Do Homer residents really want to commit to using fossil fuel?

Beyond arguments of personal benefit versus cost for the proposed gas pipeline, we wish to discuss some long-term consequences.  First is the concern that people… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2012

Don’t add extras to budget by axing exemption on food

It’s budget time, and Homer City Council members have a tough job finding the balance between community needs (the bare essentials) and community wants (the… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2012

Working together, we can reduce our costs, impact on environment

Over the last several years I have quietly followed the debate over bringing natural gas to Homer and the more recently proposed Natural Gas Distribution… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2012

Moving on to new adventures

To all KBBI listeners and the community of Homer: As KBBI’s Morning Host/News Reporter for the past four years it has been my privilege to… Continue reading

Hospital presents Christmas classic with a Long Term Care Unit twist

Putting their stamp on the Christmas holiday, South Peninsula Hospital staff and Long Term Care residents perform the one-of-a-kind “A Long Term Christmas Carol” this… Continue reading

School Events

Kenai Peninsula Borough SChool District Dec. 3: School board meeting, 7 p.m.  Chapman School Dec. 18: Christmas concert, 7 p.m. Fireweed Academy (all grades) Dec.… Continue reading

How do we get young people involved in politics?

On Nov. 5, Homer Flex High School had a video conference with Sen. Mark Begich. With the help of Sen. Begich’s Kenai field representative, Kim… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2012
  • By Desirae Tangman

KPBSD hears results of recent obesity study

Nearly 36 percent of students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District are classified as overweight or obese last year according to an Alaska Department… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2012
  • By Morris News Service

Hilts named school board association president-elect

Elected to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board in 2003, Sunni Hilts of Seldovia has now been chosen president elect of the Association of Alaska… Continue reading

Parnell: Gas imports are ‘last resort’

Where Southcentral will get its energy in the near future was up for debate between the Anchorage mayor and the governor at the Resource Development… Continue reading

Parnell proposes king research

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell says he will propose $30 million over five years to study king salmon abundance. Parnell says the first… Continue reading

Profs present Bristol Bay studies

Catherine Knott and Alan Boraas, Kachemak Bay Campus and Kenai River Campus professors of anthropology, will present a talk at 6:30 p.m. today on their… Continue reading

Chamber plans events

The Homer Chamber of Commerce has several events planned in the next few weeks: nThe next chamber mixer will be from 5-7 p.m. today. It… Continue reading

SPH adds two new doctors

Welcome to Drs. Carl and Hillary Seger, two recent additions to South Peninsula Hospital. The community is invited to meet the Segers and other new… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2012
  • By McKibben Jackinsky
  • Business

Substance abuse cost state more than $1.2 billion in 2010

Substance abuse pervades communities throughout Alaska, and the Kenai Peninsula is no exception. The cost to the state’s economy was estimated at about $1.2 billion… Continue reading

KRSA plans big changes to fish event

For the first time in its 20-year history, the Kenai River Classic will target silver salmon instead of king salmon. After two years of catch-and-release… Continue reading

K-Bay Caffe now open on Pioneer

K-Bay Caffe & Roasting, the coffee roasting and drive-through espresso company, opened a new downtown café on Nov. 16 at 397 Pioneer Ave. next to… Continue reading

KBBI hires new development director, reporter

Staff report Public radio station KBBI recently has filled two key staff positions. Rose Grech has been hired as KBBI’s development director. Ariel Van Cleave… Continue reading

Tutka Bay Lodge recognized in ‘Trip of Lifetime’ category

Tutka Bay Lodge has been recognized as a 2012 Fodor’s 100 Hotel Awards winner in the Trip of a Lifetime category.  Representing a “complete escape,”… Continue reading

It’s now teatime at the Ivory Goose

In an area that knows what it means to “mug up” — a phrase describing the coffee break of hardworking fishermen and cannery workers —… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2012
  • By McKibben Jackinsk
  • Business