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Avalanche danger keeps road closed to Valdez

...officials said Tuesday.Two major avalanches and 10 or so smaller ones dumped snow Friday along 27 miles of the Richardson Highway, the only road access to the city at the end of the trans-Alaska pipeline.One avalanche blocked a river and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-28/avalanche-danger-keeps-road-closed-t
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Ski teams headed home after accident

...according to a district media release. The accident happened sometime before 11:45 a.m. Friday near Mile 55 of the Richardson Highway, said Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Beth Ipsen. Providence Valdez Medical Center confirmed that Kenai Central...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-11-1
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Alaska has lots to offer in wintertime

...the 135-mile, unmaintained highway between Cantwell and Paxson. One group heads in from the Paxson end on the Richardson Highway and one group heads in from the Cantwell end off the Parks Highway. You meet in the middle, camp out for a night...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-11-28/alaska-has-lots-to-offer-in-wint
Outdoors
To keep public informed, details are needed

...rather than a more formal release of information.In January, when a charter bus full of students crashed on the Richardson Highway, district staff posted on two different Facebook pages rather than taking the time to aggregate the information...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-03-08/to-keep-public-informed-details-a
Opinion
Valdez hospital staff glad to have been of service

...afternoon of Friday, Jan. 10, Providence Valdez Medical Center was notified of a bus accident at Mile 55 of the Richardson Highway. The school bus was carrying high school ski-team students and coaches from Kenai and Soldotna. As the staff...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-02-18/valdez-hospital-staff-gla
Letters
Drainage of lake formed by avalanche slows

...pass, the Alaska Department of Transportation said. Avalanches Friday dumped hundreds of tons of snow onto the Richardson Highway, the only road access into Valdez. The city remained accessible only by air and sea, and its 4,100 residents...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-29/drainage-of-lake-formed-by-avalanche
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Avalanches cut off Valdez

...snow slide about 12 miles outside Valdez on the Richardson Highway cannot be cleared until water behind the snow drains...William Sound 105 miles east of Anchorage. The Richardson Highway goes through the Chugach Mountains at the 2,800-foot-high...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-27/avalanches-cut-off-valdez
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KPBSD students, bus driver, injured in Richardson Highway accident

...semi-truck towing a trailer. The accident happened sometime before 11:45 a.m. Friday near mile 55 of the Richardson Highway, said Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Beth Ipsen. Providence Valdez Medical Center confirmed that Kenai Central...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-10/kpbsd-students-bus-driver-injured-in
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UAF student has double life as pro snowboarder

...well-known for its slopes, he's taken advantage of the prime back-country snowboarding that exists down the Richardson Highway at Thompson Pass. "Knowing that Valdez was close - that I could drive there in an evening and be in some of the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-11-19/uaf-student-has-double-life-as-pro-s
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On the sourdough express: Reporter adjusting to light, emerging history after whirlwind trip to Alaska

...California you wouldn't be able to say who built what highway, here coming across two or three people who built the Richardson Highway or the Sterling Highway isn't unusual. In California the term homesteader is something you learn in U.S. history...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/071507/oped_3095.shtml

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