FYI News briefs & announcements – July 25

New sign shows the way downtown
Homer’s status as a tourist town gives added significance to signs pointing the way. So, when the old sign pointing to downtown was ruined in heavy snowfall and plowing this winter, Monte Davis wanted to do something about it.
“I was out kicking around in the weeds, and there was this beautiful sign lying on the ground,” he said.
He called the state and asked for the permit so he could put it up on Sterling Highway and Pioneer.
The permit process took about six weeks.
“Now we have a five-year permit.” Davis said. “It’s really a lovely sign, and it’s important to have it pointing to downtown businesses.”

Chamber to host political debates
The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will host two separate debates prior to the Aug. 28 primary election.
According to Chamber Director Monte Davis, the political debates will be presented as question and answer sessions for chamber members and the communities of the Southern Kenai Peninsula. It will give residents the opportunity to accurately assess the candidates and their positions on business related issues.
Debates will be held at the Kachemak City Community Center, located at East End Road and Bear Creek Drive.
Incumbent Sen. Tom Wagoner and challenger Peter Micciche, candidates for Senate District O, will debate on Aug. 15. Incumbent Rep. Paul Seaton and challenger Jon Faulkner, candidates for House District 30, will debate on Aug. 22. Both events start at 7 p.m.

Republicans to hold potluck
The District 30 Republicans are hosting a potluck and candidate forum for the state representative race at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds.
Incumbent Rep. Paul Seaton and candidate Jon Faulkner, both Republicans, will be on hand to answer questions, as will incumbent Sen. Tom Wagoner and candidate Peter Micciche.

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