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Tony Gorman, KCHU - Valdez

Tony Gorman is a reporter at KCHU in Valdez.

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 - 5:22 pm

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 - 10:56 am

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 - 6:51 pm

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 - 5:29 pm

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 - 10:02 am

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 - 5:27 pm

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 - 6:07 pm

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 - 4:57 pm

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 - 5:13 pm

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 - 5:32 pm
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 - 5:22 pm

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 - 5:22 pm

‘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 - 6:05 pm

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 - 6:12 pm

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 - 7:04 pm
Hawkins Takes Command in USCG’s Valdez Marine Safety Office

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.

June 8, 2011 - 11:33 am

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.

June 3, 2011 - 7:28 pm

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.

June 2, 2011 - 2:11 am