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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.

Tesoro Corporation has been issued a fine of more than $1 million for violating provisions of the Clean Air Act. On Thursday, the EPA announced an agreement with Tesoro. The company will pay a $1.1 million dollar fine and revamp its procedures.

The latest installment of Alaska reality TV will feature the small, isolated communities of Russian Old Believers that call the Kenai Peninsula home. National Geographic Channel is interested in profiling families who live in the Old Believer villages.

The Kachemak Bay Critical Habitat Area just became a little bit smaller. Governor Sean Parnell signed a bill into law Tuesday that excludes the Port and Harbor of Homer from the habitat area.

The Homer Documentary Film Festival is back and bigger than ever. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the festival is breaking new ground, including its first-ever international premier.

Movers and shakers from the across the spectrum of Alaska industry converged on the Homer Spit Thursday for a two-day forum held at Land’s End Resort. The 2013 Industry Outlook Forum kicked off with at least one surprise.

Opponents of a plan to build a 160-foot microwave tower in a Homer neighborhood took their argument before the City of Homer’s Board of Adjustment Tuesday night. The board has yet to make a decision whether to grant a permit for the tower’s construction.

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