Tony Gorman, KCHU - Valdez
Man Safe After Plane Crash Near Valdez
The Alaska Air National Guard was able to locate and rescue a man who crashed his plane near Valdez overnight. Rescue crews arrived on scene to find the man okay.
‘Cordova Times’ Will Be Purchased By Its Editor
Prince William Sound’s oldest newspaper isn’t going anywhere. The editor of the Cordova Times - Jennifer Gibbons - is buying the paper.
Calista Shutting Down Chamai Newspaper Printing
Calista is also shutting down the company that printed its papers. Chamai Printing inked its own papers and several others around the state.
Whittier Weather Station Soon to be Automated
One of the longest-human operated weather stations in the state will switch to an automated system at the end of the month. Since World War II, someone has manned the Whittier weather station.
Hawkins Takes Command in USCG’s Valdez Marine Safety Office
The new Commander of the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Office in Valdez was part of the team that investigated the sinking of the Fishing Vessel Alaska Ranger.
Fairbanks Wildfire Still Rages
Forest fire teams continue to battle a wildfire 15 miles northwest of Fairbanks while bracing for additional blazes in the dry Alaska interior. The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center says the Hastings Fire has burned more than 5,800 acres between the Chatanika River and Washington Creek west of the Elliott Highway.
Crews Battle Fire in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Crews are also fighting a wildfire in Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park that has already scorched 800 to 1000 acres. The fire is located near the Gilahina trestle 20 miles west of McCarthy.