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Welcome to our new website, which features music playlists, enhanced search options by topics and categories, information about DJs and shows, and the ability to stream live music and breaking news when available from NPR. Recent KBBI stories will still be accessible and searchable on the new site. The Community Calendar process is the same as well as the membership/donation page. We hope you enjoy the new features. Email us your feedback at Thanks!
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Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

The Homer City Manager has prepared two budget options for the city council to consider. The budget ultimately adopted by the city largely depends on whether Homer can bring in an additional $1 million in revenue for Fiscal Year 2016.

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A state program that helps people convicted of drug and alcohol related crimes fight addiction says it’s seeing a decrease in court referrals for the cities of Homer and Kenai. But, local law enforcement reports there hasn’t been a significant drop in drug and alcohol related crime. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

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Three of the four propositions on the Kenai Peninsula Borough ballot passed on Tuesday.   Proposition number one, called for a repeal of a controversial ordinance. It was perhaps the most contentious ballot proposition and the only that required a borough-wide vote.

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A non-profit whose goal is to strengthen Parks and Recreation programs across the state is throwing its 40th annual conference in Homer. The conference starts Wednesday and ends Saturday this week. It is expected to draw Parks and Recreation professionals from across the state. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

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Today is Election Day and City of Homer residents will decide who serves on the city council and the Borough Assembly, who will sit on our service area boards, and whether a contentious ballot proposition should be passed. But, before any of these decisions can be announced the ballots must be tallied. On Election Day last year election officials hit a temporary road block when they tried to count the ballots. One of the machines used to tally votes malfunctioned. 

Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI / Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

Summer is officially over and with it goes many of the outdoor activities Alaskans and visitors love. The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies in Homer takes advantage of the summer months to give people a chance to enjoy kayaking, berry picking, and long hikes in different areas of Kachemak Bay. The goal is to teach people about the diversity of the area’s environment. Before the last days of summer KBBI’s Quinton Chandler followed a group of nature lovers and a Coastal Studies naturalist for a tour of Peterson Bay. 

Due to Tuesday's Municipal Election on the Kenai Peninsula, there will not be a CoffeeTable program this week. In its place will be a special from American Radioworks: Teaching Teachers.

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Photo Courtesy of Kachemak Crane Watch

Summer has come and gone and Sandhill Cranes are heading south after another successful year nesting in the Kachemak Bay area. A citizen scientist group that counts the cranes each fall reports their numbers are in keeping with past years. But, KBBI’s Quinton Chandler reports crane lovers are worried by what awaits the birds in drought stricken California.

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The Kenai Peninsula Borough 2015 Municipal Election is less than a month away and there are two candidates competing for the South Peninsula seat. Anchor Point resident Dawson Slaughter is facing off against Homer resident Willy Dunne. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler spoke with Slaughter about his plans for a term on the assembly in this one on one interview.

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Willy Dunne, Candidate for the District 9 seat of the Kenai Peninsula Borough joined Host Quinton Chandler to discuss his positions and issues facing the Borough prior  the Municipal Election that occurs on Tuesday October 6th.

Dawson Slaughter, the other candidate in the race, never responded to our invitation to participate in the program.


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