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Coffeetable: Borough Assembly Candidate Willy Dunne

Sep 30, 2015
Image Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

Willy Dunne, Candidate for the District 9 seat of the Kenai Peninsula Borough joined Host Quinton Chandler to discuss his positions and issues facing the Borough prior  the Municipal Election that occurs on Tuesday October 6th.

Dawson Slaughter, the other candidate in the race, never responded to our invitation to participate in the program.

Borough Ballot Propositions For 2015

Sep 30, 2015
Image Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Regular Municipal Election for the Kenai Peninsula Borough is on October 6th. There will be four propositions going to the ballot but only one of them will be considered by all borough residents. The other three are tied to borough service areas. Who votes on what proposition depends on the service area residents live in. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more on the 2015 Ballot Propositions.

1st Woman Iditarod Winner Introduces Film On Lance Mackey

Sep 30, 2015
Photo Courtesy of Libby Riddles' Official Website

As a special treat for Homer Documentary Film Festival goers, Tuesday Libby Riddles the first woman to win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, spoke about mushing and her friendship with fellow Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

Joni Wise Candidate Profile

Sep 26, 2015
Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

Homer’s 2015 Regular Election is coming up on October 6th. The City has two open city council seats and six candidates competing for them. Over the past month KBBI has conducted interviews with each of the official candidates. Click the icon above to hear an interview with KBBI’s Quinton Chandler and City Council Candidate Joni Wise.

Homer Continues Talk On City Budget

Sep 25, 2015
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

The City of Homer held its second public meeting Wednesday to collect residents’ sentiments for revenue options that could eliminate the city’s budget deficit. The Revenue Solutions Town Hall Meeting drew a little more than 55 city residents. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

Heath Smith Candidate Profile

Sep 22, 2015
Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

   Homer’s 2015 Regular Municipal Election is approaching. The City has two open city council seats and six candidates competing for them. In the coming weeks KBBI will share interviews with each of the official candidates. Next you’ll hear an interview with KBBI’s Quinton Chandler and City Council Candidate Heath Smith.

Halibut Cove Shellfish Test Positive For Toxin

Sep 22, 2015
Image Courtesy of the Department of Environmental Conservation

 The State Department of Environmental Conservation ordered the closure of a commercial shellfish harvester’s operations on the east side of Kachemak Bay Friday. George Scanlan, Shellfish Permit Coordinator with DEC, says routine tests revealed levels of Paralytic Shellfish Toxin three times higher than the acceptable threshold.  

Second Town Hall To Address City Budget Gap

Sep 22, 2015
City of Homer

     The City of Homer continues to seek options to fill an estimated ten percent budget shortfall. On Wednesday the city plans to hold its second town hall meeting on the problem. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler reports the upcoming meeting is another attempt to gather public opinion on revenue options for the city.

Tom Stroozas Candidate Profile

Sep 22, 2015
Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

Homer’s 2015 General Municipal Election is approaching. The City has two open city council seats and six candidates competing for them. Click the icon above to hear an interview between KBBI’s Quinton Chandler and City Council Candidate Tom Stroozas.

Pink Martini Touches Down In Homer

Sep 22, 2015
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

   This week, the “little orchestra” Pink Martini performed twice in Homer. They took the stage Monday afternoon during a student assembly at Homer High School; then they filled the high school’s 500 seats a second time Monday night with an audience of all ages. Pink Martini’s vocalist Storm Large says one of the most thrilling parts of the trip was the chance to advise Homer’s youth. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more. 

Anchorage Painter Dispels Trauma Through Art

Sep 22, 2015
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

An Anchorage artist who opened a new gallery exhibit in Homer earlier this month uses art to show damaged objects and people who have suffered through trauma can still be beautiful. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

Homer Nonprofit Books Pink Martini

Sep 22, 2015
Image Courtesy of Homer Council on the Arts

Homer Council on the Arts sponsored a number of events featuring the world famous band Pink Martini this week. The Homer nonprofit is especially proud of the opportunity to expose Kenai Peninsula students to the wide range of music in Pink Martini’s repertoire.  KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

South Peninsula Residents Weigh In On Fixing Budget

Sep 22, 2015
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

South Kenai Peninsula Representative Paul Seaton’s office built a battery of surveys and organized two town hall meetings last week in Ninilchik and Homer. Seaton's primary goals were to convince peninsula residents of the seriousness of the state’s financial dilemma; and second to hear their thoughts on how to avoid running off a fiscal cliff. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

Homer City Council Candidate Bows Out

Sep 22, 2015
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          Homer City Council Candidate Michael Neece officially withdrew his name from the race for city council on Monday. Neece says he has to quit for multiple reasons. 

“Part of it was time, part of it was family. Some of it was a medical thing. Part of it was conflict with my new job and the city. I couldn’t work my new job and be on the city council because it would be in conflict with my new business,” says Neece.

      Neece declined to identify his business on record. 

Image Courtesy of the Department of Revenue

     State Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeck is travelling the state to explain the direness of Alaska’s fiscal crisis. Hoffbeck was in Homer last week and KBBI’s Quinton Chandler spoke with him about the state’s options in the face of low revenues and a $3 billion deficit. Click the icon above to hear a portion of that interview.

Click here to link to the Governor’s Sustainable Future Page.

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