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Three tugs being built for Arctic work

...another shallow draft tug similar to the Emmett."It's a wonderful boat," he said, noting that it's useful in Alaska rivers, as well as shallow ocean sites, and "very effective" for making landings in remote parts of Alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-08/three-tugs-being-built-arctic-work
State
My Turn: Alaska officials need to pay attention to BC mines

...Alaska. These developments are occurring across the border in Canada, but they have the potential to pollute Southeast Alaska rivers and harm our wild salmon. There's been a big push to open mines in northwest British Columbia. Over a dozen large...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-13/my-turn-alaska-officials-need-pay-att
Opinion
High chinook return projected in 2014

High 2013 salmon returns and high escapement projections for non-Alaska rivers are working in the favor of Southeast Alaska commercial and sport fishermen. King salmon abundance estimates have more than doubled...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-02/high-chinook-return-projected-2014
Outdoors
Bears, bad meat among issues faced by flooded town

...approaching, as has happened previously when rural villages flood.The breakup of ice along the Yukon and other main Alaska rivers is a major spring event, marking the transition between winter transportation over ice and summer transit by boat...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-04/bears-bad-meat-among-issues-faced-flood
State
Feds opening disaster center in Fairbanks

...The flood also washed out the road to the community's landfill.The breakup of ice along the Yukon and other main Alaska rivers is a major spring event, marking the transition between winter transportation over ice and summer transit by boat...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-17/feds-opening-disaster-center-fairbanks
State
Ulmer goes off road for support in the Bush

...lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court. That case stripped the state of its authority over subsistence fishing on many Alaska rivers. On economic development, both Ulmer and Murkowski back the state's big resource developments, such as a natural...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072402/sta_legulmer.shtml
News
Off-roaders want same access as bikers

...National Park Service are working on two plans that will outline rules for motorized access on federal land along two Alaska rivers, the pipeline corridor and in the Denali backcountry. The Access Alliance was formed late last year as an umbrella...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081105/sta_20050811027.shtml
News
Gubernatorial hopefuls duel at AFN convention

...which came up several times during the forum, stripped the state of its authority over subsistence fishing on many Alaska rivers. "I'm very disappointed that it happened," Murkowski said. Murkowski and Ulmer said they favor amending the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102702/sta_legafn.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...swim farther north to Western Alaska rivers. The action last week came after...prop up poor chum runs on Western Alaska rivers, where even subsistence needs...for Bristol Bay and for Western Alaska rivers farther north. At one time Area...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020601/Biz_fishboard.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...territorial governor dies FAIRBANKS -- Vuka Stepovich, who in her later years hiked the Chilkoot Trail, floated Alaska rivers and waded in the Arctic Ocean, died Wednesday at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. She was 97. Family and friends from...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081100/Loc_as.shtml

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