Aaron Selbig, KBBI - Homer

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Aaron Selbig is a reporter at KBBI in Homer.

Discovery Channel Debuts Show Set Near Homer

The Discovery Channel – which is already home to Alaska-based shows like “Gold Rush Alaska” and of course, “Deadliest Catch” – debuted a new Alaska reality show last week, this one set in the outskirts of Homer.

Year In Review: Haines, Unalaska and Homer

APRN and our affiliates are using this last week of 2011 to look back on some of the stories that left an impression. Some because they were fun, but some because they were difficult to report on.

Winter in Alaska: Perfect for Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is a time-honored winter sport on the Kenai Peninsula – a way to have some fun outdoors and put some fresh fish on the table.

Parnell’s Budget Excludes Gas Pipeline to Homer

Communities across the state are pouring over Governor Sean Parnell's new budget proposal. One project that wasn’t included in the capital budget is the South Peninsula Pipeline, a project that would bring natural gas into the Homer area for the first time.

Children’s Christmas Program Fills Homer Theatre

The Mariner Theatre at Homer High School was filled nearly to capacity Tuesday afternoon as children from Paul Banks Elementary School filed onto the stage to prepare for their annual Christmas program.

All New Alaska Outlaw Playing Cards Released

Alaska Outlaw Playing Cards are back with an all-new deck of famous – and infamous – outlaws, rebels and con-men from Alaska’s past.

New FEMA Flood Maps Cause Confusion in Juneau, Homer

The Federal Emergency Management Agency – or FEMA – has caused a wave of confusion in Juneau and Homer concerning the latest flood maps issued by the agency.

Natural Gas One Step Closer to Anchor Point

At their meeting in Homer Tuesday night, members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted to approve a USAD – or Utility Special Assessment District –to finance distribution lines throughout the town.

Homer Looks for Homer Look Alike

The town of Homer is hoping to generate national publicity with a contest that celebrates a famous cartoon character with the same name.

Proposed Halibut Catch Sharing Plan Causing Rift Between Commercial, Charter Industries

The controversial proposed halibut catch sharing plan from the National Marine Fisheries Service has caused a rift in Homer between the town’s commercial and charter halibut industries.

Family Embarking on Odyssey Across Malaspina Glacier

A family of Kachemak Bay adventurers is at it again. After hiking and packrafting the Chuckchi Sea and the Northwest Arctic last year, Bretwood Higman and Erin McKittrick are departing their comfy little yurt...

Begich, NOAA Chief Take Questions On Halibut Plan

It’s no secret that Homer charter captains are upset about NOAA’s new halibut catch-sharing proposal, which would mean a one-fish-per-angler rule in the Gulf of Alaska under most circumstances.

Charter Captains Campaign Against Proposed Catch Sharing Plan

Fisheries officials got an earful at a meeting in Homer last week about the new proposed catch sharing plan for Southcentral halibut fishermen. Local halibut charter captains are actively campaigning against the plan, saying...

Jack-Up Rig in Kachemak Bay May Violate Federal Law

Kachemak Bay sees all manner of strange vessels large and small, but the appearance this week of an enormous jack-up drilling rig caught many local residents by surprise.

AK: The Mail Boat

Living in a small town can be tough, but living in a small town without even a small grocery store is a special type of challenge.

‘Dangerous Waters’ Expedition Docks in Homer Due to Mechanical Problem

Residents of Kachemak Bay haven’t seen a jet-ski in their neck of the woods in ten years, since the state outlawed personal watercraft in the bay.

Matt Montavon Finishes 1,100-Mile Run to Homer

With its moniker “The End of the Road,” Homer has been the end point of many journeys over the years. One of the more unusual – and daunting – trips came to a close last Friday afternoon on the Homer Spit.