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Tony Gorman, KCHU - Valdez

Tony Gorman is a reporter at KCHU in Valdez.

Historic Alaska Roadhouse Destroyed In Blaze

Historic Alaska Roadhouse Destroyed In Blaze

One of Alaska’s historic roadhouses was destroyed by fire over the weekend. Glenn-Rich Fire and Rescue responded to the blaze at the Copper Center Lodge early Sunday morning. Firefighters were unable to save the 116-year-old roadhouse.

May 21, 2012

Portion Of Copper River Highway Expected To Be Closed For Several Years

A portion of the Copper River Highway is expected to be closed for several more years. The Alaska Department of Transportation announced Wednesday, that one of the highway’s 11 bridges will remain closed until it’s replaced.

March 29, 2012

Former Exxon Valdez Sold For Scrap

The former Exxon Valdez is heading to the scrap heap. As the 23rd anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill approaches, the tanker that ran aground in Prince William Sound and spilled millions of gallons of oil will be scrapped in Asia. The oil spill wasn’t the Exxon Valdez’s last incident and this isn’t the first time the tanker has changed hands.

March 20, 2012

Prince William Sound Residents Get Help In Financial Recovery From Storm

Home and business owners in Prince William Sound are getting an opportunity to financially recover from this year’s winter storm. The U.S. Small Business Administration opened Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Valdez and Cordova, Wednesday, to offer low-interest federal disaster loans to those affected.

March 14, 2012

Prince William Sound Community College Seeking New President

Alaska’s only accredited community college is looking for a new president. The University of Alaska-Anchorage dismissed Doug Desorcie Monday after seven years on the job.

March 6, 2012

Valdez Holds Off On Declaring Emergency

The city of Valdez is holding off on declaring a state of emergency. The city council determined that it will instead look at other resources to address its snow removal needs.

January 12, 2012

Snow Removal Equipment In Short Supply In Valdez

In Valdez, they hope to have enough snow cleared off the roofs to resume school next week. City Manager John Hosie says not only is manpower for shoveling off the roofs in short supply, but so is the proper equipment to do it with.

January 12, 2012

Weather Closes Valdez, Cordova Schools

Extreme weather is closing schools in Prince William Sound. The Valdez city school district announced Monday the closure of Hermon Hutchens Elementary School for the remainder of the week due to heavy snow on the roof.

January 10, 2012

Cordova Braces For Another Storm

The weather in Cordova is better today, and locals are taking advantage of it. With the Alaska National Guard on hand, residents are working hard to shovel snow from most of the town’s public buildings.

January 9, 2012

National Guard Works To Dig Out Cordova

No school today in Cordova as National Guard troops continue digging out the town from a massive snowfall that prompted a disaster declaration over the weekend.

January 9, 2012

Glenallen Couple Gets Prison Time for Buying, Selling Illegal Animal Parts, Guns

A Glenallen couple was sentenced to prison Tuesday after admitting to illegally buying and selling animal parts and guns.

November 30, 2011

Cordova Teacher Named 2012 Alaska Teacher of the Year

A Cordova math and science teacher has been named the 2012 Alaska teacher of the year. Cara Heitz has been teaching at Cordova Junior and Senior High School for the past six years. Heitz was headed down a different career path before entering the education field.

November 9, 2011

Woman, Two Children Die in Car Accident Near Long Lake

Alaska State Troopers have confirmed that a woman and her two children died when a car ran off the Glenn Highway north of Palmer and ended up in a pond next to Long Lake.

November 4, 2011

Pipeline Bowl Cultivates Football Rivalry

High school football rivalries traditionally feature teams across town from each other. But in a state as big and sparsely populated as Alaska, some unusual rivalries are bound to pop up.

October 20, 2011

AK: Cordova Fungus Festival

The Mushrooms we love to eat are usually found in the produce section of the grocery store. But that approach is too easy for a group of mushroom lovers who gathered in Cordova earlier this month.

September 16, 2011
Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Troopers.

Crews Recover One Body from Cordova Plane Crash

The body of an Oklahoma man missing from a plane crash, last week, has been found. The man was a passenger in the aircraft when it went down 90 miles southeast of Cordova.

August 23, 2011

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.

August 17, 2011

‘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.

August 2, 2011

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.

July 25, 2011

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.

June 22, 2011