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The Village is a Daily News blog about life and politics in rural Alaska. Its main author is ADN reporter Kyle Hopkins. Come here for breaking news on village issues, plus interviews, videos and photos. But that's just part of the story. We want to feature your pictures, videos and stories, too. Think of The Village as your bulletin board. E-mail us anything you’d like to share with the rest of Alaska -- your letters to the editor, the photos of your latest hunt or video of your latest potlatch. (We love video.)

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Alaska's tallest structure falls in Port Clarence

This 1,350-foot LORAN tower was the tallest structure in Alaska until Coast Guard civil engineers and Controlled Demolition Inc. brought it down at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Port Clarence, the Coast Guard says.

"The condition of the tower was deteriorating and with no funding for repairs the tower was at ever-increasing risk of an uncontrolled collapse," the Coast Guard writes. "Alaska Public TeleCommunications' tower in Knik, 30 miles north of Anchorage, will become the state's tallest structure at 808 feet."

Port Clarence is west of Teller on the Seward Peninsula.

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