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Skilak Lake Loop Road reopened

...Denali boroughs, the Tanana Valley north of the Alaska Range and the Copper River Valley. The closure has not been lifted in Southwest Alaska or the Municipality of Anchorage. The burn ban is still in place for game management units 9, 17, 18, 19 and 21...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-28/firefighting-efforts-wind-down-on-ca
News
Area fires cool off, burn bans lifted

...Natural Resources, the ban is being lifted on "state, private and municipal lands." The closure has not been lifted in Southwest Alaska or the Municipality of Anchorage.Campfires, charcoal and other cooking fires are now allowed, said Division of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-30/area-fires-cool-off-burn-bans-lifted
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Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity

...front lines, to fight the fires burning near homes north and southwest of Anchorage.Rupp, a University of Alaska Fairbanks professor...burned 55 homes. A day later, flames kicked up 60 miles southwest of the state's largest city and went on to burn 10 buildings...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-24/wildfires-blister-alaska-with-increa
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Forecast has crews battling wildfires on high alert

...Fire grew from 1 square mile to 2.3 square miles near the community of Sterling on the Kenai Peninsula, about 60 miles southwest of Anchorage. It started Monday and destroyed six structures.On Tuesday, temperatures extending into the mid-80s, low...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-16/forecast-has-crews-battling-wildfire
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Fire crews battling 2 large tundra wildfires

...two large wildfires burning on mostly treeless tundra in the southwest part of the state.Weekend rain helped tamp down the lightning-caused...ecologist Lisa Saperstein.Tundra fires are more common in southwest Alaska, but rare in the far north, she said. In 2007...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-08/fire-crews-battling-2-large-tundra-w
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Judge hears motion to dismiss suit over proposed Pebble Mine

...would essentially block development of the massive gold-and-copper mine near the headwaters of a premier salmon fishery in southwest Alaska. As part of the litigation, Holland ordered in December that the EPA stop all work related to the process pending...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-28/judge-hears-motion-to-dismiss-suit-o
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Money won't fill our stomachs

...Unless there is a disruption in the food delivery to Alaska due to war. Or the continued decreasing water sources in the southwest disrupts food production there and the people in the Lower 48 demand first dibs. And then there is the ongoing problems with...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-10/money-wont-fill-our-stoma
Letters
Season preview: 2015 Oilers ready to play after tight offseason

...2013 graduate of Kenai Central High School, and Mitchel Daugherty, a 6-foot-6 right-handed sophomore pitcher from Southwest Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, Oregon, is a 2013 graduate of Soldotna High. Both players played on the 2012 Alaska...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-06-10/season-preview-2015-oilers-ready-t
Sports
Anatomy of the worst fire year

...end in July. August is usually a wet month in Interior Alaska, when a change in the jet stream shoves moisture from the southwest between the Alaska Range and Kuskokwim Mountains. That mechanism seemed broken in 2004. Fairbanks had its driest August...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-05-21/anatomy-of-the-worst-fire-year
Outdoors
Oilers Corner: Oilers sign up former Post 20 Twins pitcher

Former Post 20 Twins pitcher Mitch Daugherty (Sterling) from Southwest Oregon College has agreed to return for his second season with the Oilers. Other additions to the O's roster include catcher...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2015-04-16/oilers-corner-oilers-sign-up-forme
Sports

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