Recent News Stories

Lori Jenkins of Synergy Gardens holds garlic scapes her WWOOFers helped harvest - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

Every summer, Homer and the surrounding area are inundated by a transient population that’s come to work for eco-friendly businesses. They’re called WWOOFers and they spend weeks in different places around the world learning how to live sustainably. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Nanwalek School - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

For students and teachers in the village of Nanwalek, this academic year will likely be very different from years past. They are the recipients of a technology grant from Apple that could change the face of education in the village entirely. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Homer City Hall - Photo by KBBI

The City of Homer is finished compiling residents’ ideas on how to make up a potential $1.3 million budget shortfall. Residents were polled during a late July town hall meeting and via an online survey both titled "Closing the Gap." KBBI’s Quinton Chandler discussed the results with Assistant City Manager Patrick Lawrence.

Mike Hawfield Works the Grill - Photo Courtesy of Christina Whiting

For 30 years Hospice of Homer has been helping its community face the uncertainties of illness and oftentimes death. Saturday afternoon the organization celebrated its 30 year anniversary with a picnic fundraiser. Homer residents joined together to thank Hospice for its equipment loan program, for its grief counseling, and most of all for not letting them face the unknown alone. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

Image Courtesy of the Homer Hockey Association

The Homer Hockey Association is fighting a battle with its budget. The caretakers of Homer’s Kevin Bell Arena owe over $2 million on their building. They’ve been paying interest for years but in September it will be time to start paying towards the bulk of their debt. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler spoke with Jan Rumble, Vice President of the Homer Hockey Association about the group’s recent Tilt crowd sourcing campaign and other fundraising options.

Over the next several days, KBBI is featuring profiles of musicians, bands, and singer/songwriters in our music special series. Today, we'll hear from David Lynn Grimes, of Cordova, who believes everyone is their own original instrument.

Over the next several days, KBBI is featuring profiles of musicians, bands, and singer/songwriters in our music special series. Today, we'll hear from southern California duo, Shelby & Tieg, whose music brings us back to childhood, mornings in bed, and a place of honesty.

Like many rural areas, the south side of Kachemak Bay doesn't get traditional mail service. Instead, its communities rely on a mail boat to deliver to small postal drop offs. It’s the kind of job that attracts a special type of person who’s willing to make the trek across the bay, rain or shine, snow or ice, twice a week, every week, year-round. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver took a trip on the mail boat with the man who’s been doing just that for the last 30 years.

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