Twelve villages still unprepared for winter fuel needs 

From Jill Burke at Alaska Dispatch: With winter here, 12 rural communities are still struggling to meet their fuel needs for the season, according to the latest  “fuel watch” report by the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development. That’s half as many as were unprepared last month. Most of the remaining communities are in the process of getting fuel deliveries, said Scott Ruby, deputy director of the state Division of Community and Regional Affairs. But a few, including Chignik Lake, Tununak and Edna Bay, are struggling to secure shipments, he said. Read more

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