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Susitna Dam opponents look for next steps

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

In last week’s advisory ballot, voters told the Talkeetna Community Council they oppose the construction of the Susitna-Watana dam by a vote of 109 to 19. Now the question remains, ‘so what happens next?’

Opponents of constructing the dam on the Susitna have scored a small victory, but they still face challenges in a decision process that is being fast-tracked by state and federal agencies. (more…)

Morning Newscast – Monday October 10th, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

KTNA’s morning news, weather forecast, Denali echoes, and announcements for October 10th. Host is Trisha Costello. Susitna-Watana Dam Vote (Ellen Lockyer / APRN)

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Susitna Dam meeting in Talkeetna attracts agencies and residents

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The residents of Talkeetna, Chase, Susitna and Trapper Creek might be the only ones in the state who have a chance to sit one and one with the Federal Regulatory Commission, Alaska Energy Authority and other engineers to discuss the future of the Susitna Dam.  Over 50 residents packed into downtown Talkeetna Monday afternoon to ask questions about the upcoming licensing process for the proposed Susitna Dam and were the first to hear about the licensing process and future studies.  Sue Deyoe was at the meeting and filed this report…

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A team of 8 individuals from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Alaska Energy Authority fielded questions for 2 and a half hours in front of a crowded community arts center in downtown Talkeetna. (more…)

Parnell gives update on Susitna Dam project

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Governor Sean Parnell held a press conference on Monday to give an update on the progress of the Susitna Dam project that is headed to the FERC licensing process.

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Listen to the entire press conference and questions (about 27 minutes; question period is poorer audio)

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Parnell signs Susitna Hydro bill

Friday, July 15, 2011

Governor Sean Parnell signed Senate Bill 42 into law today (thurs).  The bill is legislation that makes it possible for the Susitna Dam hydro electric project to move forward.

Parnell believes the dam project will provide a much needed supply of renewable evergy for homes and businesses.  He says it’s the key to meeting the targe of 50 percent of electricity generation through renewable energy by 2025.

SB 42 passed thru the legislature unanimously in April after spending a couple of months in committee debate.  It was one of very few bills that passed this legislative session.

The Susitna Dam committee of the Talkeetna Community council hopes to start public meetings in September with the Alaska Energy Authority on the questions concerning the hydro project.

Susitna Dam sub-committee meets

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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…)

Legislature adjourns with $3.2 billion budget

Monday, May 16, 2011

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…)

Talkeetna council mulls over CIP list and other projects

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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…)

Morning Newscast – Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

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.

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