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Homer Grown, Episode 7: Making Hay

Aug 23, 2020
Homer Grown

For the latest episode of Homer Grown, hosted by Desiree Hagen:

We visit Chris Rainwater at his family homestead near the head of Kachemak Bay and talk about hay, grazing animals, and the history and future of haying on the Southern Kenai Peninsula.

Invasive species specialist Katherine Schake from Homer Soil and Water Conservation District, talks weed-free hay, straw and gravel and addresses mitigation and prevention resources for land and buisness owners, contractors, hayers and recreationists. 

KBBI / Pier One Theatre, Inc.

 

Pier One Theatre and KBBI AM 890 are proud to present the third installment of The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde.

The Importance of Being Earnest is a story of friendship, lies, romance, interfering mothers, mystery and more. Join Jack and Algernon, two young men of good fortune, as they navigate truth, love and society!  Listen to all three installments, now available on www.kbbi.org!

Directed by Jennifer Norton

On Thursday morning’s Covid Brief, Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District Executive Director Tim Dillon discussed the economic assistance available to business owners affected by the Covid-19 Pandemic. He emphasized that the programs aren’t meant to be a replacement for lost revenue.
    “They are there to hopefully, make you, or put you in a position where you'll be able to continue through another year,” Dillon said. “It's there to set up relief for some of your expenses.”
    He said there are seven categories of expenses that can be reimbursed.

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

    While schools on the Southern Kenai Peninsula will open for classes on Monday, parents have the option of keeping their kids at home from day one for either remote learning or home-schooling.
    District spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff talked about the options available in an online video.

CDC

On this week's edition of the Covid Brief, fill-in host Josh Krohn welcomes Kenai Peninsula Borough School District spokesperson Pegge Erkeneff and Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District Executive Director Tim Dillon to discuss back-to-school issues and the emergency financial aid process.

Shahla Farzan / KBBI

      Preliminary Primary Election results show close races and a number of upsets brewing across the state. On the Kenai Peninsula, there’s a little bit of that drama, even though two incumbent state representatives are running unopposed.

City of Homer

    The slate is set for October’s Homer Municipal Elections. The filing period closed Monday at 5 p.m.

    First-term Homer Mayor Ken Castner is facing a challenge from current City Councilmember Donna Aderhold. Aderhold is in the second year of her second three-year term on the council.

    Fellow council members Rachel Lord and Caroline Venuti are both seeking election to second terms. 

Two challengers for incumbent Senator

Aug 18, 2020
Shahla Farzan / KBBI

There are three candidates vying for the nod in Senate District P. Incumbent Sen. Gary Stevens of Kodiak is facing two challengers.
    John Cox is an Anchor Point store owner who is seeking office for the second time.
    “My first promise to you, the listeners and the voters, which is that I will never be a career politician,” Cox said. “I never even dreamed of it. And in fact, it's my worst nightmare.”

Mayor suggests new plan for Kachemak-Selo school

Aug 18, 2020
Renee Gross, KBBI News

    In an effort to create some movement on building a new school in Kachemak-Selo, Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce is asking the state legislature to restructure the school funding received from the state. In a letter last week to Superintendent John O’Brien, Pierce suggested building a combination school/community hall in the small Old Believer village instead.

Homer Public Library eliminates late fees

Aug 17, 2020
KBBI

In an effort to keep books and other materials circulating in the community as much as possible, the Homer Public Library has gone fine-free.
     “Many Homer library book borrowers have been late returning books to the library, nothing to be ashamed about. It happens to many of us. Hear ye hear ye our library has joined the nationwide movement in eliminating all overdue fines,” said Kate Finn, giving the Library Advisory Board report during last week’s Homer City Council meeting.

Almonds

Aug 16, 2020
Dacquoise
Jeff Lockwood / KBBI

Jeff Lockwood makes a Basque cake and a dacquoise with almond flour, then heads into Teri Robl's kitchen for an Italian tomato sauce with almonds and a forty-year-old recipe for almond chicken.

Produced by KBBI AM 890 in Homer, Alaska.  First aired 8/16/20.

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Jenny Carroll, from the City of Homer and Derotha Ferraro, spokesperson for South Peninsula Hospital answer questions from the listeners and talk about City CARES Act funding, update the local data on COVID-19 and navigate the Kenai Peninsula School District's webpage.
You can access the school district's data set for determining whether classes will meet, day to day, at 
kpbsd.k12.ak.us/communications.
 

Alaska Division of Forestry

    The National Weather Service has put into effect a ‘Red Flag Warning’ for the Western Kenai Peninsula on Saturday in anticipation of hot, dry and windy conditions.

    The warning is in effect from noon Saturday until 10 p.m.

    The forecast is calling for relative humidity to fall to around 25 percent, with high temperatures reaching the upper 70s, and north winds steady at 15, gusting to 30 mph.

  Pier One Theatre and KBBI AM 890 are proud to present the first episode of The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde.

The Importance of Being Earnest is a story of friendship, lies, romance, interfering mothers, mystery and more. Join Jack and Algernon, two young men of good fortune, as they navigate truth, love and society!  Listen to all three installments, available now at www.kbbi.org!

Directed by Jennifer Norton

Student athletics underway as school year nears

Aug 13, 2020
Homer High School

As parents and their kids prepare for a return of school in a couple of weeks, some students are already involved in school activities -- practice for fall athletics.
    On Monday, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent John O’Brien updated the school board on procedures for student athletes and competition according to the district’s Safe Start return to school plan.

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