Marcia Lynn, KCHU - Valdez

Marcia Lynn is a reporter at KBBI in Homer.

Matt Hall wins Copper Basin 300, Aliy Zirkle takes 4th

This weekend’s Copper Basin 300 sled dog race saw the first musher cross the finish line before 10 a.m. Monday. Good weather and a fast trail contributed to an early finish for this year’s race. Download Audio

No injuries reported in Valdez helicopter crash

Two employees of Copper Valley Electric Association were shaken, but uninjured Wednesday morning when the helicopter they were riding in crashed after take-off from the Valdez Airport.

Valdez ski advocate dies in ATV crash

Valdez residents are mourning the loss of an individual who not only helped put Valdez on the map as a top destination for backcountry skiers, but also continually gave to the community, making it a better place to live. Download Audio

In Price William Sound, AEA Hears Input On Regional Energy Plans

With funding from the Alaska Energy Authority a series of regional energy plans are in the works to help individuals and communities become more energy efficient. Download Audio

Search Continues In Prince William Sound For Missing Pilot

Crews from the Coast Guard and Air Force are searching for a missing pilot that went down in Prince William Sound Tuesday afternoon. Download Audio

Potential Alaska State Park Cuts Rile Valdez Residents

Proposed funding cuts for Alaska State Parks have caused a stir in Valdez where the one Park Ranger position could be eliminated. Download Audio

Prince William Sound Black Cod Fishermen Likely Facing Lower Harvest Limits

Fishermen taking part in the state waters Black Cod fishery in Prince William Sound will likely be facing lower harvest limits when the fishery opens next spring. Download Audio

Environmental Concerns Raised Over Navy Training In Gulf of Alaska

For several decades the United States Navy and other branches of the Military have performed a series of training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska during the spring and summer months. The Navy is required to file an Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS, which needs to be updated every five years. The public comment period for the latest Supplemental EIS closes next week. These exercises are conducted in some of the Alaska’s key fish habitats, so environmental concerns have been raised. Download Audio

NPFMC Approves Halibut Quota Plan

For two decades commercial fishermen and charter operators in Southeast and Southcentral Alaska have been embroiled in a battle over how much halibut each sector should be allowed to catch. In an effort to end the ongoing fish fight, a new plan was approved by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council at its meeting in Anchorage last week.

Former Iditarod Champion Reflects On Women Of The Iditarod

This year's running of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race will soon have a winner. Back in 1985, Libby Riddles - who's lived in Homer for the past decade - was the first woman to win the race. KBBI's Marcia Lynn recently talked with Riddles about the role of women in the Iditarod and how things have changed over the years.

Kodiak Overtakes Homer As Top Halibut Port

The final day of the 2011 commercial halibut fishery was on Friday, and the season ended with Kodiak overtaking Homer as the top port for halibut landings in the state.

Whale Washes Ashore Near Homer

An unusual whale washed up on a small beach near Homer recently. The dead whale was found on the beach in Little Tutka Bay. A team from the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward arrived to do a necropsy on the animal.

Halibut Management Plan Up for Public Review

A new plan to manage halibut in Southeast Alaska and the Central Gulf has just been put out for public review and comment by NOAA Fisheries.

Documentary Airs About Alaska’s Century-Old Schooners

By Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO - Juneau and Marcia Lynn, KBBI - Homer A small fleet of Seattle-based wooden halibut schooners still work Alaska waters, though they’re nearly a century old.