News & Announcements

King Cove Applauds U.S. Rep. Don Young Following Passage of H.R. 218

King Cove, AK – July 20, 2017 – King Cove Tribal and Community leaders are delighted after House Bill 218 passed during a hearing on the floor this morning in Washington, D.C. 

“We are so grateful to Congressman Don Young for his unflagging support in pushing to get this bill passed,” said Della Trumble, spokeswoman for the King Cove (Native) Corporation. “This is another step forward in the process of getting our life-saving road. We so appreciate all the support we’ve received from Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, as well as Alaska Governor Bill Walker, the Alaska Legislature, the National Congress of American Indians and the Alaska Federation of Indians. We won’t stop fighting to get this essential single-lane gravel road until our people have access to the nearby all-weather Cold Bay Airport. The health and safety of our people are so important.”

King Cove's Waterfall Creek Hydroelectric Facility Goes Online

King Cove, AK – June 15, 2017 -- The City of King Cove is pleased to announce that its new Waterfall Creek hydroelectric facility went online earlier this month. The new hydro has been performing exceptionally well and producing up to 400KW. Waterfall Creek is the community’s second run-of-the-river facility. King Cove’s first hydro facility, Delta Creek, came online in 1994 and is about twice the size of Waterfall Creek. Together, these two renewable energy sources are expected to produce about 75% of the city’s annual power demand of 4.5 megawatts.

King Cove Optimistic President-elect Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Nominee Ryan Zinke Will Get Community their Life-Saving Road

King Cove, AK – Dec 23, 2016 – Today marks the three-year anniversary since U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell rejected a life-saving road from remote King Cove, Alaska to the all-weather airport in nearby Cold Bay. Since that time, there have been 55 medevacs from the community, which is often plagued by hurricane-force winds, stormy weather and dense fog. As disappointing as Secretary Jewell’s decision was, today King Cove leaders and residents are feeling very hopeful that President-elect Donald Trump and U.S. Interior Secretary Nominee, Congressman Ryan Zinke of Montana, will get the job done.

 

Alaska Governor Bill Walker Visits King Cove; Expresses Deeper Appreciation for Road Connection to Nearby Cold Bay Airport

King Cove, AK – Aug. 4, 2016 – Alaska Governor Bill Walker visited King Cove yesterday to see first-hand how critical the need is to link the remote Aleut community to the nearby all-weather airport in Cold Bay. The Governor also visited Cold Bay and the Izembek Refuge to view the area where an 11-mile single-lane gravel road connection would be built if Congress and the President approve a bill recently introduced by Alaska’s Congressional Delegation.
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