Tony Gorman, KCHU - Valdez
Tony Gorman is a reporter at KCHU in Valdez.
Prince William Sound’s oldest newspaper isn’t going anywhere. The editor of the Cordova Times – Jennifer Gibbons – is buying the paper.
Calista is also shutting down the company that printed its papers. Chamai Printing inked its own papers and several others around the state.
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.
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.
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 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.