Selawik agrees to pay $250,000 utility debt 

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative won’t cut the power in the village of Selawik June 15th, as they had threatened.

The city government in the Northwest Alaska community of 850 owes the utility $250,000.

But the two sides have worked out an agreement.

The city will pay $80,000 up front and has spelled out a plan to pay off the remaining debt, said Meera Kohler, president and CEO of AVEC, which provides power in 53 rural communities. 

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