The Louisiana Purchase, formalized by a flag ceremony on March 10th 1804, was the procurement by the United States from France of 530 million acres covering land the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. Gavin and Wyatt have reviewed the Louisiana Purchase Map and realize their home yard frontier fence will need to be expanded out. You are invited to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase and join John as he plays music from the Cajun Bayou on Crosscurrents, 3/10 at 8 a.m.
- The state has asked the new presidential administration for a waiver to pay more than 80 percent of reinsurance costs.
- The state’s only professional sports franchise, the Alaska Aces, will fold after this season. The decision was announced Thursday, Feb. 23.
- Bans on plastic grocery bags have been cropping up across Alaska’s remote communities. Cordova’s ban went into effect last year. But so far, the larger cities in the state have yet to adopt one.
- Things are not looking good for Haines’ Alaska State Trooper post. Trooper Director Col. James Cockrell intends to reassign Haines’ one trooper position to Bethel. The decision isn’t final yet, but the community conversation about how to handle the loss continued at a Public Safety Commission meeting this week.