Dena'ina Athabascan

3/3/15 - Tuluksak again without power

Mar 2, 2015

$600,000 need to fix problems caused by poor management, maintenance

Tuluksak residents are now on the backup to the backup electric generator. The state flew out a second generator over the weekend after part of the fan assembly failed Thursday, leaving the community without power for days for the second time in four months. Power was restored Sunday. Alaska Energy Authority Policy and Outreach Manager Emily Ford says the latest failure is not a complete surprise.

    

The owners of the Red Dog mine in northwest Alaska will pay a fine rather than pipe treated wastewater past a village, which the company says is not feasible with a projected cost of $216 million.

Two Tanana city officials will spend time behind bars for misuse of suplus property for personal gain.

Jobs growth in Alaska dropped by more than 1% in 2013 compared to to the two previous years, from 1.6% to .4%. State officials say the cause is cuts to federal and local government spending.