WLNGLVFD Wildfire Update – Aug. 30, 6:45am

From Chief Andy Palaniak: We had a very busy night last evening.  BC Wildfire (BCWS) had done an incredible amount of work securing fire guards along the north flank of the Elephant Hill fire in order to protect the Watch Lake/North … Continue reading

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Are We Really Encountering Climate Change?

According to BusinessWeek magazine, the wind crossing Cook’s Inlet in Southwest Alaska still feels pretty cold in the month of March, but lately it’s not cold enough.  For the past half-century, the daily minimum temperature in Homer, Alaska averaged minus … Continue reading

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Who Pays for the Fire Department?

(previously printed in the 100 Mile Free Press) Not all fire departments are created equal.  For most property owners the cost of maintaining their fire dept. is a part of their property taxes, and they can take it for granted that their … Continue reading

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Fire Dept. Gifts Fire Truck to Psalm 23 Transition Society

The Psalm 23 Transition Society has been given an extraordinary gift – a mid-1980’s fire truck in great condition – by the Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. on Sept. 22.  The fire dept. president Roy Allan says the … Continue reading

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Avoiding those pesky little mosquitoes

What to do about…. BUGS   We’ve been on this problem for centuries, but we might finally be getting somewhere. Unlike bears,, cliff faces, and protein bars, there isn’t really a pro and con camp on mosquitoes; everyone just hates … Continue reading

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