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Image Courtesy of the Veterans Foundation

A Department Service Officer with the Disabled American Veterans Association visited Homer in hopes of touching base with local vets who need help accessing benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. He says Service Officers are a powerful go between veterans can turn to when they don’t know how to move forward. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

The 2015 General Municipal Election is approaching. The City of Homer has two open city council seats and seven candidates competing for them. In the coming weeks KBBI will share interviews with each of the official candidates. Click here for an interview with KBBI’s Quinton Chandler and Homer City Council Candidate Bob Howard.

Zoe Adkins with Christmas Ornament - Photo by Quinton Chandler

For the first time the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will come from Alaska. Chugach National Forest is providing the 2015 Christmas tree and communities across the state are making ornaments to decorate it. On Friday Homer Council on the Arts held an Open Studio for Homer residents to make ornaments that will travel from the End of the Road to D.C. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

A couple in Nanwalek is sharing their story to help create a supportive space for others in the village on the path to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Mandy Dixon preparing a salmon noodle dish at La Baleine Cafe in Homer - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

A mother-daughter team from Homer will represent Alaskan cuisine at the 2015 World’s Fair in Milan, Italy. They hope to bring the wonders of wild seafood, game meat, berries, and even spruce trees to an international audience. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Nanwalek's annual Fun in the Sun festival - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

The village of Nanwalek, on the south side of Kachemak Bay, recently held its annual Fun in the Sun festival. For the kids, it’s a weekend of swimming, lawn games, face painting, and contests. But for the adults, it’s a way of teaching traditional values to the next generation. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Synergy Gardens freshly harvested garlic - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

A local farming couple is trying to change the way the state grows garlic by developing special strains resilient in the northern climate. 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.

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