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The task force organized in October to address issues related to the Department of Fish and Game’s king salmon management plan met for the first of four meetings Friday at Kenai Peninsula College.

Members of two Kenai Peninsula high school cross-country ski teams were taken to a Valdez hospital following an accident at Mile 55 of the Richardson Highway last week. Their bus rear-ended a DOT semi-truck.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District needs money to complete the second phase of its roof replacement schedule and upgrade the field at Homer High with turf. Board members approved a bond proposition totaling $22.9 million for the improvements.

A Port Graham man wanted for Sexual Assault of a Minor was apprehended by U.S Marshals in Tacoma, Wash. Friday. Marshals made the arrest with help from the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force. Forty-nine-year old Benjamin Lee Moonin was wanted by Alaska State Troopers.

Homer is known for its eclectic mix of eating establishments, some of which have changed hands and menus many times over the years.  One popular café that is now offering its customers a taste of Louisiana home cooking.

Absentee and special ballots from last week’s Borough and Municipal elections have all been counted, settling the last two contests on the Kenai Peninsula. In the unofficial results released Monday, Kelly Wolf defeated Michael Winegarden for Assembly Seat 1 by just seven votes, winning 232-225.

Homer Police Department officers have made five arrests related to a pair of high-profile burglaries in Homer. On October 21st, the TechConnect electronics store on Pioneer Avenue reported that it had been burglarized, with more than $4,500 worth of items missing.

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. 

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