Recent News Stories

Effler Trail Grand Opening Presentations - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

Homer’s newest trail was dedicated over the weekend at the top of Skyline Drive. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and has the story.

Logo on the Facebook Page of Alaskans for Domestic Animal Protection

A group of Kenai Peninsula residents is pushing the borough to take a more active role in animal welfare. The group, called Alaskans for Domestic Animal Protection, used social media to organize what they called a “Show of Animal Support” at the assembly meeting Tuesday night. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has the story.

Bob Dietrich and Lisa Moorhead - Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

Bob Dietrich and Lisa Moorhead have made Homer’s Shorebird Festival their destination since the very first one 23 years ago. They are avid birders each with their own list of Life Birds or birds they want to see at least once. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler found the two hunting for more of their winged friends with a tripod mounted scope right in the middle of the Homer Spit.

Kachemak Bay Campus Commencement - Photo By Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, in the University of Alaska system, held its 2015 commencement ceremony Wednesday evening in Mariner Theater. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver attended the ceremony and sent back this audio postcard.

Image Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Facebook Page

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District put some of its schools under safety watch last Wednesday morning. The rise in security was in response to a warning from Alaska State Troopers that law enforcement were investigating the credibility of a possible threat to Soldotna area schools. The district waited until the end of school that day to relay the warning to parents. The result….parents were furious. The next day law enforcement concluded the threat was not credible but KBBI’s Quinton Chandler reports many parents are still angry about being left in the dark.

M/S Statendam - Photo Courtesy of

Cruise season begins in Homer this year on Tuesday, May 26th. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has this preview of the upcoming season and what locals can expect.

Victoria Steik in the Ninilchik Community Library - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

This spring, the Ninilchik library brought its number of paid staff up to…one. It hired a new director at 15 hours per week. Like many small libraries around the state is has a minuscule budget and relies primarily on volunteers to keep it running. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver stopped by Friday’s open house meet-and-greet.

Crews are still cleaning up from a wildfire that began Monday evening in Anchor Point on the southern Kenai Peninsula. The fire started just before 4 p.m. Monday in the Jim Howard Road area near Nikolaevsk.