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Leaders with the youth development program known as 4-H are trying to expand services in Homer. University of Alaska Fairbanks 4-H and Youth Development Agent Jason Floyd says Homer was actually the birthplace of 4-H in Alaska in the 1930s.

After this year’s poor fishing season, the call has been made by fishermen and political leaders for more economic data concerning the role of commercial and sportfishing in the local economy.  The first small steps toward getting that information were taken this week.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers were standing room only Monday night when Senator Peter Micciche held a public meeting about House Bill 77, the controversial piece of legislation that aims to streamline DNR permitting.

A plan to overhaul the City of Homer’s water and sewer rate structure is now on the fast track. At its meeting last Monday night, the Homer City Council heard testimony about the plan and cleared the way for its passage later this month. 

The latest installment of Alaska reality TV will feature the small, isolated communities of Russian Old Believers that call the Kenai Peninsula home. National Geographic Channel is interested in profiling families who live in the Old Believer villages.

The Homer Documentary Film Festival is back and bigger than ever. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the festival is breaking new ground, including its first-ever international premier.

One week after the 2013 municipal election, the race for two open seats on the Homer City Council was still in question. Candidate Justin Arnold called for a recount of the votes after results showed only an 11-vote difference between Bryan Zak and Corbin Arno.

Seldovia and Port Graham schools are on the hunt for a new principal. Sherry Hingley is moving to the central Kenai Peninsula for next school year to work in Cooper Landing and Sterling.

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