Renee Gross, KBBI News

Voting in the Kenai Peninsula may look different next year. The borough was forced to rethink its election process after a blind person couldn’t vote. But the man who made the complaint worries whether enough changes will be made to make voting fully accessible.

When Rick Malley went to vote in a 2015 local election, he assumed it would be easy.

“I didn't want to have to do a bunch of paperwork,” he said. “I didn't want to have to argue with people about my access to voting. I just wanted to vote.”


Governor Mike Dunleavy was in Homer on Thursday to address the  Alaska State Home Builders Association at their conference at Land’s End Resort.  KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson was there and filed this report.

Renee Gross, KBBI News

A Homer neighborhood is at risk for a large landslide and the erosion there has already severely damaged some residents’ homes. But despite the risk, one homeowner won’t leave her spot.

Gee Denton lives on a coastal bluff downhill from the Sterling Highway. She walked around the back of her house where everything was tilted downward. Plants leaned toward the bluff and garden decorations have been migrating downhill. 

“That fern used to be up there,” she said pointing to a fern that’s drifted toward the edge of her house. 


The work of supporting survivors of domestic violence happens year round. But as it is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, South Peninsula Haven House staff appeared on The Coffee Table on Wednesday morning with KBBI’s Kathleen Gustafson to talk about strategies for ending domestic violence and about support systems for survivors and their families.
Haven House is located at 3776 Lake Street in Homer. Their 24 hour help line is 235-8943.


Homer City Council recap: October 14, 2019

Oct 15, 2019
City of Homer

In a marathon meeting Monday night that packed the council chambers, the Homer City Council unanimously certified the October municipal election results and seated Storm Hansen-Cavasos and Joey Evensen on the council.  Council members also officially called for an investigation into the eligibility of Hansen-Cavasos after numerous people came forward questioning her claim of residency in the City of Homer.


When a family loses their belongings to fire, when a service member comes home, when a kid needs to sit for a filmed, forensic interview at Haven House, Kachemak Bay Quilters make quilts to help everyone feel safe and welcome. KBBI’s Kathleen Gustafson visited their weekly meeting at Kachemak City Center, for this story.

To nominate anyone who has served in any branch of the armed forces for a Quilt of Valor. The application is at 

Sugt'stun Word of the Week: October 13, 2019

Oct 14, 2019
Arthur T. Labar

Awatiini  -  Around it

Apasunkut eniita awatiini qalakualguulartuq.

There are a lot of cranberries around Apaasuk’s house.


One of the winners of the Homer City Council election is having her eligibility challenged. Storm Hansen-Cavasos won the second most votes out of all four candidates running for city council, according to the final election results released Friday. That should have guaranteed her one of the two open seats on the council.

Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services

A fire destroyed roughly 350 scrap cars on Greenfield Road Sunday night, according to Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Services.  Fire crews arrived to Sarge’s Multi Services junkyard to find 10 cars on fire around 6 p.m. that evening. But the crews could not immediately gain access to a sufficient water supply to keep the fire from spreading to other vehicles.

The Homer Volunteer Fire Department, Ninilchik Emergency Services and Kachemak Emergency Services aided the Anchor Point crew. The fire was put out early Monday morning and required more than 90,000 gallons of water. 

Storm Hansen-Cavasos wins second seat on council

Oct 4, 2019

Storm Hansen-Cavasos won the second contested seat on the Homer City Council, according to final election results released Friday afternoon.

The political newcomer beat out incumbent Shelly Erickson by seven votes. Joey Evensen, also new to local government, secured his place on the city council earlier this week after the city announced the preliminary election results Tuesday evening. Incumbent Tom Stroozas garnered the least amount of votes out of all four candidates.

Hansen-Cavasos said she was ecstatic to hear about the win.


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