The last story I was able to share with KBBI was in June in conversation with Dr. Marcus Horning and his research on sleeper sharks. After that, Prince William Sound started fishing daily and it wasn’t feasible to compose and do deck work at the same time. I had some ideas, at least one that I hope I’ll still be able to share from a man who worked in one of the Chenega canneries in several decades ago. The cannery piers are still visible there and I couldn’t help but wonder what it used to be like. But!
The first day of the 2021 Homer Farmer’s Market was May 29th, I stopped by at the end of the day to talk a little about how the first day went. New director Lauren Jerew, hired in March, says, “Things went really well today! We had quite a few people come through and that’s fun to see. The vendors that I've talked to so far say it was a really successful first market. Jerew says the market is doing a head count three times/ day to try and get an idea of how many visitors are stopping by. On the first day? “We probably easily saw 250 or 300 people roll through,” Jerew says, “I think t
The 20-21 school year is winding down and today I’m talking with seniors Zoe Stonorov and Aiyana Cline about what the school year has been like and what their plans are after high school graduation, coming up on May 18th. This year graduation will take place outdoors in the track area and students will have a set number of tickets to provide to family and friends.
“The closing day for Homer’s rope tow is coming right up,” Bill Wiebe tells me as we sit down to talk about some history. May 9th is the last day, one more Sunday! “Come on out, even if you don’t ski! Come up and look at it, it’s pretty cool,” Wiebe says. He’s joined by Sarah Banks.
“We may have a little hill but people come out of here being great skiiers and snow boarders. You have talk to Davey Baird,” both Wiebe and Banks agree.
Are you ready for a story about a storyteller? This week I talked to Claudia Haines’ at Homer Public Library and the past 18 years she’s spent here. However, the position of youth services librarian was posted by the City of Homer about a week ago and there are only two more weeks left for Miss Claudia. I start by asking her how she first connected to the library.
Weatherly and Greg Bates’ interest in seafood started through historic east coast markets and in academia at the University of Rhode Island, URI. The Bates are both originally from Little Compton, Rhode Island. A small town of about 3,000 people.
Nomar is a busy local business producing and providing gear from their expanding shop for many purposes, but one of their most exciting to report? A gear contract with NASA, National Air and Space Association, for the upcoming Artemis moon launch. Vessels across the marine industry in Alaska and beyond have been using reliable, sturdy, flexible, fast draining fish storage and brailer bags since 1982.