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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dozens of people have been evacuated from properties in the vicinity of the Card Street fire. Larissa Notter and her husband, Jason, left their home Monday evening with as much as they could pack into their cars and headed to a family member’s house indefinitely. KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver spoke with Notter, who says this isn’t the first time they’ve had to leave.
The Division of Forestry issued a burn suspension for the Kenai Peninsula Monday morning. The peninsula is near perfect fire starting conditions amid low humidity, high temperatures and severe dryness. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.