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A $4,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed the Grog Shop in downtown Homer Thursday. Mel Strydom says he is adding to a reward already being offered by Kenai Peninsula Crimestoppers.

Volunteers and State Parks employees were able to prep Kachemak Bay State Park for the summer season. June 8 was Trails Day and nearly 80 people made it across the bay.

 

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.

Moviegoers across the country got an up-close look at the wild Grizzly bears of Katmai National Park over the weekend. After a two-year shoot at Hallo Bay Bear Camp, Disney’s wilderness feature “Bears” opened last Friday.

More than a week after the 2013 municipal election, voters in Homer finally have official election results. A vote recount Tuesday confirmed that Bryan Zak and Gus Van Dyke were the two top vote-getters in a four-way race for the city council.

The Higman-McKittrick family from Seldovia is making progress on its 800-mile journey around Cook Inlet. They looked a little worn when they arrived in Homer earlier this week, fresh off a hiking trip around Kachemak Bay from Seldovia.

A Homer art gallery is one of just 153 arts organizations nationwide to receive a “Challenge America Fast-Track Grant” from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Bunnell Street Arts Center will receive $10,000 in grant money from the NEA. 

A pair of Homer musicians you may have heard of shared a moment in the spotlight Friday night, on one of country music’s biggest stages. For a little while, it was the town of Homer that basked in the spotlight.

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