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Usibelli Mine Celebrates 75 Years

Usibelli Coal Mine

Usibelli Coal Mine is turning 75. The operation in Healy started by Emil Usibelli in 1943, and run by his son, and now grandson, is Alaska’s only operating coal mine. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993. He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing.