Governor Parnell’s proposed capital budget includes no money for major Southeast hydro projects. The budget includes several million dollars for Sitka infrastructure, but more for transportation projects elsewhere. City officials disappointed the budget includes no funding to finish Sitka’s Blue Lake dam. Next year’s king salmon return in the Stikine expected to improve, but not enough for a commercial fishery.
Fri Dec 12, 2013
Sitka’s last chance to avoid another electric rate hike is in the hands of the Alaska House of Representatives this weekend. The city wants access to a low-cost loan to finance the final portion of the Blue Lake hydroelectric project. But first it needs the approval of the state legislature. more
With an oversupply of natural gas in the country, Alaska is exploring the construction of a relatively small, low-pressure gasline within the state’s borders -- while still holding out hope for a much larger project should prices improve. Dan Fauske is the president of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation -- or AGDC. He spoke to Sitka’s Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday about when and where Alaskans may see gas. more