Melon Purcell

COVID restrictions and mitigation practices have curtailed sports and activities over the past year but Kachemak Pony Club has found a way to engage riders.

They haven't been able to meet at the Cottonwood Horsepark on East Road in Homer but Melon Purcell, Pony Club District Commissioner, and her pony club colleagues devised a way to train riders and include clubs across the United States.

The club has a yearly Quiz Rally that calls together riders from different regions.



This morning on The COVID-19 Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital has the local information on Pfizer vaccine and COVID tests available at the COVID Care Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street.

 Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services gives an overview of State and local positivity rates for COVID, vaccination rates and what possible reactions you might experience after your vaccination.

And, Jenny Carroll from the City of Homer talks about expanded access to Homer City Hall and the Homer Public Library.

Jarl Gustafson

In advance of this Friday and Saturday’s spring membership drive, KBBI General Manager Josh Krohn,  Development Director Loren Barrett and Board of Directors President Nicole Arevelo join host Kathleen Gustafson to talk about KBBI’s finances, business plan and goals.

Listen for excerpts from KBBI shows and collaborations: Check the Pantry, Homer Grown, Green Dot Minute, Shakespearian sonnets and insults from Pier One Theatre's Mud Bay Bards and a song from last week's musical performance by Matt Hopper, broadcast live from Bunnell Street Arts Center.



The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly held their regular meeting on Tuesday night. Click on the audio file below to hear a recap from KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson.


The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meets tonight at 6 p.m. at the Betty J. Glick Assembly Chambers in Soldotna.


Homer Unified Command changed the way it is providing vaccines this month. They have stopped planning mass vaccination clinics and shifted their focus to the COVID Care Clinic at 4201 Bartlett Street.
The Care Clinic has mostly Pfizer vaccine. Pfizer is the vaccine approved for ages 16 and older.

Do you have a minute to end domestic violence?

Apr 19, 2021
Green Dot Homer

Hi, this is Jesse Felice from Haven House with your Green Dot minute.

This week, we're talking about proactive green dots.

AK Division of Forestry

Snow may still be covering the ground at your home but the official start of fire season in Alaska is April 1st. That means burn permits are now required on all state, municipal and private land.

Howie Kent, Fire Management Officer from the Alaska Division of Forestry says don’t wait for next month if you’re planning on burning. Now is the time to clear your brush and slash. 


In the 2021-2022 school year, Billeen Carlson at Nikolaevsk School offers project-based courses using a hybrid learning model, combining aspects of on and offline instruction. Her classes have a cap of 15 per class and are available across the school district. KBBI's Emilie Springer has this look at Carlson's work on the Winds of Hope project.


The Center for Disease Control has removed the Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine from its list of available vaccines due to six adverse reactions in the United States, one of which resulted in death.


Ballots for Homer Electric Association Board of Directors election went out last week. The ballots are due back by May 5, in advance of their annual meeting on May 6 at 6 p.m.  Like last year, they're holding the meeting online. HEA Spokesperson Kerianne Baker was a guest on KBBI's Coffee Table this week and says members who want to attend the meeting will have two options. 

KBBI’s Kathleen Gustafson met, remotely, with District P Senator Gary Stevens of Kodiak on Tuesday to talk about extending Alaska's Emergency Declaration, about a bill that would allow crab hatcheries to bring back depleted stocks, and the ongoing work on the Senate’s version of the budget.


This week's Coffee Table looks at the 2021 Homer Electric Association annual meeting and board of directors elections.

Meet Keriann Baker, new spokesperson for Homer Electric Association and find out about next month’s HEA annual meeting and the HEA board elections. Ballots arrived in the mail last week. Baker and HEA Board members Erin McKittrick and Jim Levine take  questions from the listeners. And, meet HEA Board candidate in District 3,  Louie Flora.

Stargazers Report: The Lyrid Meteor Shower and the Supermoon

Apr 13, 2021

Look to the skies after the moon sets next week to see the Lyrid meteror shower.

City of Homer

At Monday night's meeting of the Committee of the Whole, City Manager Rob Dumouchel and Jan Keiser, Director of the Department of Public Works presented their Road Maintenance Financial Plan.  The plan details a method for assessing and authorizing City road improvements through the Homer Accelerated Road & Trails Fund.