Recent News Stories

There are two open seats on the city council to be filled in the next election. Catriona Lowe, Justin Arnold, Corbin Arno, and David Lewis are running for the seats. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver spoke with Catriona Lowe about her hopes and goals if she's elected.

Homer is the only city on the Kenai Peninsula that will vote to decide whether the city will take its first steps toward Home Rule. For the third and final episode of our Home Rule series we examine the arguments for and against Home Rule in Homer.

A Sterling man is hoping to open an organic produce store on the central peninsula in the next few years. With a growing demand for organic food and little competition in the Sterling area, he hopes it will fill a gap in the market.

In the second installment of our three part series exploring home rule we turn to Soldotna, one of the two cities on the Kenai Peninsula considering the change in government.


The Homer Theatre rolled out the red carpet for the annual Homer International Documentary Film Fest kick-off gala. This year’s festival features nine documentaries. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver attended the gala and spoke with Sutton about his passion for film and why he spends the time and effort to put on this unique film fest.

Amid a week marked by wind and rain, Homer’s ninth annual Burning Basket flared up at Mariner Park last Monday night. The celebration of art, inspiration and transition drew hundreds of Homerites.


From September 21st through 27th, libraries and avid readers around the United States are observing Banned Books Week. It’s an annual recognition of the right to read and intellectual freedom.


On October 7th voters decide whether the City of Homer will make the change from general law to home rule. For the first part of a three piece series we explore the meaning of home rule and how it works here in Alaska.