Parks and Rec Organization Holds Conference in Homer

Oct 7, 2015
Image Courtesy of the Alaska Recreation and Park Association

A non-profit whose goal is to strengthen Parks and Recreation programs across the state is throwing its 40th annual conference in Homer. The conference starts Wednesday and ends Saturday this week. It is expected to draw Parks and Recreation professionals from across the state. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

New Voting Machines Tested

Oct 7, 2015
Image Courtesy of the City of Homer / City of Homer

Today is Election Day and City of Homer residents will decide who serves on the city council and the Borough Assembly, who will sit on our service area boards, and whether a contentious ballot proposition should be passed. But, before any of these decisions can be announced the ballots must be tallied. On Election Day last year election officials hit a temporary road block when they tried to count the ballots. One of the machines used to tally votes malfunctioned. 

Field Trip to Peterson Bay

Oct 7, 2015
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI / Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

Summer is officially over and with it goes many of the outdoor activities Alaskans and visitors love. The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies in Homer takes advantage of the summer months to give people a chance to enjoy kayaking, berry picking, and long hikes in different areas of Kachemak Bay. The goal is to teach people about the diversity of the area’s environment. Before the last days of summer KBBI’s Quinton Chandler followed a group of nature lovers and a Coastal Studies naturalist for a tour of Peterson Bay. 

Due to Tuesday's Municipal Election on the Kenai Peninsula, there will not be a CoffeeTable program this week. In its place will be a special from American Radioworks: Teaching Teachers.

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Cranes Gone For Winter

Sep 30, 2015
Photo Courtesy of Kachemak Crane Watch

Summer has come and gone and Sandhill Cranes are heading south after another successful year nesting in the Kachemak Bay area. A citizen scientist group that counts the cranes each fall reports their numbers are in keeping with past years. But, KBBI’s Quinton Chandler reports crane lovers are worried by what awaits the birds in drought stricken California.

Dawson Slaughter Candidate Profile

Sep 30, 2015
Image Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Peninsula Borough 2015 Municipal Election is less than a month away and there are two candidates competing for the South Peninsula seat. Anchor Point resident Dawson Slaughter is facing off against Homer resident Willy Dunne. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler spoke with Slaughter about his plans for a term on the assembly in this one on one interview.

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.