that was set aside to be used for the troublesome intersection.

Homer High School seniors played their final home game on the Mariner football field Saturday afternoon. Homecoming festivities kicked off Friday night with a parade. KBBI’s Ariel Van Cleave attended the weekend events and put together an audio postcard.

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.

The annual Homer Shorebird Festival is set to kick off in May but this year, the Homer Chamber of Commerce is making some small changes. Upon registering, attendees will be provided with proof of their registration that will grant them access to all events.

Members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly heard an update on the health of South Peninsula Hospital at their meeting Tuesday night. Hospital CEO Bob Letson told assembly members that much has been happening lately.

A controversial plan to revamp the City of Homer’s water and sewer rate structure had another round of debate at the Homer City Council’s last meeting. But a final up-or-down vote on the issue has yet to be made.

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.

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