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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion
A firefighter from the state Division of Forestry works to soak the ground after a half-acre wildfire burned along Robin Avenue on Sunday May 24, 2015 in Funny River, Alaska.

Wildfire burns half-acre near Funny River Road

A ten-foot burn pile sparked a half-acre wildfire on Sunday after a man lost control of it near his Funny River home. Firefighters were called to the scene at about 1:30 p.m.

by Rashah McChesney

Fast response, wary public keeping Alaska wildfires down

ANCHORAGE - A rapid and aggressive response to the start of Alaska wildfire season has keep burned acreage to a minimum despite persistent hot and dry weather that has keep underbrush from turning green in much of the state.
Dan Joling

Mushroom hunters find tasty harvest on the Kenai Peninsula

The Central Kenai Peninsula is projected to yield a bountiful harvest of morel mushrooms this season. Mushroom hunters are already on the move, combing through the undergrowth and forest floor.
Kelly Sullivan

Connections principal leaves with 2015 graduating class

Connections Home School Program Principal Lee Young left the school along with the 2015 graduating class.
Kelly Sullivan

Fire consumes home near Soldotna

A Sunday morning fire destroyed a Sport Lake Road home.
Rashah McChesney
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