A spokesperson with the Division of Forestry said that there are approximately 27 off-grid residences within a mile of the fire that were notified of current operations, but none were asked to evacuate.
Senate Bill 45 passed during the legislative session and would raise the minimum age in Alaska to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes from 19 to 21. Gov. Dunleavy has not indicated whether he will sign or veto the bill.
After pushback from the Mat-Su Borough School District over an $11 million cut to the educational operating budget, the Mat-Su Borough Assembly re-adopted a budget which reinstated funding to the district.
Superior Court Judge Thomas Matthews previously ruled a majority of members on the Alaska Redistricting Board appeared to have adopted a map that splits the Eagle River area into two Senate districts for political reasons.
Fish and Game said in a release that adult razor clam abundance surveys completed at Ninilchik and Clam Gulch beaches in April and May of this year were below the abundance threshold required to allow limited clamming on those beaches.