Nick and Lita Oppegard (Photo by Graelyn Brashear/Alaska Public Media)

Eagle River couple plans vast African adventure in wooden plane

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A lot of people wouldn’t be all that excited about hopping in a WOODEN plane and flying thousands of miles, but in November, an Eagle River couple will do just that. They’ll be part of a vintage air rally, flying an antique plane from Crete to Capetown on a journey that will take more than a month. Alaska Public Media’s Graelyn Brashear met them to learn more about the adventure.
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Injured hiker rescued from Deer Mountain in Ketchikan

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An injured hiker was rescued Saturday afternoon on Deer Mountain, Ketchikan. Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad was alerted at about 12:30 pm Saturday that the hiker, identified as Robert U. Pace, 54, of Ketchikan, suffered a knee injury and was experiencing seizures, said Jerry Kiffer, member of the rescue squad.
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