The Funny River Fire has now consumed nearly 50,000 acres. By Thursday morning, a command center had been established at Skyview High School, and crews were again focusing their efforts on keeping the fire away from residential areas.
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The Soldotna fire is located near Funny River Road about three miles south of Soldotna airport. As of 10 a.m. this morning, Forestry Spokesperson Andy Alexandrou says the fire has burned 3,000 acres.
A pair of large wildfires have blazed through hundreds of acres in Soldotna and Tyonek. As of 10 p.m. tonight, a fire located near Funny River Road near Soldotna had burned more than 900 acres.
The issue over whether or not to build a 160-foot microwave tower on the Homer bluff will live on for a while longer. In a decision issued last week, the Homer City Council is sending the matter back to the city Planning Commission.
Homer is known for its eclectic mix of eating establishments, some of which have changed hands and menus many times over the years. One popular café that is now offering its customers a taste of Louisiana home cooking.
A Nikiski teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student was the subject of a law enforcement manhunt Thursday afternoon. After the man threatened to commit suicide, two local schools were placed on lockdown.
Volunteers who help the City of Homer maintain the flower beds at the Baycrest Hill pullout were looking forward to seeing how a new batch of more than fifty peonies would do this summer. But a city worker found they had all been stolen.