The state has granted Usibelli Coal Mine Inc. a long-sought permit renewal for the Wishbone Hill mine near Palmer. Still up in the air is a federal decision on the permit, not to mention a buyer for the eventual product. Zaz Hollander
Volunteers from the Engine 557 Restoration Company, an Alaska nonprofit corporation, are working on the "restoration to operation" of an Alaska Railroad S-160 class 2-8-0 steam locomotive built in 1944 and originally used by the U.S. Army during World War II. The Alaska Railroad Corp. plans to operate the locomotive on excursions to Portage during the summer.
A 19-year-old Wasilla resident described as suicidal and later discovered with a loaded semi-automatic rifle triggered a lockdown at Burchell High School in Wasilla on Monday afternoon, authorities say.Zaz Hollander