Public hearings will be held next week on a proposal to build an 800 kilowatt hydro-electric plant on what are now wilderness lands in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The Falls Creek dam, penstock and powerhouse would be located along the Kahtaheena River about five miles northeast of Gustavus. As Anne Sutton reports, the project would supply hydro-power to a community that now depends on fossil fuel.
- While much of the recent focus has been on the opioid crisis, a report found that alcohol use causes more economic damage.
- Eight Arctic nations, six circumpolar indigenous groups, and over 30 representatives from other countries and organizations participate in the intergovernmental forum.
- A tsunami warning drill takes place once a year, and one village in Southeast has not forgotten the importance of being ready when disaster strikes.
- Nome turns into a bit of a carnival when the Iditarod winner mushes into town. For nearly a week, racers continue arriving before the banquet that officially concludes each year’s Iditarod.