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Indicted former dairy CEO defends funding

...000 in family money.After failing to repay $800,000 in state loans, the creamery shut down last December.Point MacKenzie farmer Wayne Brost said he was owed almost $500,000 at the end. He said he's bitter about the fate of the region's...
Alaska Gasline Development Corp. hires public relations specialist

...affordable, long-term energy solution for Fairbanks, South-central Alaska and other communities where practicable.ASAP is a 737-mile in-state gas pipeline planned to originate at Prudhoe Bay and terminate at Point MacKenzie.
Ice-breaking ferry may be headed to Northern Mariana Islands

...research purposes. But more than $12 million came from Federal Transit Administration grants, counting money for the Point MacKenzie terminal.The borough would have to repay the transit money if the boat isn't used for public transportation...
Palmer-based Matanuska Creamery to close today

...have long expected the closure."That plant probably could have handled 10 times the volume that we had," said Point MacKenzie farmer Wayne Brost. "So maybe in the economies of scale, it was overbuilt."Located on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway...
Huggins: Knik Arm bridge bill won't be rushed

...Alaska Housing Finance Corp., or AHFC.The bridge would be built over Knik Arm and connect Anchorage to land near Point MacKenzie in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.AHFC's board of directors would serve as the board for the Knik Crossing group...
Psychiatrist who commuted to Ketchikan for 34 years retires

...occasionally visits.Winn's Alaska roots run deep. His parents came to Alaska to homestead in 1952, settling at Point MacKenzie, near Anchorage. Winn attended high school in Anchorage before heading Outside for the majority of his higher education...
Alaska Railroad extension project gets underway despite opposition

...unsuccessfully to block.The $88 million project will provide an Alaska Railroad extension line from the port at Point MacKenzie to Houston, where minerals and other bulk goods can be transported more cheaply to the Interior.Work is taking...
Hundreds of millions in bonds on Nov.6 ballot

...multi-billion dollar road to Nome, to chip in for moving a western Alaska village, help pay for a rail link to the port at Point MacKenzie and contribute another $50 million to the Anchorage port expansion.Proposition A on the Nov. 6 general election...
Mat-su dairy co-owner indicted in theft

...years. A massive state agricultural program in the 1980s attempted to carve dairy farms out of the wilderness at Point MacKenzie, but it largely ended in failure. The state-owned dairy, Matanuska Maid, was forced to bring bulk milk to Alaska...
3 things to watch for in the Legislature this week

...introduced in both the House and Senate to help advance the bridge project, which would connect Anchorage to land near Point MacKenzie.Supporters have argued the project would create new opportunities for business development and could pay for itself...


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