SoCo, have you ever been to Wasilla? I have, and have friends that live there. Maybe you think cities can't grow if they're small -- I honestly don't know where you're coming from when you say that it can't be growing because it has 9,000 people. Is that more snobbery toward small towns I hear from the gentleman on the left?
Wasilla growing largely due to its proximity to Anchorage, which is somewhat limited by its geography. Wasilla also has a business base that serves an outlying area and is therefore busier than what the population numbers suggest. 9,000 people is downright metropolitan up here. Have you ever been out to the villages? How many people do you know that don't have indoor plumbing?
My friend, you know little of Alaska. Yes, there are other island communities that thrive without bridges. Many of them in Alaska are as good as islands because they're off the road system. Barrow, for example, has about 5,000 people , is 500 miles north of Fairbanks, and only gets one barge shipment per year because of sea ice. There's only one thing paved in town -- the airport runway. But it can get to its runway. Ketchikan can't.
I have nothing against small towns at all buddy, I'm pretty small town myself. What I was referring to is you trying your best to inflate the idea that all those earmarks were needed for the huge metropolis of Wasilla and it's 9,000 people!
If the road to NOWHERE was as vital as you'd like us to believe you'd think it would have gotten built. Seems them folks are still surviving without it.