“We look forward to continuing to drive economic growth, create Alaskan jobs and contribute to local economies for decades to come,” Greg Lalicker, chief executive officer of Hilcorp Energy Co., said in a prepared statement. 

I remember the US Army band playing patriotic music in front of the Riverboat Nenana as flags of each state caught the breeze over Alaskaland’s Whiskey Island and Crooked Creek Railroad track.