Huskies Have an Earthquake Plan

May 23, 2017
Jennifer Booz

Earthquakes are a common occurrence for Alaskans. The echoing instructions of the tsunami warning system are familiar to coastal residents. But, how many of us are ready in the event of a natural disaster?

Thanks to their science class, four Homer Middle School students are better prepared. They invited KBBI's Carolyn Norton to their class presentation to share what they know with our listeners.

Cook Inlet Keeper

Hilcorp operation managers were in Kenai Friday to speak at an Alliance luncheon. Cook Inlet Offshore Operations Manager Stan Golis updated the pro-oil industry group on recent oil and gas leaks. 

Golis said repairs to a gas pipeline that supplies heat and power to two oil platforms should be complete. That leak was initially stopped in April, but the fix was only temporary. Golis said divers were set to finish installing a permanent clamp Friday morning.

Image Courtesy of the City of Homer

A decision in the Homer City Council recall case could come as soon as Monday, just a month before voters are scheduled to decide whether to oust council members Donna Aderhold, David Lewis and Catriona Reynolds.

Alaska State Representative Paul Seaton of Homer joined KBBI's Carolyn Norton
on Friday Morning, May 19th for a conversation about the legislature's special session.

Homer Farmers Market

Locally produced food and products were well represented on this week's Coffee Table.
Guests:
Homer Farmers Market Director and Kenai Peninsula Food Hub Coordinator Robbi Mixon, Susan Houlihan of Alpenglow Skin Care, and Jenny Medley from Blood, Sweat, and Food Farm.

Courtesy of Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association has been working to move a majority of its Tutka Bay Lagoon Hatchery operation into the head of Tutka bay for about four years. About 100 people crowded the Alaska Oceans and Islands Visitor Center Monday for a listening session. DNR and Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials got an earful, hearing nearly three hours of testimony from concerned and supportive residents.

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

Several fire departments from around the Kenai Peninsula and elsewhere in the state descended upon Homer over the weekend. Volunteers and paid firefighters from 14 departments participated in Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Board’s marine firefighting symposium. After two days of classroom training and small exercises, firefighters got their chance to put it all together and fight a fake boat fire.

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

The group leading a recall effort to oust three Homer City Council members held a rally Saturday in downtown homer. Heartbeat of Homer, the newly formed political action party, has also been granted standing in a lawsuit against the city.

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

Hospice of Homer has a new executive director after Darlene Hilderbrand retired last month. Hilderbrand started as the volunteer coordinator 18 years ago before becoming director.

Jessica Golden started working with Hilderbrand last month and took over the volunteer-based operation May 1. Golden has worked in the non-profit field since 2008 doing public relations work for Blood Bank of Alaska and most recently as the events manager for the American Lung Association’s Alaska branch.

Aaron Bolton, KBBI News

The Kachemak Bay College Campus held its graduation ceremony Wednesday. Family and friends gathered in Homer High School’s auditorium to watch 13 GEDs and 21 certificates awarded. Nineteen graduates also received associate, bachelor and master’s degrees.

Retiring Associate Professor of Mathematics Sara Reinert was set to address the graduating class, but was unable to attend. Campus Director Carol Swartz spoke to Reinert’s impact on campus.

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