Plane Crash Passengers Found Alive On West Side Of Cook Inlet

Jan 31, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard

Three people aboard a plane that crashed near the Kenai Peninsula on Sunday have been found.

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak located the plane at about 6 p.m. Monday.

Search Underway For Missing Plane On Kenai Peninsula

Jan 30, 2017

A search and rescue operation is underway for three people aboard a flight that went missing Jan. 29 in southcentral Alaska.

The Cessna 180 departed Lake Hood that afternoon en route to the Kenai Peninsula. The flight was reported overdue later that day.

Smyth Wins Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race

Jan 30, 2017
Jenny Neyman

After a three-year hiatus, the Kenai Peninsula’s Tustumena 200 sled dog race was finally able to celebrate its 30th anniversary this weekend. Iditarod veteran Cim Smyth of Big Lake took first place, followed closely by Girdwood musher Nicolas Petit.

Sugt'stun Word of the Week for Jan. 29, 2017

Jan 30, 2017
Daysha Eaton

Teng’ulraq, Airplane.

Teng’ulrat mic’irkaitut miqwik saqignatii.

Translation: Planes will not land until the airstrip is plowed and grated.

Teng’ulraq, Airplane.

Snowmachiner Dies In Cooper Landing Avalanche

Jan 29, 2017
Alaska Avalanche Information Center

A man died Saturday after being buried in an avalanche in Cooper Landing.

Bryant Evans and his friend Tyler Kloos were snowmachining Saturday afternoon about two miles from the Snug Harbor Trailhead when the avalanche occurred.

According to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch,  Evans located Kloos using the signal from his avalanche beacon and dug him out.

Tustumena 200 Ready To Run

Jan 27, 2017

After three years of having to cancel due to lack of snow and too-warm weather, the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race is up and running this weekend.

“This’ll be the fourth attempt at our 30th anniversary,” said Tami Murray, executive director of the T200.

Homer Teens Talk Healthy Relationships

Jan 27, 2017
Homer R.E.C. Room

The R.E.C. Room provides more than free snacks and a spot to hang out after school for students in Homer. A group of local teenagers working with the R.E.C. Room are teaching their peers, and now adults, about healthy relationships.

Rep. Seaton, Sen. Stevens Preview 2017 Session

Jan 27, 2017
State of Alaska

Today marked the first day of KBBI’s 2017 legislative call-in series, where we speak with Kenai Peninsula representatives live from Juneau every Friday morning.

This week, KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver spoke with Representative Paul Seaton of House District 31 and Senator Gary Stevens of District P about their priorities for this legislative session and what’s on the horizon.

Better Business Bureau

A common phone scam is making a reappearance on the Kenai Peninsula.

According to Homer Police, a Bay Avenue caller reported the scam on Tuesday. Sergeant Larry Kuhns says this is a common complaint.

“Just before 11 a.m. a local Homer resident reported that he had gotten a call from somebody indicating that they had won Publishers Clearing House and that the person who came in needed to send these folks money to cover the taxes, [and] then they would release his money,” said Kuhns.

Shahla Farzan / KBBI

The lawsuit against the Kenai Peninsula Borough over its religious invocation policy has returned to state court.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska filed its lawsuit against the Kenai Peninsula Borough on Dec. 14 in Anchorage Superior Court.

In the original filing, the ACLU alleges the invocation policy violates both state and federal law.