JoAnn Stang Vares

...a lot until settling down in Juneau, Alaska. Later in life, JoAnn would most often be found traveling on the Alaska Marine Highway System on the Ferry throughout Alaska. She enjoyed meeting and talking with new people, no one was a stranger...
Ferry sailings take budget hit

A budget cut to the Alaska Marine Highway System means several Southeast Alaska communities...schedules.The meeting will be held in Ketchikan at the Alaska Marine Highway Central Office, 7559 North Tongass Highway, and...
Tough budget decisions remain

...would be taking unpaid furloughs of five, seven or 10 days with the start of the fiscal year, she said.The Alaska Marine Highway System is proposing winter-season changes that include service reductions. Some ships are expected to undergo...
Lack of ferries drastically cuts Tenakee Springs' summer business

...salmonberry-lined dirt road.This isn't a normal summer, however. Breakdowns and delayed maintenance to Alaska Marine Highway ferries have cut Tenakee business' customer flow in the season they're most likely to receive it by as much...
DOT wants public comment on ferry schedule

...Public Facilities wants your input on a proposed Alaska Marine Highway System for the coming fall, winter and spring seasons...schedules.The meeting will be held in Ketchikan at the Alaska Marine Highway Central Office, 7559 North Tongass Highway, for...
Gov. signs first tax increase in 10 years

...fuel at the wholesale level. The tax includes gasoline and heating oil but not aviation fuel or fuel used by the Alaska Marine Highway.The fuel tax will fund the state Department of Environmental Conservation's Spill Prevention and Response division...
Ferry's failure is one of PR as well as maintenance

...Southeast Alaska. Every year, our family joins with other families and takes provisions up to Yakutat via the Alaska Marine Highway. This season, we didn't get on board the ferry as the elevator to let vehicles off the vessel was broken...
Ferry Kennicott cancels sailings

Mechanical issues with the MV Kennicott's vehicle elevator have forced the Alaska Marine Highway to cancel the ship's salings through June 22. According to the AMHS, the Kennicott had been scheduled to sail to Chenega Bay...
Budget deal reached

...hundreds.The conference committee's budget also adds $16.5 million in education funding, $2 million for the Alaska Marine Highway System, $700,000 for Parents as Teachers programs, $2 million for pre-kindergarten programs, $2.5 million...
Tourism industry sweats ferry shutdown

...Lower 48 with clients who booked passage on the Alaska Marine Highway are paying attention, too."We're ferry bookers...announced this week it will have to lay up all 11 of its Alaska Marine Highway System ferries if a budget isn't finalized by...
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