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  • A single-car crash last week killed a Homer man. Alaska State Troopers said Bradley Dickey, 79, died of his injuries at the scene after his 1998 GMC Sierra truck left the road and hit a ditch about 4 p.m. June 17 near Mile 147 Sterling Highway near Stariski Creek....

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 8:45am
  • Sunday’s solstice officially marked the end of spring and beginning of summer. But for practical purposes, summer arrived early on the southern Kenai Peninsula, continuing the trend of record warm temperature anomalies. Average Homer temperatures ran about 5 degrees Fahrenheit above long-term norm...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 8:44am
  • More than a year ago, things looked bleak for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. The House Subcommittee on Fish and Game had cut annual funding. KBRR’s state partner, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, had told Homer’s community research program it would have to find another partner. All th...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 8:40am
  • Editor's note: This story has been changed to reflect that Shell is not moving 1,900 people to Alaska this summer. A massive red-hulled ship tied up at the Deep Water Dock last week. The 750-foot-long M/V Marika was an impressive sight as it dwarfed structures on the Spit. It staye...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 8:37am
  • The State Forester announced yesterday that all open fires are now banned in Southcentral Alaska, including the Kenai Peninsula, Municipality of Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Due to past and prevailing weather conditions which have caused extremely dry conditions for the Kenai Peninsula, ...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:39am
  • Homer Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robert L. Painter was approved by the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) Commission during the May 2015 review meeting to receive the Certified Emergency Manager credential. The CEM designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available from the I...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:15am
  • As the Card Street fire threatens more structures with each acre it expands, the Kenai Peninsula community has begun to rally around its own. Estimated as of Tuesday night to be 2,000 acres, the fire has caused evacuations to be ordered for areas from Card Street to the Kenai National Wildife Refuge...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:13am
  • Three Alaska Native subsistence users addressed an audience of national wildlife policy advisers last week about the risks of climate change to subsistence-based communities, what those communities are doing to adapt, and how their adaptations may be helped or hindered by state and federal governmen...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:38am
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    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:55am
  • Two confirmed fires in the Cooper Landing area are expanding and causing problems for residents and responders. The Juneau Lake fire, located east of Juneau Lake and north of Cooper Landing, has grown to 60 acres, said Mona Spargo, USDA Forest Service Public Information Officer for Chugach National ...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 8:51am

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