The Susitna Dam committee of the Talkeetna Community Council made some headway this week in a meeting with Representative Mark Neuman’s Chief of Staff. Rex Shattuck showed up unexpectedly at the committee meeting and spent two hours with the committee discussing issues and concerns surrounding the proposed project. (more…)
The Alaska Legislature finally adjourned late Saturday evening. Governor Sean Parnell received a capital budget for 2012 that totals $3.2 Billion.
This year’s regular 90-day session was immediately followed by a 27- day special session that involved a number of disputes about energy projects and coastal zone management. In the end, the Coastal Zone Management plan was not reauthorized. (more…)
The Capital Improvement Projects list was high on the Talkeetna Community Council agenda Monday evening. A good portion of the meeting was spent discussing several potentially large projects in downtown Talkeetna as well as discussion centering around the upcoming meetings on the Talkeetna Lakes Park trails and the Riverfront and Village park area. (May 11th and 12th at the Talkeetna Elementary school) (more…)
KTNA’s morning news, weather forecast, Denali echos, announcements for April 21st. Host is Sue Deyoe. Headlines – Chinook crews to deploy; Wasilla man recently arraigned for DUI dies on Parks Highway. 16 min.
Yesterday , the Senate Finance Committee spent a short 3 minutes in session before approving and forwarding the Susitna Hydro electric project bill to the Senate floor. The Senate version of the bill passed unanimously.
The House unanimously passed the bill today. The bill now goes to the Governor for his signature.
The Trapper Creek Community Council has a slate of candidates for their upcoming election April 27th and 28th and have scheduled a potluck dinner for the community to meet and talk to the candidates. (more…)
Lawmakers only 4 days left to pass any legislation, including the capital budget.
House Bill 103, the bill that deals with giving AEA authority to proceed with the study of the Susitna Hydro project passed out of the House Finance committee Tuesday. (more…)
The Mat Su Borough Assembly did a complete reversal on a resolution Tuesday evening dealing with the Susitna Dam.
At the March 15th meeting, a resolution was introduced by Ron Arvin that would whole heartedly supported the Susitna Dam. The resolution was unanimously tabled indefinitely after very little discussion. (more…)
The Talkeetna Community Council is busy writing letters this week. The Council board of directors, after hearing from meeting attendees Monday evening, voted to send a letter to legislators and the governor concerning the Susitna Dam and the bills currently under consideration in Juneau. (more…)