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A relatively short agenda allowed the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly time to hear presentations and testimony from Southern Peninsula residents ranging from studies in Cook Inlet being performed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to hospital reports.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has six new principals at schools across the peninsula. Two of those brand new administrators to the district are in Homer. And both are settling in pretty well with one week of school under their belts.

Homer Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Monte Davis announced his resignation Friday, citing family-related reasons for moving out of state. Davis says he and his wife, JoAnn, are leaving for Fort Worth, Texas, where they can be closer to JoAnn’s family.

A Homer man was discovered dead last week, an apparent victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Homer Police say that the body of 20-year-old Nickolas Phillips was found shortly after 9 a.m. Friday morning.

The group in charge of design plans and construction of a new harbormaster’s office in Homer has found ways to cut down on the budget. But the task force will still likely need a little extra from the city to build the new office.

Business owners, workers and residents in Homer’s Old Town neighborhood are pushing for safety improvements in the historic area. The Bunnell Street Art Center has taken the lead on the project and wants more help from the city.

 

Turning in a strong final run from Freddie’s Roadhouse to the finish line Sunday afternoon, Mitch Seavey took the top spot in this year’s Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race. Thirty teams finished this year’s race, from a field of 37 that left Kasilof Saturday.

Despite one member expressing “buyer’s remorse,” the Homer City Council narrowly approved spending $31,000 on an advertisement at its meeting Monday night. The eight-page advertisement will appear in the book “North to the Future."

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