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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.

  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough has extended its emergency declaration through October 24; The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is asking the state to change its policy on school board term limits; and Karluk, a village of just a couple dozen year-round residents on the southern end of Kodiak Island, will have a school for the first time in five years.
  • A teen crashed a stolen car into a Nikiski house causing 10s of thousands in damage, according to Alaska State Troopers; and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s vessel Okeanos Explorer is docked in Seward after finishing a five-month research expedition of maritime Alaska.
  • Since 2021, the Kenai Watershed Forum has visited more than 50 streams and lakes throughout the central Kenai Peninsula to determine where anadromous fish, such as salmon, can be found; and Congresswoman Mary Peltola’s husband was flying moose meat from a remote hunting site in Western Alaska Tuesday night when his plane crashed, according to officials in an update.
  • Two Kasilof men died in a crash near Tustumena Elementary School Thursday when the car behind them failed to slow for a school zone, according to Alaska State Troopers; and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Peter Micciche recently designated September as Recovery Month in the borough.
  • Bristol Bay’s setnet fleet will decide this month whether to join the Regional Seafood Development Association - an organization aiming to increase the value of the fishery; the annual Harvest Moon Local Foods Festival is celebrating ten years of promoting local farming with food, activities and cooking demonstrations in Soldotna.
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Clayton Holland is planning on another three years in the role; and Kodiak residents came together to celebrate the community this weekend, the second year the Downtown Block Party has echoed around the waterfront with live music.
  • This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, an annual campaign geared at educating and engaging both health professionals and the public about suicide prevention; and hundreds of plastic water fowl raced down the Kenai River this weekend for the annual Kenai Lions Club rubber duck race.
  • A Soldotna woman and 2-year old died in a collision with a concrete mixer truck last Friday near Cooper Landing; a rare double glacial dam release into the Kenai River is causing high water levels and flood risks on the Kenai Peninsula; and on a recent weeknight, the Kenai Camera and Coffee photography group gathers in Soldotna to set up the Kenai Peninsula’s newest art installation.
  • A man is suing the city of Soldotna and one particular police officer over what he describes as a mishandled investigation and inaccurate warrant; The grocery chains Albertsons and Kroger announced last week they would divest more than 400 stores, including 14 in Alaska.
  • Kenai police arrested two men this weekend for kidnapping and assault. Bristol Bay could see fewer sockeye return next year. That’s according to the preliminary preseason forecast from the Fisheries Research Institute in Aleknagik. Some areas in Alaska have entirely wild salmon runs. But there’s also more than two dozen hatcheries around the state.