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The two-day Industry Outlook Forum wrapped up Friday in Homer but not without a “virtual” visit from Alaska’s Congressional delegation. All three members of the delegation recorded video messages to be played at the forum.

Students from central and southern Kenai Peninsula schools gathered at the Anchor River Friday to learn about the salmon life cycle. This was the kick-off to the Salmon in the Classroom program.

As the snow pack slowly fades away, the Kenai Peninsula becomes an attractive spot for birds and bird lovers. The spring birding season is just around the corner with lots of activities and species to keep an eye out for.

A decision on whether heli-skiing should be allowed in Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park has been postponed until the park's management plan can be updated.

Buccaneer Energy is having a busy summer. The company’s jack-up rig Endeavor is finishing a drilling project at the Cosmopolitan Unit in southern Cook Inlet while plans are being made to drill onshore near Homer.

Homer’s deepwater dock will be undergoing a few improvements starting at the end of this month. The city is waiting on a delivery of materials and for Buccaneer Energy’s Endeavor jack-up rig to move out of the Homer Harbor before work can commence.

High prices for pink salmon have spurred interest in hatchery operations in Kachemak Bay. Kenai-based Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association has applied with the State of Alaska to reopen a hatchery in Port Graham that closed six years ago.

Birders from across the country were in Homer over the weekend for the Kachemak Shorebird Festival. A bird calling contest at Homer Brewing Company was among the weekend’s events. A rowdy crowd of about 50 people gathered at the brewery Friday night.

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