Alaskan airstrip closes due to lack of funds for repairs

08/20/2013 |

The Gelvin Airstrip, one of only two remote landing areas offering access to the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve in Alaska, has been permanently closed after extreme weather created dangerous conditions. Preserve employees would normally travel to the airstrip to perform basic maintenance to make it safe enough for pilots to land, but like other National Park Service facilities, they have been hit by federal budget cuts. "We're just doing the best we can with what we have, and right now we don't have a lot," said ranger Pat Sanders.

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