Emilie Springer

“Salmon is Just Fish”
Comments from a Kenai Peninsula fisherman with a Prince William Sound drift permit

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Rain or shine, the Class of 2021 graduates tonight. Homer Flex School will celebrate 5 seniors tonight on the Quarterdeck at Land's End Resort and the Mariner football field, 86 seniors will turn their tassels.


According to Alaska Department of Health and Social Services data, there have been almost 67,000 cases of COVID-19 in the State. That includes a gain of 50 cases on Monday. Nurse Lorne Carrol says that is a downward trend on the epi curve.

Gardeners: Learn About Your Soil

May 14, 2021
Homer Grown

The role the Homer Soil and Water Conservation District plays in local gardening and farming is vast. Kyra Wagoner was on The Coffee Table with Desiree Hagen recently and talked about some of the services the District offers, including free soil testing. Here's an excerpt. You can hear the whole show at any time at; we have a link below.


With the U.S. Census largely complete, it’s time now for the Alaska Redistricting Board to redraw house and senate districts, boundaries that will be in use for the next decade.
    Peter Torkelson is the executive director of the Redistricting Board. He gave an introduction to the process to the Homer City Council this week.


There was big news on Thursday morning’s Covid Brief with Kathleen Gustafson. The Pfizer vaccine against the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 was given FDA approval on Wednesday for use in people as young as 12. Homer Public Health Nurse Lorne Carroll explained.

How The Pratt Museum Survived Covid-19

May 14, 2021
Renee Gross, KBBI File Photo

      About a year ago the Pratt Museum was fixing to roll out all sorts of new things, but then the Covid-19 Pandemic hit.

    As it turns out, with the help of community partners, the museum was able to weather the pandemic in good shape. Staff of the museum were on yesterday’s Coffee Table with host Jay Barrett. Executive Director Jennifer Gibbins was asked how the museum responded when the pandemic hit in March 2020.


The 2021 KBBI Mug Design Contest

May 14, 2021

  KBBI is currently seeking submissions from our talented and creative listeners for the 2021 KBBI members’ mug! The winning design will be featured on limited edition mugs available to all KBBI sustaining members during the Fall 2021 Membership drive, as well as used on our website and during promotion of the Fall Membership drive. These coveted mugs are considered to be treasured collectors’ items. The artwork will be seen by hundreds of KBBI members, and their families and friends in Southcentral Alaska and beyond.


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

Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park

Hello, this is Ingrid with Friends of the Kachemak  Bay State Park. Here is the Trails Report released Wednesday, May 12th 2021.

KBBI file photo

The Pratt Museum, and now Park as well, is practically a Homer landmark. Find out how the staff at our home-grown museum are leading the facility and it's surrounding acres into the future on Coffee Table with host Jay Barrett.

Emilie Springer: Meet Two Graduating Seniors

May 11, 2021

The 20-21 school year is winding down and today I’m talking with seniors Zoe Stonorov and Aiyana Cline about what the school year has been like and what their plans are after high school graduation, coming up on May 18th. This year graduation will take place outdoors in the track area and students will have a set number of tickets to provide to family and friends.  

Council Debates Future of Asset Reserve Funds

May 11, 2021
City of Homer

The City of Homer has a small handful of fund accounts that some think have become unwieldy and carry the potential for spending outside of the budget. The Capital Asset Repair and Maintenance Allowance, or CARMA Fund is  reserves for replacement of a wide variety of the city’s assets, such as water and sewer infrastructure and vehicles in the city’s various fleets.
    Mayor Ken Castner has been advocating for reining the accounts in with consolidation, and spoke to it at last night’s city council “Committee of the Whole” meeting.


Homer"s Unified Command highlighted The State of Alaska's Sleeves Up program in their report to Homer City Council on Monday night.


  Kachemak City Council has plans underway to renovate the park at Kachemak Community Center. Councilmembers and community members begin phase one of the project in July. KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson has the story.At a Kachemak City Council meeting several months ago, Councilmember Bill Fry says he brought up the poor condition of Alice Witte Park at Kachemak Community Center.