By Justin Jones, Editorial Assistant
Heads up for hunters heading to the Alaska
Peninsula this coming season! The Pavlof volcano, 60 miles northeast of Cold Bay, began erupting on Saturday, May 30 sending out a large ash cloud that warranted a red aviation alert. Anchorage-based PenAir issued an ongoing travel advisory on its website due to volcanic activity. PenAir/Alaska Airlines flights connecting Anchorage to Cold Bay and Dutch Harbor were canceled or delayed through Thursday, June 5.
As of this writing, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) website, http://www.avo.alaska.edu/
, has downgraded Pavlof's status from a red aviation alert to an orange alert after observations indicated "a pause in eruptive activity and greatly diminished ash emissions......