Corinne Smith, KBBI - Homer

Corinne Smith, KBBI - Homer
a drink

Homer grapples with date rape drugging at local bars

Advocates say it’s an ongoing problem in Homer, and urge the public to be more aware and to intervene when they see it happen.
Homer bird-call contest

Bird-calling competition brings beautiful, mysterious and wacky calls to Homer

The bird-calling competition is a fan favorite of Homer's annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival.

Seward welcomes first cruise ship, kicking off summer tourism season

The cruise ship Norwegian Jewel, which docked in Seward Monday, is the first of 102 scheduled to make port calls there this summer.
the USS Momsen in Homer

Navy warship USS Momsen makes surprise visit to Homer

The Momsen, one of four Navy warships participating in this year's Northern Edge training exercise, made a Homer port call last week.
a yellowleg

Homer’s 31st Annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival kicks off

The festival, which runs through Sunday, features birding opportunities at habitats ranging from the Homer Spit to the shores of Seldovia.
the Homer courthouse

Homer man charged with sexual assault of woman in City Hall parking lot

Charles Torzillo, 40, has been charged with five counts of felony sexual assault and two counts of assault in the April 8 encounter.

Homer salmon tournament boosts local economy amid uncertain future for Kenai kings

While derby participants were successful Saturday on Kachemak Bay, other Kenai king salmon runs haven’t been doing well.
a cellphone

Homer police tour Alaska urging parents to talk with kids about online safety

Lt. Ryan Browning is leading the series about youth safety and etiquette online, called "Parenting in the Digital Age."
the state ferry Tustumena

Alaska state ferries, troopers renew ride-along program to offer security at sea

The program allows Alaska State Troopers to ride state ferries for free on personal trips in exchange for law enforcement presence.
sockeye salmon

Fish and Game forecasts stronger, still below-average Upper Cook Inlet sockeye run

State officials estimate the inlet's sockeye salmon run at 5.1 million fish, with approximately 3.12 million available for harvest.
An Alaska Native arts collective

Łuk’ae Tse’ Taas comic artist collective highlights Alaska Native storytelling, traditional and fantastic worlds

The team behind “Chickaloonies” is part of the Łuk’ae Tse’ Taas or Fish Head Soup collective of Alaska Native comic artists and writers.
the state ferry Kennicott

Alaska state ferries’ 2023 summer ferry schedule shows more cuts to service

Multiple ferries are out of commission due to short staffing, with Gulf of Alaska sailings from Whittier postponed until more crew is hired.
ice fishing

Kenai Peninsula students go ice fishing with Fish and Game

A recent Homer ice fishing trip was part of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s annual Salmon in the Classroom program.
a fishing boat

Weather Service overhauls Alaska marine forecasts’ shoreline information

The changes, slated to go into effect March 8, follow feedback from mariners calling for more accurate forecasts closer to shorelines.