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Aaron Selbig, KBBI - Homer

Aaron Selbig is a reporter at KBBI in Homer.

Photo by Aaron Selbig, KBBI - Homer.

AK: Saloon Secrets

If you’ve ever visited Homer, chances are you’ve stopped by the Salty Dawg Saloon – or at least seen the T-shirts and hoodies that have made their way all over the world. The bar itself is a 105-year-old relic of days gone by on the Homer Spit and a sort of living museum to Alaska’s homesteader days. KBBI’s Aaron Selbig takes a closer look inside one of Alaska’s best-known buildings and shares some of its secrets.

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July 5, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Homer Voters Could Have Final Say On Plastic Bag Ban

Since the first of this year, shoppers in Homer have had to get used to a new law prohibiting plastic shopping bags. Similar to existing laws in Seattle and San Francisco, the ban was passed by the Homer City Council last year as a way to cut down on litter and protect the marine environment. But Homer voters may end up having the final say on whether Homer’s ban lasts through the year.

June 7, 2013 - 10:04 am

New Oil Spill Technology A ‘Game Changer,’ Says CIRCAC

A large oil spill in Cook Inlet is the stuff of nightmares for Alaskans who call the area home. One of the organizations dedicated to cleaning up potential spills is CIRCAC, the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council. CIRCAC has a new tool in its clean-up toolbox that it’s calling a “game changer.”

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June 5, 2013 - 5:47 pm

More Bacterial Infections Associated With Raw Milk Consumption

A new batch of bacterial infections has again been traced to a raw milk operation on the Kenai Peninsula.

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May 23, 2013 - 5:24 pm

Fish And Game Institutes New Razor Clam Harvesting Regulations

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, Clam diggers on the Kenai Peninsula will have to keep in mind a new set of rules for harvesting razor clams. For the first time in a decade, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reducing the bag limit for razor clams from 60 per day all the way down to 25.

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May 22, 2013 - 5:22 pm

Homer City Council Overturns Move to Ban Heliports on Homer Spit

A Homer flightseeing operator with visions of operating a heliport on the Homer Spit is one step closer to his goal. The Homer City Council narrowly defeated an effort to exclude heliports form a series of new zoning rules.

May 20, 2013 - 10:53 am

Kenai Peninsula Razor Clams Appear To Be Declining

Alaskans who make an annual habit of digging for razor clams on the Kenai Peninsula may have noticed something odd over the last few tears – there just doesn’t seem to be as many clams on the beaches as there used to be. Scientists have also noticed the trend.

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May 13, 2013 - 5:17 pm

Family Makes Progress On 800-Mile Trek Around Cook Inlet

The Higman-McKittrick family from Seldovia is making progress on its 800-mile journey around Cook Inlet. The family stopped by KBBI’s studios in Homer last week and visited with Aaron Selbig.

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April 22, 2013 - 5:13 pm

Author Stabenow Plans To Build Writers’ Retreat

Alaska author Dana Stabenow has big plans – and they have nothing to do with the plot of her next crime fiction novel. Stabenow hopes to turn her 10-acre property outside of Homer into a writers retreat dedicated to fostering the skills of female writers.

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April 16, 2013 - 5:39 pm
Jack-Up Rig ‘Endeavor’ Departs Homer Harbor

Jack-Up Rig ‘Endeavor’ Departs Homer Harbor

After a seven-month-long stay at the Homer harbor, Buccaneer Energy’s jack-up rig Endeavor left Kachemak Bay Friday morning. The company plans for the rig to drill in the Cosmopolitan Unit near Anchor Point.

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April 1, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Seldovia Family To Hike Cook Inlet Coast

A Seldovia family that has made a habit of taking on long journeys around some of the wildest parts of Alaska is at it again. Later this month, they’ll be taking off from their yurt on the south side of Kachemak bay for an 800-mile walk along the entire coast of Cook Inlet.

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March 26, 2013 - 5:25 pm
Deadline For ‘Endeavor’ Departure Pushed Back

Deadline For ‘Endeavor’ Departure Pushed Back

A major improvement project at Homer’s Deepwater Dock is forcing Buccaneer Energy to move its jack-up rig Endeavor out of the harbor. But the company will now have a little extra time to move the rig.

March 21, 2013 - 11:05 am

Buccaneer Energy Files Countersuit Against Archer Drilling

Buccaneer Energy Alaska has filed litigation countering a lawsuit brought by a subcontractor in December concerning work on the jack-up rig Endeavor. The Endeavor is currently in Homer. KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran has the details.

March 15, 2013 - 5:12 pm

City Officials Express Relief Following Dietzmann Verdict

Homer city officials are expressing relief over a jury’s verdict Thursday exonerating the actions of Homer Police Department officers during a 2006 shootout at the Homer Airport, although attorneys for the plaintiff have promised to appeal the case.

March 11, 2013 - 4:15 pm

Jury Rules In Favor of City In Homer Airport Shooting Case

A jury today ruled in favor of the City of Homer and three Homer Police officers who were accused of acting recklessly during a 2006 shootout at the Homer Airport.

March 7, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Traffic Stop Uncovers Mobile Drug Lab, Police Say

A routine traffic stop in downtown Homer Saturday afternoon turned into an emergency situation when an Alaska State Trooper found a methamphetamine laboratory inside a vehicle.

February 28, 2013 - 10:33 am

Charter Boat Captain Convicted of Distributing Drugs

A Homer charter boat captain who pled guilty to distributing drugs to minors and possession of child pornography has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The captain, 34-year old Randall Hines also will have to pay $160,000 in restitution.

February 18, 2013 - 4:59 pm

Micciche Says He Does Not Support Parnell Oil Tax Plan

Since his election to the Alaska State Legislature last year, Senator Peter Micciche has found himself neck-deep in oil and gas issues, something he knows about as a long-time employee of Conoco Phillips.

February 15, 2013 - 5:29 pm

New Reality Show To Feature Russian Old Believers

The latest installment of Alaska reality TV will feature the small, isolated communities of Russian Old Believers that call the Kenai Peninsula home. National Geographic Channel is interested in profiling families who live in the Old Believer villages and are specifically looking for “big personalities.”

January 28, 2013 - 5:16 pm
Sunken Vessels Lifted, Removed from Jakalof Bay

Sunken Vessels Lifted, Removed from Jakalof Bay

A pair of commercial fishing vessels that sank in Jakalof Bay on Christmas Eve have been removed and transported to the Homer harbor. The vessels F/V Kupreanof and F/V Leading Lady were safely refloated last weekend by a team of experts, including people from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Homer and Seldovia Harbormaster’s offices, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and Global Diving and Salvage.

January 25, 2013 - 11:38 am