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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 Coast Guard will patrol Homer's waters to ensure compliance with regulations and safety standards.
  • The City of Homer received its first overnight stay from a cruise ship yesterday; the City of Homer secured funding for the second year of a study looking into the feasibility of expanding its harbor; and modern-day police vehicles often use more electricity than a common car, which can drain the vehicle’s battery quickly. To combat this, the City of Kenai’s vehicle maintenance shop has developed an onboard jump-start system, which lets officers fire up the vehicle’s battery from the driver’s seat in seconds.
  • On Tuesday, research reserve staff, along with community members, conducted crab monitoring on the Homer Spit. The group was searching for signs of the invasive European green crab.
  • Homer Senior Citizens held a fashion show for seniors and the community, returning after being paused since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for three missing people this morning [5/23] after a boat capsized near Seward; The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly chambers were filled Tuesday with more than two dozen attendees, many wearing orange safety vests, who called on the borough to change the way it counts ballots in local elections; and summer is just around the corner and with it brings another transfer season for the Coast Guard’s Air Station Kodiak.
  • A Homer-based walking challenge returns for its eighth year; a new way to track migratory birds in Homer went live last week; an 87-year-old woman died after being hit by a pickup truck on Tuesday; and a new restaurant in Anchor Point had its grand opening last weekend (05/11).
  • A group of Homer High School students visited Seward in March to tour the Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC); and The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved a $56 million contribution to the borough’s school district for the next fiscal year at its Tuesday night meeting.
  • A Soldotna educator is in the running for the Reader’s Digest “America’s Favorite Teacher” competition, an annual contest that recognizes teachers who go above and beyond for their students; Alaska State Troopers arrested Zasima Martushev yesterday and charged him with possession of child pornography; and as temperatures warm this spring, the Homer Rope Tow prepares to shut down its operations on Ohlson Mountain, northeast of Homer.
  • The City of Homer is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its sister city relationship with Teshio, Japan this year; and teachers, parents, students and community members showed up to Kenai Peninsula schools Wednesday morning dressed in red for a “walk-in,” a demonstration in support of public education funding.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] awarded over $2.5 million [2.6] in funding to Alaska this year to improve the quality and quantity of locally grown food; long time career and technical education teacher Walter Love has resigned from Homer High School; and Treefort Theatre, a Kenai Peninsula-based performing arts group, will soon stage the Kenai Art Center’s first ever theatrical production.