ANCHORAGE-Ed Herndon, CEO of Chugach Alaska Corporation submitted his resignation today as he stepped down from one of the largest Native corporations in the state. The company stated that he had resigned to pursue other career opportunities. No other details were given for his departure.
FAIRBANKS-Doyon, the for-profit corporation for Alaska Natives in the interior Alaska region, is the state's largest private land-owner with 12.5 million acres. The corporation serves 18,000 shareholders in Alaska. Doyon is in the top ten Alaskan owned businesses, and owns more than a dozen businesses in the state and across the nation.
ALASKA-Two small planes collided mid-air over Lake Clark Pass at 2,300 feet on Sunday afternoon, but were able to land safely in Anchorage after the incident. Neither pilot saw the other until the impact was imminent. No one was injured in the accident.
CHICKALOON-Procedural errors have stalled the development of the Jonesville coal mine near Chickaloon. The Department of Natural Resources had issued a permit allowing operations to begin at the Jonesville coal mine but has since withdrawn the permit.