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A bill that would place a priority on personal-use dipnet fishing has been working its way through the system since it was introduced in the state legislature last year. The bill had a hearing in the House Fisheries Committee Tuesday.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has a plan in place for its capital projects over the next six years. The school board approved the timeline during its meeting earlier this month.

Sport fishermen from all over Alaska have had their eye on their calendars all winter, in preparation for March 22nd. That’s the day of the 21st annual Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament, one of the largest tournaments of its kind anywhere.

Homer officials said the city is in relatively good shape, financially speaking, and there are big plans on the horizon. Mayor Beth Wythe and City Manager Walt Wrede delivered their State of the City Address Tuesday.

A new fire station has long been planned for the Skyline Drive area on top of the Homer bluff. Last year, the Homer City Council re-appropriated a half-million-dollar grant from the state legislature to pay for the station.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has closed Ninilchik beaches for razor clam harvesting through the end of the year. The area includes the north bank of Deep Creek to a marker located about 3.2 miles north of the Ninilchik River. 

Volunteers from several organizations in Homer have been meeting to discuss what the city needs in terms of arts, culture, parks and recreation. The City Council received an update about the group’s progress so far during its Monday night meeting.

Basketball teams from Seldovia and Nikolaevsk will be heading to the state championships this weekend. The teams will represent the Kenai Peninsula in the 1A division. This is the first time since 1997 the Nikolaevsk Warriors have competed at the state level. 

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