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Homeless in Homer event - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

Community members from across the Kenai Peninsula packed the Homer Theatre earlier this month for the Homeless in Homer film screening and discussion panel. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more. **If you need immediate help, call Haven House's 24-hour crisis line at 907-235-8943**

Salvation Army Lt. Christin Fankhauser - Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

To acknowledge National Safety Month the Salvation Army of Homer is taking up donations of emergency supplies to use in case of a disaster. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler reports the need for the drive is highlighted by a recent outbreak of fires on the Kenai Peninsula.

The 14th annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference was June 12-16 in Homer. For five days, writers and readers alike gathered at Lands’ End to talk about writing. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

PacRim Coal is proposing a strip mining operation on the west side of Cook Inlet, in the Chuitna watershed. It proposes removing the water completely from a tributary of the Chuitna River, which is a salmon stream. On August 21st, there will be a public hearing in Anchorage about the reservation of water applications for the area near the proposed mine. The decision that follows could determine the possible future of the watershed. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Image Courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game

A brown bear attacked and killed a dog in the Diamond Ridge area near Homer early Thursday. The dog was reportedly chasing the bear off private property when the bear attacked.

Residents wait to hear Northern Edge Presentation at City Hall - Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

Representatives of the U.S. Navy and other branches of the military visited Homer Monday to discuss the Northern Edge Exercises to take place in the Gulf of Alaska. The exercises were scheduled to begin June 15th and will last through the 26th. This week’s information session at Homer’s Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center grew tense as attendees asked pointed questions about the impact of the exercises on sea life. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

Cooper Landing Fires - Photo courtesy of Andy Alexandrou/Division of Forestry

Lighting strikes are thought to be the cause of two new fires that started yesterday near the Kenai Peninsula community of Cooper Landing. Both fires are at zero percent containment and power lines have been shut off near the larger fire. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Wynn Nature Center Season Opening - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

The Wynn Nature Center opened for the summer season on Friday with a potluck, bringing together well-known Homerites and newcomers alike. Like many Alaskan employers, the center relies on seasonal workers for long summer hours. But, it also uses their varied backgrounds to bring something new and unique every year. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.