Assembly Votes Down Proposed Change To Invocation Policy

Apr 18, 2017
Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted down another proposed change to its invocation policy. The change was brought forward by Assembly Member Willy Dunne.


Tyonek Celebrates Decision To Shelve Chuitna Coal Project

Apr 18, 2017
Department of Natural Resources

Residents of the tiny Cook Inlet village of Tyonek were celebrating after news that a company attempting to develop a massive coal mine near their village had shelved the project.

PacRim Coal Suspends Chuitna Coal Project Indefinitely

Apr 18, 2017
Alaska Department of Natural Resources

A resource development company has decided it will no longer pursue a strip mining operation on the west side of Cook Inlet. The Chuitna Coal Project would have been the largest coal strip mining operation in the state, if it had moved forward.

Trump Repeals Predator Control Ban On Refuges

Apr 18, 2017
Alaska Department of Fish and Game

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill repealing federal limits on predator hunting on Alaska’s national wildlife refuges. The bill’s House sponsor was Congressman Don Young.

Regulators Estimate Inlet Spill To Be 10 Gallons Or Less

Apr 18, 2017
Hilcorp Alaska

Ten gallons or less -- that's how much crude oil state regulators think leaked from a pipeline in Cook Inlet last weekend.

Furie To Pay $10M For Jones Act Violation

Apr 18, 2017
Furie Operating Alaska

An oil company operating in Alaska will pay $10 million for violating federal law that prohibits foreign vessels from transporting merchandise within the United States.

Sug'stun Word of the Week for April 17, 2017

Apr 17, 2017
Shahla Farzan

Qayu ai: Sure uh (isn't it so).

Qayu ai, Apaam ing'iq mayullruuga.

Translation: Isn't it so- sure uh- Grandpa has climbed the mountain before.

Listen to a recording of Monday night's Homer City Council meeting.

Terry Rensel

As part of the Homer Big Read 2017, KBBI and Friends of the Homer Library collected stories about “our town,” Homer and the surrounding area. These stories give a brief glimpse into what life is like in Homer, what makes us unique, or defines our experience living here.

You can find our more about the project, and hear all the stories, here

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Shahla Farzan

Sulunaq: Salted fish.

Angiciluta qakiyat nasquitnek sulunanek taumi unami qasarluta.

Translation: Let's soak some salted silver salmon heads and eat them with fried bread in the morning.


KBBI Announces New Hire

Aaron Bolton to join KBBI Staff as new Reporter/Host on May 8th.

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