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A wall of dense smoke engulfed portions of the Kenai Peninsula Tuesday as a fire that started near the Funny River Horse Trail late Monday grew to consume more than 20,000 acres and stretch in a 10-mile line from Funny River Road to the shoreline of Tustumena Lake. Late Tuesday, the Alaska Interagen...

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:44pm

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire has spread to 7,000 acres and moved to the west and east along the shores of Tustumena Lake. Andy Alexandrou, public information officer for the Division of Forestry Kenai office said no structures have been threatened and no evacuation o...

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 3:02pm

As smoke from the fire burning south of Soldotna filled the sky Wednesday, smiles and laughter from students ready for summer brightened the halls, classrooms and playgrounds of area schools.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:23pm

The Pebble Limited Partnership took the Environmental Protection Agency to court May 21 and claimed the agency is illegally overstepping its bounds by attempting to block a mine before the permitting process begins. In a statement released in conjunction with Pebble’s complaint filed in U.S. Distr...

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:41am

The Soldotna High School class of 2014 had one more good-natured prank for their Principal Todd Syverson at their graduation ceremony at the Regional Sports Complex Wednesday. Salutatorian Makayla Wong said the first student to walk up and shake Mr.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:22pm

An ordinance that would have changed how the Kenai City Council and city administration handle the legislative process failed at Tuesday's meeting.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:22pm

It has been three days since the first report of a five acre wildfire on a horse trail off of Funny River Road. The blaze had consumed more than 44,000 acres as of Wednesday - more than doubling in size in the span of 24 hours.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:21pm

Firefighters have determined the 1,500-acre Tyonek fire had consumed, officials reported on Wednesday. The fire destroyed a cabin and two outbuildings, fire spokesman Pete Buist said.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:24pm

A discussion about high groundwater issues flooded the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday night. Public comment about non-agenda topics sparked a conversation about the affects of the October 2013 flooding on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:23pm

Salena Pena was not done with school just yet. Included in her graduation ceremony, was her final assignment for speech class. It was about a mystery plague that threatened the entire population, and the blood of one child was the cure.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:44pm


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