Portion of flight route from National Transportation Safety Board Report 3-0604

Aircraft N1812H


If you live in Alaska, especially rural Alaska, you fly a lot. Mostly, it’s safe. But sometimes it isn’t. There are plane crashes and sometimes fatalities. No aircraft crash in WC’s lifetime impacted Alaskans more than the crash of N1812H on October 16, 1972. There were four people on board that Cessna 310C charter flight:…

Aerial Photo, Umiat, Alaska c. 1963

Case Study: The Umiat Mess


Umiat is located in the foothills of the Brooks Range in Alaska, southwest of Prudhoe Bay, in what used to be called Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 4. From 1945 to 1954, the U.S. Navy constructed facilities at Umiat for oil and gas exploration purposes. Improvements included living quarters, mess hall, latrines, shops, powerhouse, office, storage, and…

Justin Schneider in court, photographer unknown

Message Received


WC’s analysis of the sentence imposed on sexual pervert Justin Schneider criticized both the District Attorney for under-charging the perp and the trial judge for approving the plea bargain. WC suggested that “a thoughtful voter will need to decide whether or not to vote to retain Judge Corey as a Superior Court Judge when he…