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The local office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has only received a handful of bear reports so far this spring. While reports number fewer than previous years, bears are out and going through people's trash.

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 10:48pm

A 5-acre wildfire near the village of Tyonek grew to 80 acres by 7:15 p.m. Monday. Just after 8:30 p.m., Sam Harrel, information officer with the Division of Forestry, said the retardant crews have been applying is working to slow the fire down.

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 10:48pm

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON - Bloodied and dazed after being slashed by the claws of a brown bear, a woman struggled to walk 2 miles along a curvy, hilly trail to find someone to help her.

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 10:47pm


Sun, 05/18/2014 - 9:50pm

Damage to the vandalized Les Anderson statue is so extensive it will need to be replaced. Soldotna Chamber of Commerce executive director Michelle Glaves originally believed the life-size wooden carving would need a fresh fish figure at the most.

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 9:50pm

Kenai resident Tom Potton would like to see safer conditions on Beaver Loop Road for his children's sake. The 3.

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 9:49pm

JUNEAU - A borough that sued the state over public school funding says municipalities are "coerced" into contributing to local districts, but Alaska compares it to other programs requiring local matches for state dollars.

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 9:49pm

KAKE - Timber, construction and commercial fisheries are down, the cannery closed decades ago, and the salmon hatchery here is closing next month.

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 9:49pm

Dagmar Mayer, a recent KPC graduate who walked in the college's May 8 commencement ceremony, recently shared her feelings about her college experience with KPC's advancement office. "I am graduating with my Master's Degree in Social Work.

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 5:55pm

Sitting beside her friend, in his power boat on the lower Kenai River near Eagle Rock at 5 a.m.

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 10:02pm


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