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Simon Lopez

Morning Edition Host

Simon Lopez is a long time listener of KBBI Homer. He values Kachemak Bay’s beauty and its overall health. Simon is community oriented and enjoys being involved in building and maintaining an informed and proactive community.

  • Project Homeless was back this year after a modified year in 2021. The US Secretary of Commerce approved disaster designations for over a dozen fisheries in Alaska.
  • Discussion over the use of the city of Homer's road fund in order to purchase heavy road equipment got quite a bit of debate at Monday night's city council meeting. A slate of regulation changes for gravel pits is back on the table at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly.
  • Emilie Springer talks with someone who was present at the creation of "Kids Don't Float". Liz Ruskin reports on a coalition of conservation groups that are petitioning the federal government to do more to save the declining Cook inlet beluga whale population.
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce is joining a crowded field of candidates for Alaska governor. Alaska Covid-19 infections have jumped dramatically in the past week.
  • KBBI's Jay Barrett talked with MAPP facilitator Hannah Gustafson about the organization and today's Coffee Table. Next Wednesday there will be Operation Homeless Connect fairs in Homer and Anchorpoint. KHNS' Mike Swasey reports on last summer's blue mussel die-off in Skagway.
  • An HEA Board election is coming up. Emilie Springer talks with a commercial pilot.
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough Assemblyman for the Southern Kenai Peninsula, Mike Tupper, gives an update. The Alaska state mainline ferry Tustemena is slated to undergo a refit in Seward. Homer Electric Association aims to source half of all its power from renewables by the end of 2025.
  • Covid-19 positivity rates have increased in the past week. KPBSD has new isolation requirements.