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.
- A coalition of groups called Fair Anchorage that is opposed to the measure plans to mount a public education campaign over the next several months.
- The Senate hasn’t passed the bill yet. Don Young hinted the Trump administration might not need new legislation to take action.
- On Wednesday, state Sen. David Wilson filed a letter of intent to run for lieutenant governor. Later the same day, he amended that filing, saying he is not running.
- Wreckage from the F/V Destination has been found off St. George Island. The boat and its six crew members were fishing for snow crab when they disappeared Feb. 11.