A detailed account of Henry T. Allen’s exploration can be read here.
On Thursday morning AST released the names of the pilot and passenger who died in the crash of a Cessna 185 outside of Chitina near the Wrangell-St.Elias National Park following positive ID by the State Medical Examiner’s office in Anchorage. Identified were 45-year-old Christopher Maize, of Glennallen/Anchorage, the pilot, and passenger 36-year-old Andrew Broders of […]
Alaska State Troopers say that after exhaustive efforts they have called off the search for Ian Michael Lutz, who disappeared around the first of the month in Chitina near the Chitina Village Apartments. AST utilized drone imagery, K9 search teams from MATSAR and Helo 3 to search for Lutz who was reported missing after his […]
The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center was notified at 11:41 that a Cessna 185 crashed 13 miles northeast of Chitna when the aircraft’s Emergency Locator Transmitter was set of, troopers report. The RCC immediately responded to the remote location and located the crash site along a wooded slope but would find no survivors. Alaska State Troopers […]
For the first time since the Wrangell-St Elias National Park’s creation, a hunter has been mauled in a fatal grizzly bear attack the National Park revealed on Tuesday. The hunter, whose identity as yet has not been revealed, was on a 10-day moose hunt near the Chisana River drainage with a friend when the […]
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — An Alaska Army National Guard Soldier died Saturday morning around 2 a.m. when he was swept away by the water current while fishing in Copper River. Sgt. 1st Class Russell Anthony Hepler, 35, was dip-netting with his wife, Shandra Hepler, in Copper River near O’Brien Creek, south of the […]
(FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – McCarthy Road is now open to public travel for the summer season and will be regularly maintained until October 1. Conditions on the unpaved, 60-mile road, which runs between the communities of Chitina and McCarthy, will remain fair to difficult throughout the summer season. Drivers can expect a 35 mile-per-hour speed […]
Glennallen-based Alaska State Troopers responded to a residence in Chitina at 6:54 pm on Monday after receiving a report of a stabbing incident. Troopers arrived at the scene and opened an investigation concerning a man being stabbed in the arm. During the investigation, 33-year-old Anchorage resident Craig Maines admitted to the investigating officers, that he indeed […]