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Passengers aboard an Era Alaska flight got quite a scare Wednesday (yesterday) when their aircraft’s landing gear collapsed shortly after landing at the Homer Airport. No one wwas reported injured in the incident.

Kenai Peninsula news organizations were well-represented Saturday at the annual Alaska Press Club banquet in Anchorage, where statewide awards are given out for excellence in journalism.

Homer residents were able to get a home-cooked meal and donate to a good cause with this year’s Share the Spirit Spaghetti Feed. The annual event is a fundraiser for the charity’s Holiday Basket Program. 

At the end of the year, Homer Electric Association will begin generating all its own power. HEA’s contract to buy electricity from Chugach Electric is up, but the co-op isn’t done there. Plans are in the early stages for more generating capacity.

The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust has received a national honor that has only gone to a select few conservation organizations. Land trust officials hope the recognition will help them in their efforts to conserve wild lands on the Kenai Peninsula.

Homer city officials have approved a construction contract with Enstar Natural Gas Company to build a natural gas trunk line and distribution system. The price tag for construction is set at a cost-not-to-exceed $12.1 million.

Kenai Peninsula residents will be asked to cut back on their energy use Tuesday. In a scheduled test of the “Energy Watch” system, the public will be asked to practice energy use reduction.

After months of debate, the 2014 City of Homer budget is finally finished. At its Monday meeting, the Homer City Council made the last few adjustments to the $26 million budget and signed off on the document.

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