The 5th of May 1862, commemorates the young Mexican militia victory over the imposing French army at the Battle of Puebla which fostered sense of national pride against European imperialism. Gavin and Wyatt look to a Mexican flag to unite in herding duties while John looks to his Spanish dictionary to help in selecting alternative-rock songs from south of the border. We invite you to join a Cinco De Mayo commemoration on Crosscurrents, 5/5 at 8 a.m.
- A new weather station installed on Mt. Ripinsky last month is now relaying data on weather conditions that could help hikers, climbers and skiers prepare for bad weather -- especially avalanches.
- Kids attending the Homer Folk School learn everything from making apple juice to building kayaks.
- Bethel has made more than a quarter of a million dollars from its 12 percent sales tax on alcohol since legal alcohol sales began in April.
- A National Weather Service meteorologist says warm ocean temperatures and less sea ice suggest this year's winter could be close to normal.