1. PUBLIC LANDS:
Ferry plan may have scuttled Izembek wilderness road
An Alaskan town's makeshift plan for starting a passenger ferry across an Aleutian bay may have inadvertently squashed a far more ambitious proposal for building a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.
2. PUBLIC LANDS:
'The scariest plane ride of your life'
If you live in King Cove, Alaska, your access to emergency medical care can depend on the weather. In the tiny Aleutian town at the tip of the southwest Alaskan peninsula, almost everyone has a horror story about a family member or friend who suffered a serious or traumatic injury that required near-heroic efforts to address because severe weather cut the town off from the rest of the world.