New Park Gives Soldotna A Face Lift

Oct 28, 2015
Photo Courtesy of KDLL Public Radio and Joe Kashi/ARTSpace, Inc. / ARTSpace, Inc.

Soldotna is getting a new look thanks to an arts initiative. That's according to KDLL Public Radio Reporter Jenny Neyman: 

Kenai Peninsula United Way

Representatives from Homer-area non-profits and the Kenai Peninsula United Way joined Host Quinton Chandler to discuss how the state's current fiscal climate is affecting their funding, not just the funds that they receive from the state, but from local municipalities, and individual donors.

The End Is Near For Slough Trail Replacement

Oct 28, 2015
Photo Courtesy of the Homer News

The City of Homer is on the last leg of its Beluga Slough Trail Replacement Project. The project was funded by the Kenai Peninsula Borough, the City of Homer and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler spoke with Homer Public Works Director Carey Meyer about putting the finishing touches on the project.

Explaining Bears Through Art and Science

Oct 26, 2015
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

A 2010 federally sponsored study is the first to deliver a reliable count of the Kenai Peninsula’s brown bear population. Last week a Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Biologist explained the study during a presentation at the Pratt Museum in Homer. The Museum is preparing to launch a new summer exhibit all about bears, specifically brown and black bears. 

Homer Flocks To First Indoor Farmers' Market

Oct 26, 2015
Photo by Daysha Eaton/KBBI

Homer’s first indoor farmers' market opened Saturday in a building that had been sitting empty downtown. The event was packed and offered local produce, baked goods, arts and crafts and more.

Board Nominations

Oct 23, 2015

KBBI is seeking nominations to the station’s board of directors for the 2015-2018 term. Call 235-7721 x221, if you would like to nominate a potential candidate. Deadline is Dec. 15th at 5 p.m.

Coalition Continues Campaign To Spotlight Local Creek

Oct 22, 2015
Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

The Woodard Creek Coalition is still trying to shine a light on the hidden parts of local water body. The coalition met over the weekend to discuss their progress and how to reach their end goal to expose the creek so it can be enjoyed by the naked eye. The coalition's goal is most likely a long way off.

Last month, a Georgia-based media group with several papers and magazines in Alaska misled readers with a controversial editorial. In a leaked corporate memo, a vice president at Morris Communications told papers it owns to run a pre-written editorial, and represent it as a local staff opinion.

Kenai Schools Meet With Residents

Oct 22, 2015
Image Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District expects $3 million or more in cuts to its budget next year and administrators are turning to the public for ideas on how to cope.

Homer Librarian Contributes to Digital Education

Oct 19, 2015

Claudia Haines is the Youth Services Librarian at the Homer Public Library and she is also a media mentor. Media mentors help families understand the best ways to incorporate digital media in children’s education and in library services. She is co-authoring a book that will teach more people the essentials of media mentorship. Haines spoke with KBBI’s Quinton Chandler to discuss the book and what it means to be a media mentor. 

Aderhold Wins City Council

Oct 19, 2015
City of Homer

Donna Aderhold is one of six people who ran for two Homer City Council seats this year and so far she is the only confirmed winner. Aderhold spoke with KBBI’s Quinton Chandler about her race and her plans as Homer’s newest city council member.

More From Gov. Walker On Alaska LNG

Oct 15, 2015
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

KBBI’s Quinton Chandler and Governor Bill Walker discuss an upcoming special session in which lawmakers will debate his plan to buy interest in the Alaska LNG Pipeline. Next you’ll hear the governor talk about the impact his plan could have on local municipalities and the feasibility of a gas reserve tax.  

Dunne Wins District 9 Seat

Oct 14, 2015
Image Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

Results for the 2015 Regular Elections show Willy Dunne of Fritz Creek is the winner of the District 9 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Seat. Dunne defeated Dawson Slaughter of Anchor Point with roughly 58% of the vote. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler sat down with Dunne to discuss the race and his plans for his term on the Borough Assembly.

Scientists Investigate Otter Deaths

Oct 13, 2015
Photo by Debbie Boege-Tobin

Scientists continue to see large numbers of dead or sick sea otters turning up in the Kachemak Bay region. Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say the agency has received about 200 reports of sick or dead otters over the past couple of months. They’ve teamed up with the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward and they’re running tests to try to find out the cause. Meantime, they’re asking for the public’s help. KBBI’s Daysha Eaton has more.

Gov. Walker On Alaska LNG Pipeline

Oct 13, 2015
Photo Courtesy of the Governor's Office

Governor Bill Walker visited Homer Friday to speak at the Southern Peninsula Senior Summit and the Alaska Recreation and Park Association’s 40th Annual Conference. In between the events KBBI’s Quinton Chandler spoke with the governor about his decision to call a special session for legislators to consider buying a share of the Alaska LNG Pipeline.