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PacRim Coal is proposing a strip mining operation on the west side of Cook Inlet, in the Chuitna watershed. It proposes removing the water completely from a tributary of the Chuitna River, which is a salmon stream. On August 21st, there will be a public hearing in Anchorage about the reservation of water applications for the area near the proposed mine. The decision that follows could determine the possible future of the watershed. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Image Courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game

A brown bear attacked and killed a dog in the Diamond Ridge area near Homer early Thursday. The dog was reportedly chasing the bear off private property when the bear attacked.

Residents wait to hear Northern Edge Presentation at City Hall - Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

Representatives of the U.S. Navy and other branches of the military visited Homer Monday to discuss the Northern Edge Exercises to take place in the Gulf of Alaska. The exercises were scheduled to begin June 15th and will last through the 26th. This week’s information session at Homer’s Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center grew tense as attendees asked pointed questions about the impact of the exercises on sea life. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.

Cooper Landing Fires - Photo courtesy of Andy Alexandrou/Division of Forestry

Lighting strikes are thought to be the cause of two new fires that started yesterday near the Kenai Peninsula community of Cooper Landing. Both fires are at zero percent containment and power lines have been shut off near the larger fire. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Photo courtesy of KTVA

A wildfire burning on the central Kenai Peninsula is estimated to have consumed about 1,200 acres and destroyed six structures near the community of Sterling. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.

Protesters against Navy training in the Gulf of Alaska gather on the Homer Spit - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

The Homer City Council postponed its decision on whether or not to send a letter of concern to the U.S. Navy regarding its training activities planned for the Gulf of Alaska. KBBI's Shady Grove Oliver has the story.

Old Sterling Highway HEA Power Pole Fire - Photo by John Getty

Power was out for residents from Diamond Ridge to the Old Sterling Highway for about an hour on Monday afternoon. The incident, which took place on the Old Sterling, also caused a small fire. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver reports.

Wynn Nature Center Season Opening - Photo by Shady Grove Oliver/KBBI

The Wynn Nature Center opened for the summer season on Friday with a potluck, bringing together well-known Homerites and newcomers alike. Like many Alaskan employers, the center relies on seasonal workers for long summer hours. But, it also uses their varied backgrounds to bring something new and unique every year. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver has more.