Generators Going Again; Lights Back on In Ft. Yukon

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The lights are back on in Fort Yukon, including the Christmas trees, now that three of the village’s four electrical generators are functioning again. A couple of weeks ago, the holidays didn’t look so happy for the remote Yukon River community, when all but one of its generators broke down. But the community got through by cutting back and helping each other out. It all happened just as the utility was planning to build a new power plant that will reduce their dependence on diesel-fueled generators.