The state has given the OK to a plan by Linc Energy to explore for coal in the Tyonek area. Last month, Linc submitted an application to drill at least five exploratory wells in an area about seven miles from Tyonek, on the West side of Cook Inlet.
The Mat Su Health Services, a clinic in Wasilla, is one of more than two dozen health clinics in Alaska that will benefit from 5 point 3 million dollars in federal health funds.
The three masted tall ship Cuauhtemoc docked in Seward during a Monday morning downpour. The Mexican training ship was greeted by Seward city officials and by the Mexican consul in Alaska. It’ll will be open to the public for viewing through Thursday.
The Anchorage Port project is taking a new direction toward modernization and rehabilitation instead of expansion. Three design concepts for re-doing but not expanding the Port will be ready in early November.
Flood Advisory for Seward until 3 pm Saturday
Veterans from across the United States gathered in Anchorage last weekend to tour two of Alaska’s eight Nike Sites. The sites housed nuclear missiles in bunkers around Anchorage and Fairbanks during the Cold War.
The Anchorage Police Department responded to a bomb threat at the Nesbett Courthouse this afternoon. The courthouse was evacuated around 1 pm and the building was searched. They did not find anything. Police also evacuated Boney Courthouse and closed a few downtown streets as a precaution. The area was declared safe by 3 pm, though the Nesbett Courthouse remained closed. The investigation is on going and no other information is available at this time.
Labor organizers say they’re ramping up the protest against the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Anchorage, where workers have been in contentious contract negotiations with the Texas-based company since 2009.
The city of Seward will benefit from a two point five million dollar federal grant that was announced on Tuesday.
New Eagle River bridge will be built as part of the Glenn Highway widening project in Eagle River.
The Anchorage School District is trying to decide if 6th graders should be placed in elementary or middle schools. Currently there are some in each. District staff have been weighing the options for more than a year because it impacts future school infrastructure upgrades. They’re also looking at what’s best for the students academically. Some 6th graders think middle school is definitely the way to go.
Two people were arrested and charged in a fatal shooting in East Anchorage last week.
Ongoing case against coal pollution in Seward thrown back to lower court by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Three judges of the Ninth Circuit met in Anchorage in August.