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New ferries on schedule, on budget

...Monday that planning is progressing on the replacement of the ferry Tustumena, which serves Homer, Kodiak, the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutians. The Tustumena, built in 1964 and reinforced after design flaws were found, is showing increasing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-17/new-ferries-schedule-budget
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Kenai Peninsula College prepares to go smoke-free

...the ban takes effect, the Alaska schools will be among more than 1,600 U.S. colleges and universities that have gone smoke free.___Information from: (Kenai, Alaska) Peninsula Clarion, http://www.peninsulaclarion.com

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-30/kenai-peninsula-college-prepares-go-smo
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Fish Factor: Plummeting prices, flushed meds

...its salmon fishery valued at $37 million, a drop from $46 million last season. Fishermen at Cook Inlet and the Alaska Peninsula both hauled in $30 million worth of salmon this summer. For the Inlet, that was a drop of $7 million; conversely...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-10-28-5
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Alaska Volcano Observatory repairs seismic monitors

...in southwest Alaska are back in working order."We were able to visit, importantly, Aniakchak Volcano on the Alaska Peninsula, restored some ground-based monitoring at the volcano there," Janet Schaefer, with the Alaska Volcano Observatory...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-19/alaska-volcano-observatory-repairs-seis
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Threatened sea duck may be reintroduced in southwest Alaska

...population from both Russia and Alaska flies to U.S waters of the southern Bering Sea and the north Pacific around the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands.The deadline to submit comments is Nov. 16.The agency by early winter expects to decide...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-16/threatened-sea-duck-may-be-reintroduced
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Superintendents wary of small school shutdowns

...district's 14 schools. The rumored new cutoff number for state funding is 25."For us, it would wipe out the entire Alaska Peninsula," Mase said, adding that his district created its own resolution against legislative changes. It was based on...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-04/superintendents-wary-small-school-shutd
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Judge tosses suit in refuge-road dispute

...military facility, is home to Alaska's third-longest runway. Both King Cove and Cold Bay are at the tip of the Alaska Peninsula, which juts southwest from mainland Alaska toward the start of the Aleutian Chain.As part of the determination...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-08/judge-tosses-suit-refuge-road-dispute
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Scientists to measure ash stirred from 1912 eruption

...volcanic eruption of the 20th century created a 40-square mile desert known as the Valley of 10,000 Smokes on the Alaska Peninsula. More than a century later, ash from the event is still creating a hazard.Scientists from the Alaska Volcano...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-06/scientists-measure-ash-stirred-1912-eru
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Mike Coffey named Southeast Region Director

...Southcentral Alaska, Homer area maintenance and operations superintendent and Northern Region maintenance manager.The Southcoast Region covers Southeast Alaska, Kodiak Island, the Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Chain and the Pribilof islands.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-04/mike-coffey-named-southeast-region-dire
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As president comes to Anchorage, spots of Juneau rise to surface

...and sometimes they don't."She pointed to the example of the King Cove Road, a proposed project to connect the Alaska Peninsula town of King Cove to an airport at Cold Bay.The road, which would run through a wilderness area of the Izembek...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-30/president-comes-anchorage-spots-juneau-
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