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More than a week after the 2013 municipal election, voters in Homer finally have official election results. A vote recount Tuesday confirmed that Bryan Zak and Gus Van Dyke were the two top vote-getters in a four-way race for the city council.

The Higman-McKittrick family from Seldovia is making progress on its 800-mile journey around Cook Inlet. They looked a little worn when they arrived in Homer earlier this week, fresh off a hiking trip around Kachemak Bay from Seldovia.

This month’s meeting of the Borough’s Anadromous Streams Task Force started off with a discussion about semantics. At issue was the role of the mayor’s Chief of Staff Paul Ostrander, who is serving on the task force as group’s facilitator. 

The Alaska Marine Highway System announced Friday that the M/V Tustumena will not return to service until July. The Tustumena went into dry-dock in Seward for a major improvement project back in November and was originally scheduled to return to service April 17th. 

Two community housing projects have received funding to move on to a second phase of expansion. The developments in Soldotna and Homer have been made possible by grants from the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra’s Summer Music Festival is already underway. Classical music lovers across the peninsula will have many chances to catch the group perform. There also will be special events with visiting artists the Madison String Quartet.

Homer city officials are expressing relief over a jury’s verdict Thursday exonerating the actions of Homer Police Department officers during a 2006 shootout at the Homer Airport, although attorneys for the plaintiff have promised to appeal the case.

There’s a new addition to the array of sea creatures at Homer’s Pratt Museum but this one is just not your average fish.  Standing in front of one of the tanks, the new lumpsucker fish appears to be a grey rock, stuck to the back wall of the tank. 

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