Two people were injured Monday night in the crash of a small plane flying between two Alaska Peninsula villages, Alaska State Troopers said.
Word that the plane had crashed somewhere between Pilot Point and Port Heiden reached troopers at about 3:30 p.m. Monday, according to an online dispatch.
"Preliminary investigation revealed the flight originated from Dillingham with two persons on board and was en route to Port Heiden," troopers wrote. "The aircraft had landed in Pilot Point due to inclement weather before departing Pilot Point bound again for Port Heiden, when it crashed."
In a meeting on Friday, UAA Faculty Senate voted “no confidence” in both current University of Alaska President, James Johnsen, as well as UA’s Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO), Karl Kowalski.
The faculty cite multiple reasons behind this decision in a release from the faculty senate, most notably high faculty turnover, low staff morale, and what it calls “critical errors in basic business decision-making and program management.”
This comes on the heels of the university improvement plan of Strategic Pathways (SP) failing to right the ship. In the statement released by the faculty, they say that though SP was advertised as a “collaborative process” with faculty’s input to be considered and encouraged, the major issues and concerns raised by faculty in has had “no apparent influence.”
Faculty alleges that turnover has more than doubled during President Johnsen’s time in office since 2015 ...
Alaskans can expect some of the lowest winter temperatures in years this week as a deep chill moves into Southcentral and the Interior, meteorologists with the National Weather Service said Sunday.
The lowest temperatures are expected starting midweek.
In the Anchorage area, temperatures are forecast to dip down to minus 12 to minus 25 across the city on Thursday morning before warming up at the start of the weekend. Some parts of East Anchorage could hit minus 30, according to meteorologist Jason Ahsenmacher with the Anchorage forecast office of the weather service.