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The Soldotna City Council will meet in a special session Wednesday to declare an opening for the office of mayor, signaling the official end of Senator-elect Peter Micciche’s run in that office. The newly elected senator for the Kenai Peninsula is fond of saying he’s not interested in politics.

Voters who live within the boundaries of the City of Homer will have a few key decisions to make before the October 1st municipal election. In addition to a ballot measure on plastic shopping bags, four candidates have filed to run for the city council.

Homer Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Monte Davis announced his resignation Friday, citing family-related reasons for moving out of state. Davis says he and his wife, JoAnn, are leaving for Fort Worth, Texas, where they can be closer to JoAnn’s family.

A Homer man was discovered dead last week, an apparent victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Homer Police say that the body of 20-year-old Nickolas Phillips was found shortly after 9 a.m. Friday morning.

Homer Police report that an armed robbery occurred at 10:48 p.m. Thursday night at the Grog Shop in downtown Homer. According to a news release Friday, the suspect was a white male, wearing a mask. He took an undisclosed amount of cash.

Homer city officials have delayed a vote that would change the rate structure for the city’s water and sewer use. Action was expected from the city council during its meeting last week, but there was enough uncertainty to postpone.

 

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.

A big party is in the works for the community of Homer. Plans are being made to host Governor Sean Parnell in a few weeks, when he and other state leaders arrive for the annual Governor’s Picnic.

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