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Kids in Homer have the opportunity to get creative this summer through two music and arts camps put on by Homer Council on the Arts. KBBI's Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Catherine Blaine Rides Alongside Lindsey Blaine - Photo By Quinton Chandler/KBBI

Horse enthusiasts descended on Homer’s Cottonwood Horse Park on Memorial Day to celebrate the season opening. The park is a treasured sanctuary for peninsula riders of all ages, but especially the southern peninsula’s youth. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

Clean up and assessment work continues following a diesel spill in southern Cook Inlet over the weekend. The vessel in question is currently tied up in Seldovia, on the southern Kenai Peninsula. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

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Two fires broke out on the Kenai Peninsula Thursday. One was near Homer out by Wilderness Way and the Eagleaerie Subdivision. The second was near the community of Hope. KBBI's Quinton Chandler has more.

The city of Homer has begun soliciting project requests for the next Capital Improvement Plan, CIP. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver spoke with city manager Katie Koester and has more.

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The Fulbright Scholar Program is bringing together scientists, and researchers of multiple disciplines to address some of the top challenges faced by Arctic nations. Homer’s Dr. Linda Chamberlain was tapped by Fulbright to lecture on her work to understand and prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs. Chamberlain is the Founder of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

Indigenous game designers, coders, and artists will be in Santa Clara, California on Friday, May 22nd, to talk about the future of the native gaming industry. And many developers are looking to Alaska for inspiration. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Seabird Density Mapping Tool - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

A local scientist and entrepreneur is leading a mapping project to find out where potential oil spills could have the worst effects on seabirds. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver spoke with Martin Renner at the Kachemak Bay Science Conference and reports the project will help future spill responders get to disasters faster and be better prepared.