Kingfisher magazine was first published in May 1978 by the students of Alsea High School. In its debut issue (Volume 1 No. 1), student Duane Miller explained why the students chose to name the magazine after a bird that is a common sight around the Alsea area.
"Many of us fish like it does. It flies up and down the rivers hunting for food, floating above the land and water." Miller adds that the Kingfisher "depends on the ocean and rivers and mountains as we do."
Below is the complete Kingfisher archive—Volumes 1 through 28. All issues are in pdf () format.