On the road to Kake intertie
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State funding is helping move forward two separate projects for the Southeast community of Kake. The governor and legislature this spring approved 40 million dollars in capital budget money for construction of a road between the Kupreanof Island village and the neighboring town of Petersburg. The capital budget also includes three million dollars for the Southeast Alaska Power Agency. That organization will use the funding to study a transmission line for electrical power between the two communities. Alexis Kenyon reports.
To view a video of a flight form Petersburg to Kake and some of the terrain a powerline and road would have to cross, click here:
The Alaska Supreme Court may have a decision in the next month or two on the boundaries of the Petersburg borough.
The size of the new municipality has been up in the air since it was approved by area residents in December of 2012. That’s because the city and borough Juneau sought to annex some of the same land on the northern end of the proposed Petersburg borough. A superior court ruled in Petersburg’s favor last year and Juneau appealed that ruling to the state’s highest court. more
Petersburg High School volleyball has earned a berth in the state tournament with a first place finish at the Region Five 2A tournament in Skagway last weekend. The Vikings beat Metlakatla once and Craig twice to secure the region title. Joe Viechnicki spoke with coach Jaime Cabral about the tournament and his team. more