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Aniak mayor: Insurance hikes burden rural Alaska

...the houses in town are going through $500 or something a month to heat their homes, and you add about $200 in electricity bills," said Aniak Mayor Jacque Longpre.With higher insurance costs heaped on, it's getting close to a point where...
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Fireweed Place funding pulled from capital budget

...downward adjustment in the building's assessed value last year, but not a complete tax exemption. Residential electricity bills were reduced last year after the board of directors filed a complaint with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska...
Gustavus faces new challenges

...time in a town where goods and services were expensive already. Residents pay $9 for a bottle of milk. A $15 electricity bill in Juneau becomes a $90 bill in Gustavus. But real estate is cheap and plentiful, the vegetable gardens are prolific...
Officials aim to cut rural fuel prices

...last week created a rural energy adviser post and signed over $183 million that will help rural Alaskans pay their electricity bills. The $183 million will be added to an endowment that is estimated to generate about $25 million per year to help...
Villages turning to wind energy

...most remote and impoverished communities. Lori Beaver knows the wind farm turbines are making a difference in her electricity bill, although she isn't sure exactly how much. "I'm grateful for it and I'm hoping they put more up," the...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...dividend from the quasi-public Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to pay for a program that keeps electricity bills in rural Alaska reasonable. Another funding source expected to cover the Power Cost Equalization program has apparently...
Juneau Empire Story Archive Say you have John and Jane Doe with four children and a mortgage of $1,500 per month. They also have an electricity bill of $250 per month and then an additional $500 per month per child to be in daycare while their folks are at work...
As fuel costs rise, rural Alaska looks at alternative energy Nome. Small utilities and some of their customers are taking risks to lower their diesel-based heating and electricity bills. Where possible, they are forming partnerships and applying for public financing to build wind farms. Solar and...
Hydro project ramps up south of Juneau

...depend on the project going as planned. The hydro project doesn't prevent other energy-related costs that affect electricity bills, such as insurance, from rising in the future, McCloud warned. Lake Dorothy Hydroelectric, received federal...
Volunteers assist Coast Guard

...Utton, 21, said the auxiliary even assisted during the Snettisham power crisis. "For a while there, when the electricity bill went up after the avalanche, they were bringing in food for us every Wednesday," he said. "When we were on duty...


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