FLOOD http://knba.org en 6/27/14 KNBA News - 100 lodge guests move to higher ground due to flooding in Denali National Park http://knba.org/post/62714-knba-news-100-lodge-guests-move-higher-ground-due-flooding-denali-national-park <p>Yesterday, the National Park Service closed the Denali Park Road at Mile 66 due to flooding and significant rockfall, after torrential rains Wednesday. Some 100 guests of the Denali Backcountry Lodge were evacuated to a lodge on higher ground. High water on the road and airport are prevention their transport out of the Park. NPS is working on a contingency plan to move them by helicopter.</p><p>U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is shepherding small appropriations for icebreakers through the Senate while also working to get Congress and the Administration to make Arctic issues a higher priority.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 06:59:08 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 12836 at http://knba.org 6/26/14 KNBA News - A flood watch is in effect for the upper Susitna valley http://knba.org/post/62614-knba-news-flood-watch-effect-upper-susitna-valley <p>A low pressure system bringing widespread steady rain has prompted a flood watch for the Upper Susitna valley and Talkeetna Mountains.</p><p>As KTOO's Casey Kelley reports, a state report highlights "severe shortcomings" in the state's housing stock when it comes to things like cost, energy efficiency and overcrowding.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 04:20:53 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 12793 at http://knba.org 6/17/14 News - Galena rebuilds after last year's devasting flood http://knba.org/post/61714-news-galena-rebuilds-after-last-years-devasting-flood <p>Construction is underway in Galena, a 400-person village recovering from a catastrophic flood last year, when the break-up of an ice jam caused the Yukon River to overflow.</p><p>The seismic storm in the far western arm of the Brooks Range continued on Sunday with a 5.7 magnitude earthquake. Seismologists do not yet know the cause of the powerful quake series that began two months ago.</p><p>Juneau police are seeking a man who yelled racial slurs during a parade held towards the end of a 3-day Native gathering.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:59:48 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 12437 at http://knba.org 3/26/14 KNBA News - Congress is looking into EPA decisions on the Pebble Mine http://knba.org/post/32614-knba-news-congress-looking-epa-decisions-pebble-mine <p>Congress is asking the EPA to produce documents about the permit review under the Clean Water Act on the Pebble Mine.</p><p>Governor Sean Parnell has signed a bill rejecting pay increases for himself and other top state executives.</p><p>Galena has its work cut out for it in the coming construction season as it rebuilds from disastrous flooding last year.</p><p>Seiners took in 10,300 tons of herring in the first two openings of&nbsp;the sac roe herring fishery&nbsp;in Sitka.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:32:51 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 9337 at http://knba.org