New Tiers of Eligibility for Coronavirus Vaccines

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The State of Alaska this week expanded the groups of people eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine. South Peninsula Hospital’s Derotha Ferraro detailed them on Thursday’s Covid Brief with Kathleen Gustafson.

Homer High School


   When indoor high school sports continue after spring break, athletes on the floor will be required to wear face coverings while competing.

    During the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, mask use among athletes and students got a lot of conversation.

Jay Barrett reports.

'Sense of the House' Unanimously Approved

Mar 5, 2021
Courtesy of the City of Homer

The Alaska State House of Representatives today unanimously passed a “Sense of the House” measure aimed at restoring mutual respect and decency in the legislature.

Introduced by Rep. Sarah Vance of Homer, the Sense of the House declared that “no member should be objectivized on the House Floor, and that such comments should never again be uttered on the House floor by any member.”

Pat Race/State of Alaska

This morning on the regular, Thursday Covid Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital lists the upcoming vaccine clinics and locations.

City of Homer spokesperson Jenny Carroll talks about CARES Act fisheries and renter's aid. 

Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Homer Public Health Center answers questions from the listeners about vaccine reactions and effectiveness.

Sweet Potatoes

Mar 3, 2021
Sweet Potatoes

It's time for a trip to the culinary mind of an eight-year-old, Webster Martin, who joins host Jeff Lockwood (and Webster's mom, Lisa Asselin, who handles the cutting and the fire) to demonstrate his own invention, Rainbow Stew.  Jeff also makes a sweet potato creme brulee.

First aired 02/28/21.  Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  

Kasitsna Bay Lab

The Kachemak Bay Science Conference and Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Symposium will be March 15th through the 18th .


Over 100 people made appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, for next week's vaccination clinics at Homer High School and at South Peninsula Hospital's Test and Vaccine Site at 4120 Bartlett Street. SPH Spokesperson, Derotha Ferraro says 120 people signed up in the first two hours on Monday but there are still over 300 appointments available for eligible people and the hospital website scheduling portal is active 24 hours a day. 

Emilie Springer: NOMAR goes to Space

Mar 2, 2021

Nomar is a busy local business producing and providing gear from their expanding shop for many purposes, but one of their most exciting to report? A gear contract with NASA, National Air and Space Association, for the upcoming Artemis moon launch. Vessels across the marine industry in Alaska and beyond have been using reliable, sturdy, flexible, fast draining fish storage and brailer bags since 1982.

In an effort to reach more conservative Americans with a message about mask-wearing, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reached out to a couple of skippers from the Alaska-based reality TV show “Deadliest Catch.” The Discovery Channel hit show has a sizable following among conservative white adults.

Sunday outage hits South Kachemak Bay

Mar 1, 2021
Homer Electric Association

  A power outage early Sunday morning on the south side of Kachemak Bay initially affected upwards of 650 members of Homer Electric Association from McKeon Flats to Nanwalek. 

The outage occurred at 3:22 a.m., but just a few minutes later, around 3:31, members from Six Mile in Seldovia to Nanwalek were placed on the Seldovia backup generator. At 11:32 AM all member service was restored. 

While the cause of the outage is unknown, high winds were evident in the early morning hours.



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