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Anyone who lives in the City of Homer and feels the call to public service might have a good opportunity in front of them. Due to the recent election of Homer City Council member Beth Wythe to the office of mayor, there is a vacant seat on the council.

Although the next session of the Alaska State Legislature is still a couple of months away, Homer Representative Paul Seaton is working to raise awareness on an issue that he has championed for a long time. 

A man who was out birding Sunday afternoon near the mouth of the Kasilof River had his peace interrupted by an aggressive brown bear that attacked him. But the man came away from the frightening encounter with only minor injuries.

A recently released report outlining the numerous deficiencies of the old Homer Middle School – or HERC – building says the City of Homer would do just as well to tear it down as try to renovate the aging structure. The report could spell trouble for the Homer Boys and Girls Club.

The new fire and EMS station for Ninilchik Emergency Services is nearly complete. The facility will provide more space for equipment and the roughly 30 volunteers who make NES tick. 

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.

A pair of Homer businessmen has filed to run for two open seats on the Homer City Council. Corbin Arno and Gus Van Dyke share a belief that government spending in Homer is out of control.

Homer's ban on disposable plastic shopping bags went into effect Tuesday and the city is gearing up to enforce it. According to Homer City Manager Walt Wrede, the ban only applies to store owners and will not affect citizens who happen to have bags in their posession.

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