This week, 88 Energy announced they’ve started setting up a rig on the North Slope to drill a second well for Project Icewine. According to a recent 88 Energy presentation, the company thinks its leases may hold between 1.4 and 3.6 billion barrels of oil.
The totem pole is an icon of the Pacific Northwest. The carved art form showcases clan stories and family crests in museums around the world. After more than 30 years in the Anchorage Museum, a century-old pole from Southeast has made it back to Sitka, where curators are prepping a permanent home.
Ketchikan Museums is again without a department director. Lee Gray resigned last week, effective immediately, after about three months on the job. Anita Maxwell, the department’s senior curator of programs, is back as the interim director.
Highly-addictive opioids including fentanyl, morphine and oxycodone were stolen from the Haines SEARHC Clinic during a break-in late last week. The Haines Police Department has warned first responders about the increased potential for drug-related emergencies because of the incident.
Yakutat C-Bracket star Martin Sensmeier also shines off the court. Young fans have been asking to pose next to the sweet jump-shooting guard all week. Sensmeier had a major role as Red Harvest in the 2016 Hollywood remake of the classic “The Magnificent Seven.
Bartlett Regional Hospital could lose millions in federal reimbursements under the Republican bill coming up to vote in the House of Representatives. It would roll back subsidies for most people and push more health costs to the state of Alaska which has the highest health care costs in the nation.
House Bill 1 would give people the option to permanently vote by mail and allow for same day registration, among other things. It’s intended to help rural Alaska especially — which tends to vote blue — which could help Democrats in statewide races.
North Pole routinely violates federal air quality standards during the winter months. Jeanne Olson says a monitor on her property once registered a fine particulate level that was more than seven times the EPA threshold of 35 micrograms per cubic meter.