The Kenai Peninsula Borough is at the bottom of the rankings for COVID vaccinations in the state.

Emilie Springer: Microbial Worlds

Jun 21, 2021
Pratt Museum and Park

Expressing and Sharing Collaborative Arts and Science to Learn About Place Around Us

Loon Lake Fire declared contained

Jun 21, 2021
Alaska Div. Forestry

Fire Managers are beginning to demobilize the response to the Loon Lake Fire, after reaching 100 percent containment over the weekend. The fire has burned for over a week near Sterling. Incident Commander Bryan Quimby made the announcement in his video update.
    “We are doing a formal transition down to a lower level of incident management today. We’re doing that today because we’ve met our objectives in suppressing the Loon Lake Fire.”
    He added that the strong response to the lightning-caused blaze was critical in the fire-fighter’s success.


The Loved and Lost Memorial Bench is a work in progress at Brad Hughes' studio on Beluga Slough in Homer. 


This week, Jenny Carroll, Information Officer for the City of Homer, has the details on vaccinations administered every Thursday in June from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Boat House Pavilion on the Homer Spit, and on a new mask-optional policy in City buildings.

KBBI will be hosting the 2nd Annual Concert on Your Lawn Saturday June, 19th live on air. On this episode of Coffee Table General Manager Josh Krohn and Development Director Loren Barrett discuss the upcoming event and play a selection of music from the Concert on the Lawn Archives. 

Cooler weather should help Loon Lake firefighters

Jun 16, 2021
Alaska Div. Forestry

The wildland fire burning a few miles north of Sterling, near the starting point of the massive 2019 Swan Lake Fire, has torched about 102 acres so far.
    According to Torrey Short from the Division of Forestry office in Soldotna, there was no growth to the Loon Lake Fire yesterday.


The Homer City Council at its meeting Monday night heard a presentation about the Ninilchik Traditional Council’s Medical Assisted Treatment Program by Kathleen Totemoff.
    She talked about a lot of advances in opioid and alcohol treatment that NTC is offering. One of them is “SMART Recovery.”

Loon Lake Fire: Down, but not out

Jun 15, 2021
KBBI Screengrab


   Mop-up operations have begun on the Loon Lake Fire, which has burned approximately 102 acres. Fire-fighters mobilized two additional crews on Monday to cut a fire line around part of the fire and to lay a fire hose around its perimeter.

Seldovia welcoming Alec Lytle for two concerts

Jun 15, 2021
Alec Lytle


  This weekend is going to be very, very busy on the Southern Kenai Peninsula. There are concerts on your lawns, and a Pride plus Juneteenth celebration in Homer. And if you’re in Seldovia, you can attend a solstice concert by singer-songwriter Alec Lytle and his band, Them Rounders.

    KBBI’s Jay Barrett spoke with Lytle about his music.

Homer Council turns back election change

Jun 15, 2021
City of Homer

Since the defeat of President Donald Trump in November, there have been hundreds of bills introduced across the nation at every level of government by conservative politicians to change voting procedures.
    Including Homer.
    The Homer City Council, ostensibly a non-partisan body, faced an ordinance last night that would have fundamentally changed the way elections are conducted. It was introduced just a few weeks ago by Councilmember Heath Smith.


As the number of vaccinated people rises, COVID-19 cases decrease. That was the core message that Information Officer for the City of Homer, Jenny Carroll delivered to Homer City Council Monday night. 

  KBBI AM 890 is hosting the 2nd annual on-air remote ‘Concert on YOUR Lawn’ Fundraiser.

This is an homage to our Concert On The Lawn days and an opportunity for us to celebrate solstice, summer, and YOU our amazing listener-supporters. 


Join KBBI from wherever you like to listen THIS Saturday wherever you listen, crank up the volume and dance along to FREE, LIVE, LOCAL music 12-9 on KBBI AM 890.


Homer grown: Compost, Vermiculture and Worms

Jun 13, 2021
Grandpa's Worm Castings

In this episode host Desiree Hagen interviews Jodie Anderson, director of the Matanuska Experimental Farm and Extension Center through UAF about all things compost. Can it be composted? Is it a "brown" or a "green"? Jodie explains how we can be better "zookeepers" to our compost piles, and how microbes can be compaired to children who have been given puppies and too much sugar.

Senator Gary Stevens

Representatives from both houses of the Alaska State Legislature are in the first of what will be two special sessions trying to complete and pass a  budget. If they can not deliver a budget that Governor Dunleavey is willing to sign by the end of this month, 14,000 State employees will be laid off.