Funny River

Local News
5:07 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

5/30/14 KNBA News - Light rain slows the spread of the 300 square-mile Funny River wildfire

The Funny River wildfire is now 46% contained, meaning fire breaks that flames likely cannot cross surround nearly half the fire.

Alaska Congressman Don Young amended the Maguson-Stevens Act as it moved through the U.S. Natural Resources Committee,to allow subsistence fishermen a voice on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council.

The board of directors of the regional Native corporation Sealaska named Anthony Mallott as president and CEO. He's the son of former CEO and long-time board member Byron Mallott, who's running for Governor.

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Local News
8:04 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

5/29/14 KNBA News - Gov. Sean Parnell signs a $12.8 billion budget for next year

Next year's operating and capital budgets total $12.8 billion, $400,000 less than this years, but still with a $1.4 billion dollar deficit.

A member of Fairbanks team that's been in control of the Funny River firefighting efforts describes some challenges and successes.

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Local News
8:04 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

5/29/14 KNBA News - Gov. Sean Parnell signs a $12.8 billion budget for next year

Next year's operating and capital budgets total $12.8 billion, $400,000 less than this years, but still with a $1.4 billion dollar deficit.

A member of Fairbanks team that's been in control of the Funny River firefighting efforts describes some challenges and successes.

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Local News
6:50 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

5/28/14 KNBA News - Rain should slow the Funny River fire, now at 182,000 acres

Residents of the Funny River road area who had been evacuated were able to move back home Tuesday, but remain on evacuation alert in case they need to leave again. Rain is dampening fuel sources for the massive fire.

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Local News
9:00 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

5/27/14 KNBA News - Rain is the best hope for halting the spread of the Funny River wildfire

The Funny River wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula has grown to 156,000 acres, or almost 246 square miles. Some 500 residents were evacuated Sunday from the Funny River community and Skilak Lake Campgrounds, which remain closed. An evacuation alert for Kasilof has been lifted. Some 600 firefighters are working to extend fire lines on the northern and western sides of the wildfire to stop its spread toward Soldotna and Sterling. Fire officials say the fire started with a campfire that wasn't put out, then was fed by high winds and dry conditions.

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