Ariel Van Cleave, KBBI - Homer
Ariel Van Cleave is a reporter for KSTK in Wrangell.
Students from central and southern Kenai Peninsula schools gathered at the Anchor River Friday to learn about the salmon life cycle. This was the kick-off to the Salmon in the Classroom program. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District partners with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to teach kids about one of the state’s most valuable resources.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is in the process of creating more specific flood zone maps for populated areas around coastal Alaska. Contractors have been working on maps for the Kenai Peninsula since 2011.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Rediske Air hangar in Nikiski on Saturday afternoon to remember and celebrate the life of Walter Rediske. He was killed in the July 7th plane crash at the Soldotna Airport. He was 42-years-old.
Federal investigators are saying the plane crash in Soldotna could have been caused by a stalled engine. Agents with the National Transportation Safety Board have been on the Kenai Peninsula since Monday examining the wreckage. Ten people, including one local pilot and two families visiting from Greenville, South Carolina were on board when it crashed late Sunday morning.
Federal investigators arrived on the Kenai Peninsula Monday to examine the scene of a Sunday plane crash in Soldotna.
A family of five from South Carolina are among the victims in the Soldotna plane crash that left 10 dead.
An air taxi has crashed at the Soldotna Airport killing all 10 people on board. Alaska State Troopers Spokesperson Megan Peters says Soldotna Police, Central Emergency Services and troopers responded to a call just after 11 a.m. on Sunday and found the fixed-wing aircraft fully engulfed in flames.
Homer city officials are in the early stages of creating a land-use plan for the area where the Pier One Theatre sits. The building is currently located in an area zoned for marine commercial and industrial use.
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Each year, hundreds of fishermen brave the cold weather and sometimes choppy seas to compete in the Winter King Salmon Tournament in Homer. Pete Wedin has tried his hand at catching the heaviest fish for the last 16 years. And he was out on the water again last week in search of that sweet spot. KBBI’s Ariel Van Cleave hopped on the Early Dawn with Wedin and three other anglers and brought back this story.
Grab your paddles and tennis shoes. Pickle ball has made its way to Homer. KBBI’s Ariel Van Cleave recently attended one of the game nights at the Homer Educational and Recreational Complex – or HERC – and brought back this report.
Two dozen kids in Homer were given a chance to test their team-working skills, imagination and patience on a recent Saturday as they designed and built their own exploration rovers. KBBI’s Ariel Van Cleave looked on as teams assembled robots at the Homer Public Library.
Preparations continue for next year’s re-dedication of Chief Shakes Tribal House, but the people in charge of the event have hit a snag: making sure there’s enough housing.
Incumbent Peggy Wilson will represent the newly-created House District 33. The new district includes Wilson’s hometown, Wrangell, Ketchikan and northern parts of Prince of Wales Island. The Republican captured 58 percent of the vote on Election Day. Initial numbers out of Wrangell put her ahead with 642 votes to Olsen’s 90 and Johansen’s 56.
Women in Wrangell are strapping on roller skates and heading to the rink. Wrangell’s Garnet Grit Betties meet Wednesday and Sunday evenings at the skating rink inside Hope Community Church. Ten women showed up during a recent practice. They took a few spins around the track, practiced skating fundamentals and learned some derby techniques.
State and federal officials are investigating the human remains found near Wrangell last weekend during a fishing trip. Vena Stough and her family were fishing off Government Slough when she found a partial skull. She turned the remains over to local police who notified the U.S. Forest Service in Wrangell. Tongass Archaeologist Mark McCallum said he sent pictures of the skull to the state medical examiner.
A human skull was found near Wrangell over the weekend. As KSTK’s Ariel Van Cleave explains, it appears to be very old.