Ryan Bowers, bass and vocals; Rachel Baiman, fiddle, claw-hammer banjo and vocals; George Jackson, fiddle and 5-string banjo; Emily Moran (aka Aurora Birch) guitar and vocals; Ann-Marita Gersad, guitar and vocals
Golden Valley Electric Association is paying the Environmental Protection Agency 126 thousand dollars in fines for emissions violations at its coal fired Healy 2 power plant. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, a consent decree between the EPA and the utility is aimed at ensuring the plant meets mercury emissions standards.
Construction work on the University of Alaska Fairbanks’s new coal-fired powerplant is complete and workers are preparing for the first test of a major component by the end of the month. If all goes as planned, the $245-million plant should be fully operational around Thanksgiving.
The Salcha Country Fair will not be held this year. The Salcha Fair Association’s board of directors say they canceled the event because they’re still paying bills left over by the previous board and reorganizing in preparation for relaunching the event next year.