Spring Snowstorm Buries Ashland, Cancels School
Many people across the Northland are digging out once again, but some areas had it worse than others. Eyewitness News went out to Ashland where there was more than a foot of snow in some parts of town.
We found Richard Starosta snowblowing Thursday. He doesn’t stop at his sidewalk; he clears the way for his neighbors.
“It’s something I’ve done for years,” Starosta said. “I got the snowblower and they don’t have one.”
It’s hard work when you’re clearing off half a block that’s a foot high.
“The snow is wet and heavy,” Starosta said. “That makes it hard to do.”
Some work outside beats the alternative for some. School was canceled for Ashland Schools.
“I got to sleep in,” high school student Hunter Weber said.
We also found some kids making snow angels and building snowballs.
While not everyone is as excited about the white stuff, others have just learned to call it home.
“I like it here,” Starosta said. “I really do.”
Plane crashes near Bethel, Alaska
Around 5:15 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Bethel were notified the plane was overdue in the vicinity of Three Step Mountain. Within the hour, the wreckage of the plane was seen near a fishing weir, burning. The two pilots were on a training mission.
The Alaska Army Guard in Bethel dispatched a Blackhawk helicopter with local fire personnel and Alaska State Troopers. Troopers observed a large debris field and charred willows around the crash site. The two pilots were found dead in the crash.
“When you have a family as close as ours at Hageland Aviation, you hope you never receive this sort of news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of Greggory and Derrick as well as all those who have had a chance to work with them,” said Hageland Aviation President Jim Hickerson.
Cedars was Hageland’s lead aviation pilot and is survived by his wife and two children. McGee is survived by his wife.
The National Transportation Advisory Board has been on the scene investigating the cause of the crash.
Four people died in another Hageland Aviation Cessna 208 near St. Mary’s in November. Soon after, Era changed its name to Ravn, though officials deny that the crash had anything to do with the change.
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