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  • The evacuation of Funny River Road has been lifted as of 9 a.m. Tuesday. The evacuation advisory for residents on Kenai Keys Road and Feuding Lane has also been lifted Tuesday morning, said Brenda Ahlberg with the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The Red Cross shelters set up at Redoubt Elementary School an...

    Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:13pm
  • With just a few minutes notice, families in Funny River were evacuated Sunday afternoon as firefighters fought to contain the 156,041 acre wildfire that lit several hot spots inside of a fire break between the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and more than 1,000 residents.As flames encroached, the rea...

    Mon, 05/26/2014 - 10:26am
  • Effective immediately and continuing until further notice, Alaska State Forester John “Chris” Maisch has prohibited all cooking, warming, signaling fires or any type of fire, on federal, state, private and municipal lands on the Kenai Peninsula Game Management Units 7 and 15. This includes the e...

    Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:57pm
  • In response to current extreme fire danger on the Kenai Peninsula, effective immediately and until further notice, all open fires are prohibited in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Peninsula State Parks and Chugach National Forest lands on the Kenai Peninsula. This includes any and all camp...

    Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:10pm
  • Firefighters have kept the wind-driven Tyonek fire on Cook Inlet’s west side away from the Beluga gas field and Chugach Electric Association’s Beluga power plant so far. The fire reached within two to three miles of gas and power facilities but as of Thursday afternoon, a firebreak built by fire...

    Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:45pm
  • High, dry winds from the southwest could increase activity on the Funny River Horse Trail fire Friday afternoon. In a press release this morning, the Alaska Interagency Incident Management Type 2 Team now calculates the size of the fire as about 67,000 acres, still within the Kenai National Wildlife...

    Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:43pm
  • Smoke affects all of southcentral Alaska; Funny River Trail fire grows to 67,000 acres  ...

    Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:21pm
  • What would make Homer healthier? That question was addressed by 39 health-care providers, agency representatives, teachers and concerned community members last Friday, but the focus of the meeting was much more specific. “The purpose (of the meeting) is to help identify the leading issue we as a c...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:10am
  • Homer Police last Saturday arrested an Anchorage man suspected of stealing liquor from Safeway and Save-U-More after he returned to Save-U-More and allegedly put his arm around a woman and tried to kiss her. Police charged William Helenberg, 38, with harassment and two counts of fourth-degree theft....

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:53am
  • Alaska State Troopers last week seized 1.15 ounces of heroin with an estimated street value of $19,000 in an arrest last week of an Anchor Point man and a Homer woman. Troopers also found $2,500 in cash, prescription drugs and paraphernalia relating to dealing after serving a search warrant on the w...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 9:53am

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