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Enstar Natural Gas Company is continuing prep work for the expected construction on the trunk line into Homer. The company has already awarded a contract for construction on the trunk line to Sterling-based Chumley Incorporated and has also leased office space in Homer.

There are two new public restrooms on Pioneer Avenue in Homer and another facility at the end of the Spit. Cruise ship head tax money was used to pay for them. Now officials are pushing to get the restrooms finished before winter hits.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly had its annual meeting in Seward Tuesday night. An ordinance to liberalize the use of fireworks in the Borough was the hot topic. The measure fell with a unanimous vote in opposition, leaving the Borough’s fireworks prohibition in place.

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 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.

The death of a man found near the Poopdeck Trail in Homer has been ruled a homicide. Police are offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.

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.

Soldotna High School’s name will not change for next year’s new schools configuration. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District school board made the decision during its meeting Monday night.

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