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Property owners looking to rebuild and repair after several days of flooding and high water last week will have a bit of relief from the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The Borough announced Tuesday that permitting fees for residents with flood-damaged properties will be waived.

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.

This month’s meeting of the Borough’s Anadromous Streams Task Force started off with a discussion about semantics. At issue was the role of the mayor’s Chief of Staff Paul Ostrander, who is serving on the task force as group’s facilitator. 

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.

With Homer Mayor Jim Hornaday making the decision not to run for reelection in the October 2nd municipal election, tow sitting members of the Homer City Council are vying to take his place. KBBI’s Aaron Selbig sat down for an interview with Beth Wythe and Bryan Zak.

The Seldovia Museum is playing host to 24 handmade dolls from remote Alaska Native communities across the state. The dolls are Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Inupiaq. Homer resident Gert Seekins has been collecting the dolls over the years.

The winners for this year’s Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest had a chance to read their pieces to a packed house Friday night. Thirteen authors stepped on stage at the Homer Council on the Arts gallery to read their prize-winning pieces.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released an emergency order Wednesday closing sport fishing in certain areas of the southern Kenai peninsula. King salmon runs have been down in Cook Inlet for the past few years.

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