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Oil and gas lease sales scheduled for Wednesday

The Alaska Division of Oil and Gas and the Bureau of Land Management are scheduled to hold lease sales Wednesday for oil and gas extraction on the...
Haines forestry office closes for season

The Alaska Division of Forestry is closing its Haines office for the winter on Nov. 21.The office had been kept open year-round until budget cuts...
Havemeister out as agriculture director

Gov. Bill Walker announced last week that Franci Havemeister will leave her role as director of the Alaska Division of Agriculture on Dec. 4.The Palmer resident was appointed in 2007 and is a lifelong Alaska resident.While agriculture has...
Park halts cable project

...means that this area has a different legal status," explained Claire LeClair, chief of field operations for the Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.No regulation or statute allows the parks division to approve a cable through a...
Alaskans invited to take part in National Farm to School Month

...trip, Sable and Sandy learned about the national Kids and Chefs Cook for Success program and they worked with the Alaska Division of Agriculture and local schools to bring the program to Galena in late September. The division helped facilitate a visit...
Ambler tosses out election results

...erase the results of an unfavorable election.The special election do-over has been scheduled for Nov. 3.The Alaska Division of Elections does not oversee city or borough elections, which are in the charge of local officials.
Meet the Nomeite in charge of Alaska's elections

On the third floor of the court plaza building is Josephine Bahnke's boat.For the new head of the Alaska Division of Elections, it's one of the few touches of her Nome home in her office."This was one of my going-away presents in Nome...
Alaska mulls change to land auction procedures

...but purchased only one.Joe Carrillo of Wenatchee, Washington, won more than half of the parcels offered in an Alaska Division of Mining, Land and Water drawing sale Sept. 16, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.Carrillo said he was just...
Natural asbestos mapped

...for download at and are available on request as printed maps from the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys for $13 per map sheet. The materials also will be available for inspection at...
Artifacts found may be related to Russian shipwreck

...on Castle Hill in 1997-98 that turned up thousands of Russian era artifacts. At that time McMahan was with the Alaska Division of History and Archaeology. He has since retired from his state position while continuing to do archaeological work...


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