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Alaska Trails

Opportunities to engage in outdoor recreation is one of the most important things for many residents of, and almost all of the visitors to, the Kenai Peninsula.
    “Outdoor recreation is a huge part of my district. And every time there’s a new trail built, whether it’s a bike trail or hiking trail it gets used immediately and often,” said Fritz Creek Assemblyman Willy Dunne.
    His comments came during a presentation to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly by Chris Beck regarding a proposed Seward-to-Fairbanks multi-use trail.

CDC

This morning on the regular Thursday COVID Brief, Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services and Derotha Ferraro, spokesperson for South Peninsula Hospital, answer questions from the listeners about vaccines and upcoming clinics.

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Girls on the Run is an international program that gathers young women together, building running skills through the preparation for and completion of a  5 kilometer run. That's a little over 3.1 miles

Stargazers Report: The Vernal Equinox

Mar 17, 2021
NOAA Satellite

The next few days mark the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Click on the audio below to hear KBBI's celestial correspondent Victoria Wilson Winne with your March Stargazers Report.
 

HCOA

The arts community in Homer continues to find ways to adapt and thrive, even in the context of an epidemic.

On this episode of Coffee Table, join host, Kathleen Gustafson and guests:
Scott Bartlett - Executive Director of Homer Council on the Arts
Asia Freeman - Artistic Director at Bunnell Street Arts Center
Erin Hollowell - representing  Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference and Story Knife

City of Homer

This year, the city of Homer will shift fiscal years from its former January 1 start date to July first. The city operates on a two-year budget, and planning is underway. First-year City Manager Rob Dumouchel walked the city council through the administration needs yesterday evening during the first of several planned budget work sessions.
    “Really, this is about getting feedback from council. You know, we want to hear your ideas,” he said.

Dr. Rob Downey is hosting a series of six, half-hour conversations  with Nurse Lorne Carroll.

They talk about COVID-19 from a public health perspective every Sunday through April 4th on COVID Riff.

Click on the audio below to hear Episode 3 and learn about the role vegetables play in decreasing inflamation and improving immune function, resulting in better outcomes for people infected with COVID-19.
 

CDC

Cases of COVID-19 in Alaska are on the rise and likely to increase with spring break travelers returning home this week.


According to Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, the State of Alaska is still experiencing widespread community transmission with many undetected cases and undetected outbreaks.  Alaska is at what DHSS classifies as a high rate of infection. 

Ghee

Mar 15, 2021
Do-piazza and toor dal
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

It's time to brown some butter - Jeff Lockwood goes into the kitchen to get his Maillard reaction on, and then make a couple of Indian dishes using the resulting ghee.

Produced at KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska. First aired 3/14/21.  

Homer Grown Season 2, Episode 1: Kelp

Mar 13, 2021
Weatherly Bates

Homer grown is back and we are exploring aquaculture.

In this episode we join Weatherly Bates of Alaska Shellfish Farms in Halibut Cove, to talk how kelp can benefit your kitchen, garden and the planet. Weatherly and her family were named Alaska Farm Family of the Year for 2020 and she recently started offering Kelp shares for sale.

CDC

This morning on The COVID-19 Brief, Derotha Ferraro from South Peninsula Hospital, Jenny Carroll - Information Officer for the City of Homer and Nurse Lorne Carroll from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services answer questions from the listeners about vaccine availability, about the Pfizer vaccine for teenagers and about the safety of the vaccine for pregnant women and people who are trying to become pregnant.
 

Jenny Neyman

Solid waste, recycling and composting  are up for discussion with The Kenai Peninsula Borough Resilience and Security Advisory Commission Solid Waste Committee members, Randy Arndt and Alexandra Ravelo

You'll also hear an interview with Dan Kort, Solid Waste Director at Central Peninsula Landfill.

To find out more about the Resilience and Security Commission, access links to their meetings and contact the commission members go the the KPB website.

 

Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District

Every five years the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District updates its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, incorporating public input as it does.

Daisy Kettle

March 8 was International Women’s Day, and during that night’s Homer City Council meeting Mayor Ken Castner took a moment to recognize the accomplishments of Daisy Kettle, a young Homer woman.

CDC

COVID-19 vaccine is available now at several locations on the Southern Kenai Peninsula for people who qualify. Anyone over the age of 55 can get the vaccine along with essential workers of any age, people who live in multigenerational households and people who work in congregate settings.


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