•Wednesday, November 9 – outreach
•Thursday, November 10 – public performance in concert with Nanook of the North
(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, also known as the Whittier Tunnel, remains closed until further notice due to a rock fall hazard inside the tunnel. The tunnel was closed at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25.
A geologist with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) has inspected the tunnel and has recommended the removal of loose rock and additional stabilization of the remaining rock in the area where the hazard exists. This will require the installation of rock bolts and high tension mesh. ADOT&PF has contracted with Advanced Blasting to perform the required repairs.
The contractor will be on site early this afternoon and begin stabilization work immediately. Once stabilization work is complete, the department will escort one-lane of traffic through the tunnel, both in and out of Whittier. The time for this escort is not yet set, and is dependent on the completion of the stabilization work.
The tunnel will remain closed to regular traffic Wednesday, Oct. 26, and Thursday, Oct. 27 to allow the contractor to complete the work. We will provide more information about a possible reopening as information becomes available.
Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) ferry FVF Fairweather sailings for Thursday, Oct. 27 has been revised. The ferry’s schedule to sailing to Whittier has been canceled. The ferry will now sail Cordova – Valdez – Cordova. AMHS staff are contacting affected passengers. The revised schedule may be found online at FerryAlaska.com.
McCallum Creek is slowly freezing over
Photo Courtesy Scott Skaleski
The Exhibit Hall Manager, Deborah Snyder, has received a suggestion from the community of Delta that parents and students (public and home school) be encouraged to save projects and specific works in any subject to be entered into next year’s fair in the Education Division. It is a privilege to use the Exhibit Hall as a venue for our youth’s work to be displayed. If you would like it not to be judged (displayed only), just communicate this to Jennifer Brant, Education Division Superintendent, when you bring in the exhibit. Jennifer has a group of teachers who are qualified to judge…knowing the criteria and the Dutch judging system.
Any questions or comments, please, contact Deborah Snyder. Cell #907-987-2976
BEWARE OF THESE BONE-CHILLING SCHEMES
Anchorage, Alaska — Oct. 25, 2016 — Life isn’t always a treat. In fact, there are tricksters out there and they’ll do almost anything to con you out of your money. Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest is warning the public about some common fall and winter scams to be on the lookout for:
The trick: A handyman shows up offering seasonal services or small home improvements. Be wary of anyone who takes partial payment upfront and then says they’ll return the next day to complete the job. Often they won’t be back.
The trick: Watch out for offers from unqualified contractors who show up after a wicked storm with promises of doing quick repairs for a low price. BBB receives complaints each year from consumers who hired contractors that lacked proper registration, training and licensing.
The trick: A stranger knocks on your door or calls you and before you know it you’re writing a check to a familiar sounding charity. But watch out! This could be a scammer pulling at your heartstrings to make a few bucks. Take time when making a donation and avoid on-the-spot decisions. Reputable organizations will welcome a gift at any time.
The trick: During cold weather months’ scammers pose as utility company employees who threaten to shut off your service for unpaid bills. Con artists will usually ask for payment in the form of credit cards, prepaid debit cards, gift cards and even cash. If you are late on your bill, locate your latest bill and contact the utility company directly to make payments.
Anyone who has believes they may have been a victim of one of these scams should contact their local law enforcement and report it to BBB Scam Tracker at bbb.org/scamtracker.
Termination dust on Rainbow Ridge along the Richardson Highway
Photo Courtesy Scott Skaleski