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The Kenai Peninsula Borough has agreed to construct a new building for the purpose of storing hazardous waste, as part of an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency. The Borough was levied the fines following a 2009 inspection of a storage facility in Soldotna.

Last week, West Homer Elementary’s teachers welcomed community elders and grandparents into their classrooms for "Elders for Education Day," a new tradition that teachers hope will foster a strong and lasting connection between the classroom and Homer’s elders.

The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is having an open house and presentation in Anchorage that will detail a Sterling Highway construction project extending onto the Kenai Peninsula.

The Holland America cruise ship M/S Amsterdam has completed its 2012 “Alaskan Explorer” tour – with ports of call in Kodiak and Homer – a bit prematurely. The cruise line announced Friday that, due to a nasty weekend weather forecast, the ship would abandon plans to make a final stop in Homer and Kodiak.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough has agreed to build a new hazardous waste storage facility. That announcement comes after the Borough was assessed a fine by the Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal waste management rules at the current facility in Soldotna.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board met last week in Homer. One of the hot topics up for discussion was teacher and staff contracts, as presidents from both the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Education Support Association addressed the Board.

Era Alaska was rerouting some passengers to other airlines Sunday due to equipment upgrades on its aircraft. In a press release Sunday, Era officials said that upon learning that that the cockpit voice recorder common to its entire fleet did not fully conform to all regulatory specifications, the company’s senior management grounded all Era Alaska planes.

The City of Homer recognized one of its newly-famous citizens Monday night – Mrs. America pageant winner Vicki Sarber. Sarber – a stay-at-home mom of three children – won the Mrs. America pageant last month in Tuscon, Arizona.

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