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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 nonprofits Hospice of Homer and Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska are putting on four events in Homer this week to raise awareness and provide support for residents with Alzheimer’s disease, and related disabilities, as well as their caregivers.
  • The Homer Council on the Arts holds the Community Arts Awards each year to celebrate the talented artists who call Homer home and their contributions to the community. The council announced this year's recipients late last month, marking nearly two decades since its first awards ceremony.
  • Winter in Alaska can bring challenges for both humans and their animal friends. And learning how to keep pets warm and stay away from wildlife is important, according to local officials.
  • South Peninsula Hospital launched a pilot CNA training program Monday to combat the Certified Nursing Assistant shortage on the lower Kenai Peninsula; three years after he was first arrested, a Soldotna doctor pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge that he overprescribed addictive narcotics on the Kenai Peninsula; and Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to file to fill the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly’s Nikiski seat, left vacant by Republican State Sen. Elect Jesse Bjorkman.
  • Love INC's Leslie Rohr says the Nikiski Shelter of Hope has been running smoothly, one year after its doors opened.
  • Towards the end of 2022, the federal government rushed to hold a controversial oil and gas lease sale in Cook Inlet; and South Peninsula Hospital is closing its COVID-19 testing site this Friday.
  • People in the Kenai Peninsula Borough can soon text 911 in an emergency; and state law enforcement is spearheading a new advertising campaign as part of a massive effort to curb drug trafficking and overdoses in Alaska.
  • Charter operators in the Gulf of Alaska will soon be able to buy halibut quota from willing commercial fishermen; and Homer’s first baby of 2023 was born Wednesday night at South Peninsula Hospital.
  • An Alaskan company is expanding Homer’s ability to recycle plastics by turning it into synthetic lumber.
  • Last spring, when many Ukrainians were leaving the country, a Homer resident was on his way in with the intent to build large off-grid kitchens to feed Ukrainian refugees.