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Flood waters have begun to recede in Seward and points north, but the National Weather Service has extended its flood warning for the Kenai River until Thursday. Flooding along the Kenai has been reported in several areas and forced road closures and evacuations.

A Homer biologist has determined that shells and organic marine debris attached to the jack-up rig “Endeavour” did not survive the trip from Singapore to Cook Inlet waters.

Riders In The Sky, a group of four seasoned cowboy performers well known for their wit, humor and musical talents will be doing shows in Seldovia and Homer this week.

The Homer Documentary Film Festival got off to a rousing start last Thursday night with a gala showing of “Marley,” an inside look at the life of Bob Marley that was followed by a live performance from the Homer reggae band “Uplift.”

New data in a report issued by the United Way of Anchorage is helping the agency raise money to help people in need. Sue Borgen, Vice President of Community Engagement for the agency, says it helps people meet their basic needs like food, clothing, transportation and housing.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration just released its annual U.S seafood landings report for 2011. It shows the volume of fish caught is up from the year before with Alaska in the lead.

Big game hunters on the Kenai will be in a race to see who can bag one of a limited number of brown bears this fall. For the past five years, hunting licenses have been issued through a drawing. At the Alaska Board of Game’s meeting in January, it was decided to manage the hunt under a registration and permit system.

Era Alaska says it has completed all necessary upgrades and the Era Aviation fleet is resuming scheduled operations in Alaska after the commuter airline grounded 12 planes last weekend. In a statement Tuesday evening, President and CEO Bob Hajdukovich said staffers worked hard to complete the upgrades quickly and thoroughly.

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