Anchor Point

An Anchor Point man was killed in a one-vehicle accident on the Seward Highway near Moose Pass Wednesday afternoon.

At about a quarter of three, 46-year-old Marc Roderick was driving his 2007 Kenworth northbound on the highway near mile 34, pulling a trailer with an excavator on it.

The Alaska State Troopers report that the Kenworth left the roadway and struck the rock wall, causing the heavy equipment on the trailer to lurch forward, crushing the cab of the truck.

Roderick was pronounced dead on the scene. Next of kin have been notified.

  At last night's Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting, many people stood up to speak out against proposed school funding cuts from the state, and asked that the borough provide some relief.

Here is an excerpt Anchor Point residents worried about the loss of the community's Chapman School.

Warmer temperatures and precipitation on the southern Kenai Peninsula have pushed the Anchor River above bankfull.

A small ice jam is causing minor flooding on the river near Anchor Point, though it may improve once temperatures drop and precipitation ceases.

Low lying areas such as the campground may be affected by conditions about a foot above bankfull.

Lows near the Anchor River are forecast to be in the teens overnight.