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.
- “So what we’re seeing here is a giant step — a beautiful step — backward in time, where we’re remembering that there is no us versus them. There’s only us, and we are the people, and the people are the police."
- Eaglecrest Ski Area is opening this year ahead of schedule.
- Alaska and British Columbia signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday expected to increase the state’s role in transboundary mine decisions.
- New rules could make it possible to develop more renewable energy in Alaska, by making it easier for independent projects to sell their power to the grid.