Alaska State Representative Paul Seaton of Homer joined KBBI's Carolyn Norton Friday morning, April 21st to discuss the process of negotiating an operating budget and fiscal plan.

U. S. Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska held a Meet and Greet on Friday afternoon, April 21st on the Homer Spit. Sullivan's staff planned to hold the meeting in the harbormaster's conference room. So many Homer citizens attended that it had to be held in the parking lot.
KBBI's Carolyn Norton recorded the event in its entirety.

Senator Dan Sullivan on the Homer Spit Friday, April 21st 2017Credit Carolyn NortonEdit | Remove

Alaska Division of Forestry Area Forester Hans Rinke hosted a presentation/Q&A on Wednesday, April 19th at The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. He gave an update on the spruce aphid infestation first reported in Homer in 2015. Rinke says no live spruce aphids were found during their most recent sampling.

Seldovia's Ocean Film Fest Centers On Acidification

Apr 20, 2017

  Earth Day means the annual Alaska Ocean Film Festival is back in Seldovia.

“Of course we live on the water and some of [our livelihoods] depend on the quality and health of our waters. We consume a good part of our diet from our waters. The majority of us are interested in conservation and keeping our oceans healthy for the next generations to come," said event organizer Tania Spurkland. "So, just as it is in Homer, we’re a perfect place to have an ocean film festival and keep ourselves informed about all the threats.”

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

Education will see significant reductions in funding if the Senate’s operating budget stands. Proposed cuts will affect districts around the state, including here on the Kenai Peninsula. 


Recall Debate Highlights Small Town Dynamics

Apr 18, 2017
City of Homer

Members of the public spoke both for and against the petitions to recall three Homer City Council members at the regular meeting Monday night. Much of it boiled down to rifts in small town politics. 


NPFMC Debates Best Use Of Electronic Monitoring

Apr 18, 2017
North Pacific Fishery Management Council

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is trying to figure out the best way to use video and camera technology for catch monitoring, and it’s on the brink of transitioning into a regulated program.

Members of the council spoke at ComFish at the end of March and elaborated on its efforts.

USGS

What caused more than 300 puffins to wash up dead in the Pribilof Islands this fall? Starvation. At least, that’s the consensus among most scientists, but one ecologist thinks there may be another culprit.


Assembly Votes Down Proposed Change To Invocation Policy

Apr 18, 2017
Kenai Peninsula Borough

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly voted down another proposed change to its invocation policy. The change was brought forward by Assembly Member Willy Dunne.

 

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