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The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is considering an ordinance that would scale back habitat protections for anadromous waters throughout the Kenai Peninsula. Opponents to the ordinance claim these fresh waters salmon migrate to in order to spawn must be safeguarded. The supporters believe the protections impose on the rights of property owners who other-wise wouldn’t pose a threat to salmon. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

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The Card Street fire near Sterling is diminishing and many evacuees are returning to their homes this week. Across the central peninsula, hotels and restaurants that helped with relief efforts are getting back to business as usual. But for one hotel in Soldotna, this isn’t the first time they’ve stepped up and the community now knows where to turn for help, year after year. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Athlete Prepares for Caber Toss - Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

For the fifth time in as many years the Kachemak Bay Celtic Club drew dozens of Alaskans to Homer’s Highland Games. The games were held on the longest day of summer at Karen Hornaday Park. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler reports Scots and Non-Scots alike shared in a brief blast from the past as kilt clad athletes pushed their bodies to their limits in a centuries old tradition.

Homeless in Homer event - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

Community members from across the Kenai Peninsula packed the Homer Theatre earlier this month for the Homeless in Homer film screening and discussion panel. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more. **If you need immediate help, call Haven House's 24-hour crisis line at 907-235-8943**

Salvation Army Lt. Christin Fankhauser - Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

To acknowledge National Safety Month the Salvation Army of Homer is taking up donations of emergency supplies to use in case of a disaster. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler reports the need for the drive is highlighted by a recent outbreak of fires on the Kenai Peninsula.

The 14th annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference was June 12-16 in Homer. For five days, writers and readers alike gathered at Lands’ End to talk about writing. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

PacRim Coal is proposing a strip mining operation on the west side of Cook Inlet, in the Chuitna watershed. It proposes removing the water completely from a tributary of the Chuitna River, which is a salmon stream. On August 21st, there will be a public hearing in Anchorage about the reservation of water applications for the area near the proposed mine. The decision that follows could determine the possible future of the watershed. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

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A brown bear attacked and killed a dog in the Diamond Ridge area near Homer early Thursday. The dog was reportedly chasing the bear off private property when the bear attacked.