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Changing hostility and destructiveness into cooperation and justice is the stated goal of Hands of Peace, an Alaska nonprofit. The group holds workshops in Homer and at Wildwood Correctional Complex in Kenai.
Organizers Ginger Bryant and Karen Cauble, brought some friends and family to KBBI's studios to share a few songs.  They sat down with KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson to talk about the Alternatives to Violence Project, a conflict resolution, prison outreach training which Cauble has been facilitating since 1976.

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

The “opioid crisis,” as it has become known, is sweeping the nation. States and communities are struggling to find ways to accommodate those seeking treatment. On the Kenai Peninsula, treatment options are sparse. They’re even more scarce on the southern peninsula, but the gap in service isn’t going unnoticed. There may be more treatment options in the Homer area within the next year.

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

The Homer Police Department is investigating a crash near the Baycreast Hill Overlook Area. Homer authorities received a report Monday that a pickup truck had crashed through the guardrail near the pullout, but friends of the driver told authorities at the scene that crash had happened a few days earlier.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Fishermen wondering about this year’s pink return in Lower Cook Inlet will have to wait another week to get their answer, but so far, the signs are good.

“However, there are a couple of things that give us pause,” said Glenn Hollowell, an Alaska Department of Fish and Game fisheries biologist. “One of which, is last year’s pink return, which was really quite abysmal. It was one of the worst on record for this area for many returns,”

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

The Homer City Council is still trying to make progress towards building a new police station, but critical factors such as location and funding remain sticking points.

The council voted to dissolve the city’s $2.4 million permanent fund in June to fund part of a new police station and pay off a long-term loan on the Homer Public Library building. But, council members were under the impression the fund, which is invested in bonds and the stock market, had only grown about 1 percent.

Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is still searching for viable options to fill the borough’s $4.1 million budget gap. The assembly passed an $83 million budget this spring and voted down two revenue measures.  Earlier this month, the assembly began looking at a bed tax proposal. Now, Assembly President Kelly Cooper plans to introduce another option.

Canaituq  -  That's OK

Canaituq, qitenran agciqukut
Concert on the Lawn-men.

Translation:
That's alright, even if it rains we'll go to Concert on the Lawn.

 

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

The Homer Fire Department and Kachemak Bay Emergency Services responded to a report late Monday morning that a pickup truck had crashed through a guardrail near the Baycrest Hill Overlook Area.

Homer Fire Department Chief Bob Painter said the call came in at about 11:30 a.m. Monday, but authorities received subsequent reports that the guardrail had been broken for a couple of days.

“It was a pickup truck. The chassis of the vehicle was laying on its side about 150 feet down. The cab of vehicle detached and is about another 100 feet below that,” Painter explained.

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies is wrapping up a one-year grant aimed at teaching classrooms around the Kenai Peninsula about marine debris. Marine Debris Coordinator Henry Reiske said the programs funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is coming to an end this fall, but the project is doing more than working in the classroom.

Nature Rocks Homer

The wallow is ready to fill with water and Saturday the mud will fly for Nature Rocks Homer's annual Mud Games. The games run from 1:00 to 3:oop.m.  at The Cottonwood Horse Park - on the downhill side of mile 1.5 East Road in Homer. KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson talked with Sue Post and Cathy Wilmeth, two of the event organizers.

 

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