The wealthy heiress who came to Alaska to transform its media and political landscape has put her home on Campbell Lake up for sale. It’s the only home in Alaska visited by a sitting president, and Rogoff wants $3.2 million.
In the summer of 2015, when Obama came for dinner, the menu at the Rogoff table included cold-smoked king salmon lox, razor clams, Mat-Su lettuce, Koyukuk moose hunted by Alice, and berries picked by Alice.
It was a media sensation.
At that time, she was the publisher of the Anchorage Daily News, which she had renamed the Alaska Dispatch.
Rogoff bought the Anchorage Daily News from the McClatchy Company for $34 million in 2014.
She ended up selling the operation in 2017 to the Binkley Companies as a crush of bills were drawing lawsuits. She — rather, the Alaska Dispatch News — filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Aug. 12, 2017.
Rogoff was a part of Gov. Bill Walker’s inner circle and backed him for governor in 2014. By the time he ran again, she was mainly gone from the state. She has not been spotted in Alaska for months but now runs ArcticToday.com, which she has converted into a nonprofit, to avoid paying taxes on it.