Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, June 20, 2024

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Air Force Col. Mark Sletten, seen during a 2021 visit to Colony Glacier during ongoing recovery efforts for remains from a 1952 military cargo plane crash. Sletten is presumed dead in a June 18, 2024 civilian plane crash on Crescent Lake in the Kenai Peninsula. (From U.S. Air Force)

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Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

A high-ranking military officer was one of the two men killed in a Tuesday plane crash on the Kenai Peninsula. Plus, Angoon prepares to launch a hydro-electric project 40 years in the making. And, harvest projections are looking good for the chum fishery in Kotzebue Sound.

Reports tonight from:

Wesley Early and Chris Klint in Anchorage
Tim Ellis in Delta Junction
Brian Venua in Kodiak
Desiree Hagen in Kotzebue
Meredith Redick in Sitka

This episode of Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Wesley Early, with audio engineering from Chris Hyde and producing from Tim Rockey.

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Tim Rockey is the producer of Alaska News Nightly and covers education for Alaska Public Media. Reach him attrockey@alaskapublic.orgor 907-550-8487. Read more about Timhere

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