Refine Search

Planes: Fire & Rescue

Opens Friday, Jul 18, 2014 Synopsis: Adventure flies higher than ever before in this sequel that finds championship air-racer Dusty Crophopper (voice of Dane Cook) beginning an exciting new career fighting forest fires. In the wake of another successful racing season, Dusty returns home to Propwash Junction to resume his training. But a debilitating injury forces Rusty to consider a new career path. Before long Rusty is training with the Aerial Fire Fighters at Piston Peak Air Attack Base. Becoming a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) is no simple task for an injured plane, but with the guidance of seasoned fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris), fearless leader of the Piston Peak Air Attack team, Rusty is soon soaring through the clouds once again. Meanwhile, as Rusty gets up to speed, his presence in the unit catches the attention of Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), a cargo hauler-turned-water scooper capable of skimming lake water to combat raging fires. A major racing fan, Dipper can hardly contain her excitement at the prospect of working alongside Rusty, and meanwhile wise, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi) has never encountered a fire he couldn't conquer. In no time Rusty has made a whole host of new friends at Piston Peak, including hulking transport plane Cabbie (voice of Dale Dye), the brave grounded firefighters known as the Smokejumpers, the Secretary of the Interior (voice of Fred Willard), and Nick "Loop'n" Lopez (voice of Erik Estrada), a helicopter cop with an illustrious past. And though learning the secrets to dousing forest fires is sure to take time, Rusty is a fast learner, and eager to pitch in. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Dane Cook, Julie Bowen Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Kenai River, management groups, River Center praised by federal official

...Gilman River Center was Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science for the Department of the...are reconnecting with rivers and to promote that Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar picked one river from each state to...
John Mahorschich earns his golden running shoes at Kenai River Center?

...leadership of Mahorschich the Center has been recognized with national awards and recently was praised by Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne Castle during a visit to the Peninsula. After presenting the River Center with a national award she said...
Policy factors favor proposed land swap

SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR SALLY JEWELL offered some worrisome words last week after visiting King Cove and talking to the residents about their desire for...
Don Young pitches volcano monitoring

...It proposes to modernize and unify volcano monitoring systems and would appropriate $15 million a year to the Secretary of the Interior to fund the program. A national volcano watch and data center would also be opened. Tom Murray, the director...
Global warming to be discussed

...dynamic speaker with an impressive background," Yaeger said. Williams has served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Interior for Alaska, the Exxon Valdez Trustee Council and as Executive Director of the Alaska Conservation Foundation...
February 27: Anchorage Daily News on the Katie John case:

...priority on public lands. The state was expected to enact laws consistent with ANILCA. It did. In 1982, the Secretary of the Interior certified the state to manage subsistence hunting and fishing. All was well until 1989, when the Alaska Supreme...
We must do what's right to repair damage warming. On March 11, President Barack Obama signed into law an omnibus appropriation bill giving Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar 60 days to rescind the Bush rules with the stroke of a pen and restore the Endangered Species Act...
Web closure slows work for Interior employees

...tribes in Alaska, and all those systems are down too, said Cam Toohey, special assistant in Alaska to the Secretary of the Interior. No one knows when the Web sites will come back up. ''It's been frustrating,'' said John Quinley, a...
Snowmachine use essential in the Refuge

...reasonable regulation. Furthermore, the prohibition shall not require demonstration of pre-existing use and the Secretary of the Interior shall limit any exclusion to the smallest area practicable or the shortest period of time, or both. Many Kenai...


  • 150 Trading Bay Rd, Kenai, AK 99611
  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback