Sugt'stun Word of the Week: Dec 02, 2019

Dec 2, 2019

Skuuluk  -  School

Taaggua skuulurpet mikpakartuk.

Translation: Our school sure is small.

Hospice of Homer

The beginning of winter is filled with celebrations from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. This time of year can be especially hard for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. On this week's Coffee Table, guests: Morgan Laffert and Carol Dee from Hospice of Homer talk about managing and acknowledging grief during the holidays.


Hospice of Homer is located at 265 East Pioneer Avenue.

Their phone number is (907) 235-6899.

Duck - Episode 30

Dec 1, 2019

Host Jeff Lockwood waxes enthusiastic about the versatility and flavor of an underappreciated meat on the American table - duck.  From rendered fat to lentil stew to duck breast, hot water cornbread, and stir-fried pickled mustard greens, this week's Check the Pantry is all about kitchen economics.

Produced by KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 12/1/19.

Homer City Council recap: November 25, 2019

Nov 27, 2019
City of Homer

The City of Homer held its first public hearing on the 2020 and 2021 budget Monday night and proposed a long list of changes, substitutions and corrections. The budgets, which totaled nearly $22 million for 2020 and 2021 prior to the council’s proposed amendments are the first attempt at approving a two-year budget process.

Your invitation to Thanksgiving dinner

Nov 27, 2019
Public Domain

No matter if you are away from friends or family, don’t want to spend the day cooking or are simply looking forward to connecting with other community members, several organizations in and around Homer are offering free Thanksgiving meals.

Every year, the Homer United Methodist Church serves a traditional holiday meal that is open to the entire community. Pastor Lisa Talbot says they have been hosting a free dinner for the last seven years.

Homer continues the search for Duffy

Nov 26, 2019
Christina Whiting

Nearly six weeks after Anesha “Duffy” Murnane went missing in Homer, efforts by family, friends, law enforcement and community members to locate her continue. Murnane left her supportive housing apartment at 12:13 p.m. on October 17, as evidenced by video taken at the apartment complex. She is believed to have been heading for a medical appointment just a few blocks away and has not been seen since.

Prime Rib - Episode 29

Nov 24, 2019

Jeff Lockwood talks with AJ's Steakhouse head chef John Brown, as well as sous chef Josh Prentice, about ribs 6-12 on the cow - the prime rib.  Plus, Jeff makes a couple of sauces to serve alongside it.  Recorded in part at AJ's Steakhouse.

Produced by KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 11/24/2019.

Homer Police Department

At 12:13 PM on October 17, Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, a 38-year old Homer woman, was caught on video walking away from her apartment complex, presumably towards a doctor’s appointment she had at 1 PM.  That video is the last known sighting of her.  Murnane was living in the supportive housing apartment due to a recent illness that her family says she had nearly fully recovered from.  Staff there notified the Homer Police Department that she was missing around 10AM on October 19. 

Kachamak Bay Shorebird Festival

Homer’s birders are a loosely organized but tightly knit flock. The main charm of birders call themselves the Kachemak Bay Birders. The K-Bay Birders (which formed in 2008) are an informal covey of, as their Chair Carol Harding describes them, “a complete  ad-hoc volunteer organization,” whose  primary organizing feature is the email list they use to communicate about upcoming monthly meetings and field trips and other events.  

Interview with Duffy Murnane's mother, Sara Berg

Nov 14, 2019
Sara Berg

It has been almost one month since Anesha “Duffy” Murnane went missing, last seen walking out of her apartment in downtown Homer and heading for a doctor’s appointment just a few blocks away. Family and friends hold on to hope and Sara Berg, Duffy’s mother, holds the torch the highest and the brightest, and just wants her daughter home.  KBBI’s Christina Whiting spoke to Berg about the ongoing search for Duffy.

Christina Whiting

On Sunday, November 10th, approximately 50 community members joined local efforts to “Bring Duffy Home”, a campaign to locate Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, a 38-year old Homer woman who has been missing for several weeks. On October 17, Duffy left her apartment in downtown Homer, walking to a doctor’s appointment just a few blocks away. She never made it. Police dogs followed her scent to an area downtown where the trail ended abruptly, leading local law enforcement to believe that a vehicle picked her up.

Mustard - Episode 28

Nov 10, 2019
Joey Lothian

Jeff Lockwood and Teri Robl go head to head in a mustard competition, judged by Joey Lothian, Kenny Williams, and Cristina Ferman.  Recorded in part at Station Twelve.

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 11/10/19.

This Week in Bycatch - November 6

Nov 6, 2019
Nancy Heise / Wikimedia

As the 2019 fishing seasons throughout Alaska begin to wind down, halibut bycatch mortality for the year to date is already higher than all of 2018 and 2017.  Onboard observers have recorded seven million, four hundred forty thousand pounds of halibut mortality across all fisheries for 2019 until the week ending October 26.  The total recorded mortality for all of 2018 was seven million two hundred sixty thousand pounds, and 2017 ended with seven million four hundred seventeen thousand pounds.  Since the National Marine Fisheries Service began reporting data in their current format in 201

UPDATE -Man mauled by bear on Homestead Trail

Nov 5, 2019

A man was mauled by a bear while hiking on the Homestead Trail off Diamond Ridge Road on Monday afternoon, sustaining non-life-threatening injuries in the attack.

Man mauled by bear on trail off Diamond Ridge Road

Nov 4, 2019

A man was mauled by a bear off Diamond Ridge Road on Monday afternoon, sustaining what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries in the attack.

Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Kirko said department medics responded with an ambulance around 3:50 p.m. after being called for mutual aid from Kachemak Emergency Services. By the time they got on scene, the man was bandaged up and was waiting in another person’s truck for the ambulance to arrive.

Kirko said the individual was transported to South Peninsula Hospital to be treated for his injuries.