The National Weather Service issued multiple red flag warnings Friday as a dry spring has led to a warm stretch of weather brought on by a system of high pressure. Red Flag warnings were issued from Palmer north through the Copper River Basin, the Eastern Alaska Range and the Tanana Flats including Delta and Salcha. Also on Friday, a two-acre fire broke out near Caswell Lakes. The Alaska Division of Forestry wrote in a Facebook post that the four local fire departments and a wildland crew responded and that work “is in mop up.”
The Alaska Permanent Fund is expected to have lost 1-2% of its value over the fiscal year that ended on June 30, but fund managers will need to confirm those projections in late August when end-of-fiscal-year statements are compiled.
According to a dispatch post from Alaska State Troopers, 19-year-old Benjamin Jorgensen of Green River, Wyoming was first reported to have died by the Gustavus Fire Department, who alerted troopers on Monday. Troopers responded on Tuesday.
The special election ballot features four propositions for voters to decide on. The first proposition is the adoption of a reapportionment plan for the Mat-Su Borough Assembly and Mat-Su Borough School District.
Allen was embroiled in controversy and assisted the FBI in their work discovering the extent of an Alaska political extortion scandal. Allen was videotaped by federal agents distributing cash payments to lawmakers and later pled guilty to bribery, extortion, and tax fraud. Allen was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay $750,000 fine.
Police said they responded to the area around West 88th Avenue and Molanary Drive shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday on a report of a man who “appeared to be injured.” Officers said the man had visible injuries to the upper body, and took him to a hospital with what was believed to be life-threatening injuries.