Bob Dietrich and Lisa Moorhead have made Homer’s Shorebird Festival their destination since the very first one 23 years ago. They are avid birders each with their own list of Life Birds or birds they want to see at least once. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler found the two hunting for more of their winged friends with a tripod mounted scope right in the middle of the Homer Spit.
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The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, in the University of Alaska system, held its 2015 commencement ceremony Wednesday evening in Mariner Theater. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver attended the ceremony and sent back this audio postcard.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District put some of its schools under safety watch last Wednesday morning. The rise in security was in response to a warning from Alaska State Troopers that law enforcement were investigating the credibility of a possible threat to Soldotna area schools. The district waited until the end of school that day to relay the warning to parents. The result….parents were furious. The next day law enforcement concluded the threat was not credible but KBBI’s Quinton Chandler reports many parents are still angry about being left in the dark.
Cruise season begins in Homer this year on Tuesday, May 26th. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has this preview of the upcoming season and what locals can expect.
This spring, the Ninilchik library brought its number of paid staff up to…one. It hired a new director at 15 hours per week. Like many small libraries around the state is has a minuscule budget and relies primarily on volunteers to keep it running. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver stopped by Friday’s open house meet-and-greet.
Crews are still cleaning up from a wildfire that began Monday evening in Anchor Point on the southern Kenai Peninsula. The fire started just before 4 p.m. Monday in the Jim Howard Road area near Nikolaevsk.
The Kenai Peninsula obviously has no shortage of wildlife, but if you’re planning to start a pig farm the Kenai is definitely not the first location to come to mind. Pigs are especially hard to find here with only a handful of breeders open for business. But, a family with a small farm in Anchor Point want that to change. They’re planning to bring a brood of pigs from Washington that theoretically could thrive on the peninsula.
The Rotary Club of Homer-Downtown and the Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay co-sponsored a suicide prevention workshop at Homer’s Faith Lutheran Church last week. The training was intended to empower participants with the knowledge and confidence necessary to help prevent suicide.