Snowmageddon, and who is Thomas Baker?
Just how many sex fiends did FBI let slip through the cracks while it went after J-6 suspects?
Good morning from Somewhere in Alaska!
Mayor Bronson declared a snow emergency Thursday, after the snow just wouldn’t stop coming down. By 6 am Friday, the Anchorage power outages were down to just under 900. A handful are still out in Girdwood, and crews are on site working on final repairs — if they can reach the sites. “Daylight should bring new opportunity to get to Indian, Hope, and parts of the Anchorage Hillside that are difficult to reach. Hoping roads are plowed so our crews can get to where they need to be. And restoration continues on the smaller outages in Anchorage,” Chugach Electric wrote. Anchorage-Girdwood power outage map here.
(Anchorage and Kenai schools are closed today for a scheduled professional development day, MatSu schools are closed for Veterans Day.)
Seward had a near total power outage on Thursday. The MatSu also has a few outages. Matanuska power outage map here.
Homer Electric Association reported multiple power lines were sagging low to the ground over some roads, and that drivers attempting to go around the wires have been driving off the road. “The wires are live and weighed down by ice, causing an extreme danger. PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS. Your safety is our utmost concern. If you can stay home then please stay home and off the roads but under no circumstances should you attempt to drive under or around these low hanging wires. Please report low hanging wires to HEA at 1-888-8OUTAGE or telephone the Alaska State Troopers at (907) 262-4453 and if you see an imminent danger dial 911. Kenai Peninsula Borough,” HEA wrote.
The weather outside is frightening in Anchorage, schools are closed, so several cargo jets headed to Fairbanks, where they are rarely seen. The mess continues today.
Update: A cargo flight was spotted in Whitehorse, Yukon. Shown above from Facebook, a Kalitta N700)CK, en route from JFK-ANC-TAO, did an unplanned landing at YXK (Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport), which is not certified for 747s, so these landings are strictly for emergency.
Fairbanks can accommodate 27 diverts. It appears Fairbanks ran out of room, and we have reports a UPS 747 diverted to Eielson.
Anchorage Airport commercial flights saw some delays, and an occasional cancellation, but the airport remained open.
“ANC would like to alert the traveling public that we are OPEN. Please disregard any social posts or other rumors that the airport is closed. Those are FALSE,” the airport said.
Judge Sharon Gleason waited until the final hour, but in the end said no to those challenging the Willow Project decision at the edge of the NPR-A.
North Slope Borough Mayor Josiah Patkotak is officially not in the Legislature, and Baker, who must be confirmed, is from a longtime Kotz family and has a history of community service.
An issue arises with mail-in elections: Who would have thought an election could be corrupted by deadly drugs?
Question of the week
A man had a restraining order against him in a domestic violence dispute. They arrested him for owning a weapon. Once we start down this road, will other situations follow? The Supreme Court seems torn.
Sec. Haaland, for the 8th time, refuses meeting with Alaska Natives
Some Natives she will meet with, but only those she agrees with, and not those who really represent the North Slope. She has dodged the pro-oil Natives for months.
Staffers in masks, all probably under 35, interfere with U.S. diplomacy and the role of Congress.
He’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s best bud in the Senate. He may be looking at the “No Labels Party” and a run for president.
Republican leadership fundraiser success
On Tuesday, the House Republican Leadership Fund (state House) raised over $20,000 for support of conservatives in the upcoming election cycle — over 50% more than they raised last year. The fundraiser drew about 60 attendees at a private home in Anchorage. All three members from the Kenai delegation were in attendance, along with about half of the House Republicans overall.
She is unapologetic in her support of America’s ally Israel. The war has come to her doorstep.
On the move
Small Business Administration granted McKinley Alaska Growth Capital in Anchorage as a holder of one of three new Small Business Lending Company licenses given in the country to lenders focused on historically underserved markets.
Associated General Contractors of Alaska’s annual conference ends Nov. 11. It’s going on over at the Hotel Captain Cook, a gathering of commercial contractors.
Quote of the day
“7 Nashville officers were just placed on admin leave in connection with the release of the #NashvilleManifesto. The powers that be are more concerned about finding the leaker than they are about the contents of Audrey Hale’s anti-white manifesto. Interesting”. - Stephen Crowder
This day in history
Nov. 10, 1775, US Marine Corps was created. Happy birthday, Marines.
How many sexual deviants slipped through the cracks? This one case is enough to send chills down your spine.
A story about how one young man got recruited into the Marines, and how he will never regret it.
Vote by Mail is not all it is cracked up to be. It doesn’t improve turnout and it is extraordinarily expensive.
The Trump administration had throttled back aid to the gangsters of Gaza, but Biden has reversed that policy. Some important history.
Miller Brewing. Kohl’s. SC Johnson. These companies and others went woke ahead of the facts of the George Floyd death, but they’re mute now over the terror campaign by Hamas. Let’s take a look at the hypocrisy.
Democrats around the country, including Alaska, are changing the rules of elections to their advantage, according to a new report.
Hamas’ attack on Israel was pure evil: Kidnapping, maiming, torturing, raping, and terrorizing a people who have been traumatized and bullied by brutality for generations, and there’s no putting a spin on it.
Until the tunnels under Gaza are destroyed, there can be no end to this conflict.
With all we know about the vaccinations and children, it appears that our Department of Health has the wrong priorities. Alaskans desperately need vitamin D, so why are we ignoring that?
Not all attention is good attention, and when it comes to Joe Biden and Alaska, the attention we get is, shall we say, unwelcome.
We went from the Greatest Generation to Generation Blubber in one century. Our enemies can see what has happened. This is worrisome by any measure.
Alaska oil: $82.56
Henry Hub gas: $3.11
Alaska North Slope Production: 472,799
Permanent Fund (principal and earnings reserve): $75,755,100,000
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