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...Inlet. Several agencies responded to an area in southeastern Cook Inlet after getting...another vessel, Thor's Hammer, is in the area working to contain and clean up the fuel...miles per hour and 1-foot seas in the area. Staff Report

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-23
News
Alaska wildfire responders keeping an eye on dry conditions

...average of 1,875 square miles of forest has burned annually in Alaska. Many of the largest fires started by lighting in remote areas. The state so far has recorded 27 wildfires, including nine still active, but they've covered only 5.3 square miles...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-21-1
News
Anatomy of the worst fire year

...destroying your eyes. Visibility dropped to less than one quarter mile. Some people wore surgical masks. Others looked for areas on Alaska's road system where they could escape for a smokeless weekend, with no luck. It was hot, but could have been...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-21/anatomy-of-the-worst-fire-year
Outdoors
Outcome of Common Core compromise appears murky

...Common Core. Testing contracts for future years would be put in place after the standards review process.Chief among the gray areas, the compromise doesn't dictate that Common Core must be replaced. The standards review process could come up with only...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-21/outcome-of-common-core-compromise
Opinion
Jeepsteers

...Alaska." The event consisted of "Jeepsters" or participants joining in a poker run to pre-designated locations around the area: Stanley Jeep, Peninsula Powder Coat, Northwest Custom and Six States who created obstacle courses for the 4X4's to conquer...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2015-05-22/jeepsteers
Dispatch
Keep it safe on Memorial Day weekend

...the rivers and it's time for us to get under way with summer on the Kenai Peninsula.Before you leap off the sofa and on the area's roads, trails, beaches and waterways, we'd ask you take a moment and make sure you've taken the appropriate safety...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-21/keep-it-safe-on-memorial-day-week
Opinion
Nikiski grads leave with ample Bulldog pride

...Surrounded by friends and family in the school's commons area post-commencement, Jensen said he was thankful he had the...people help others to be noticed." Standing in the commons area, Max Handley said he was ready to move on but will miss his...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-21/nikiski-grads-leave-as-bulldogs
News
Firefighters battle 61-acre blaze near Hope

...high fire danger on the Kenai Peninsula. Near Hope, the terrain is mostly alpine valley, hemlock and spruce trees. While the area is typically wetter, Alexandrou said, it has been dry enough to sustain the fire. "We haven't had a winter to speak of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-22/firefighters-battle-61-acre-blaze-ne
News
Forestry douses hot spot left over from Funny River wildfire

...if it's in a remote area," Kent said. Firefighters...interested in monitoring areas along the parameter of...much attention in those areas. The eastern edge of...called a "limited response area." As the people recreate in the burned areas, they should watch for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-18/forestry-douses-hotspot-left-over-fr
News
Gov. Bill Walker veto means layoff notices could loom

...priority for anticipated available revenues to areas such as public safety and health. The...obligations, Walker said, while other areas would see deep cuts.The worst-case...but which also includes more funding in areas the administration believed were cut too...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-18/gov-bill-walker-veto-means-layoff-no
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