By Lex Yelverton
KTUU TV, Anchorage 

Borough officials go to Washington to seek federal aid


December 6, 2023

Interim Borough Manager Mason Villarma and other local officials were in Washington, D.C., last week to ask for federal help for the community after its deadly landslide.

“In terms of impact, the community is scared, I think, and rightfully so,” Villarma said in an interview with Anchorage TV station KTUU.

“We’ve lost six of our community members of a town of 2,096. … That’s proportionate in Juneau of over 80 people. In Anchorage, that’s 800. ... It’s very personal.”

The borough team met Nov. 28 with U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who attended middle school in Wrangell in the 1...

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