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Firefighters get heroic sendoff from thankful community

...Borough, Kenai Fire Departments and State Troopers who assisted with the evacuations. Andy Loranger Kenai National Wildlife Refuge manager said, "This incident management team is an outstanding group and the firefighters are so highly trained...
Wildfire now 46 percent contained, not caused by campfire

Updated at 11:22 a.m. Thursday The Funny River Horse Trail wildfire is up to 192,831 acres and 46 percent contained, according to the Alaska Interagency Incident Management Team. Investigators have determined while the Funny River Horse Trail wildfire is human caused, it didn't start from an abandoned campfire.
Funny River fire hits 192,000 acres, $6.1 million in costs

...needed to alter the overall fire activity. Managers said the fire could be burning into the summer as Kenai National Wildlife Refuge managers want the fire to continue burning as long as it doesn't threaten any structures. "According to our...
Kasilof residents concerned with fire's proximity

...request could be issued in the future, according to the update. Allen said after flying over the fire with Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Manager John Morton, he felt a lot better about the fire not getting a big head of steam with a lot of lakes...
KPC Earth Day celebration looks forward, back

...lights in the McLane Commons were dimmed, signaling the start of the presentation by Andy Loranger, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge manager.Following Loranger's brief history on the refuge and a virtual tour, he played the Academy Award...
Fall semester general registration open now

...Forum, Living Lightly on Earth and Re-Group will have booths set up at the event. Andy Loranger, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge manager, will be providing a brief presentation on the history of the Refuge, followed by a screening of the...
Rainfall helps to slow fire, some properties still threatened

...Funny River fire along its northeastern edge where there have been few efforts to mitigate its advance as Kenai National Wildlife Refuge managers hope for a burn that will revitalize the area's ecosystem. What few efforts there have been, however...
Homer senior reclaims Caring for the Kenai title

...Tesoro plant manager, Jade Gamble of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Assistant Kenai National Wildlife Refuge manager Steve Miller, Kenai Watershed Forum executive director Robert Ruffner and last year's 1st Place CFK...
State, Feds spar over brown bear closure on the refuge

...state, Lang said, was attempting to minimize negative human and bear interactions. Andy Loranger, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Manager, said Alaska is bear country and there are ways to mitigate the risk of negative human interaction with...
Fishing guides, others, feel effects of shutdown

...government. According to the email that Lamberson and other guides received Oct. 3 from Andy Loranger, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge manager, special use permits have been suspended due to a lapse in appropriations resulting from the government...


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