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Eaglecrest remains optimistic look on the snowy side."As ski area operators, we are eternal optimists when it comes to weather," said ski area manager Matt Lillard. Also, they say, other years have been worse, at least in terms of ski area closures. In 2003, Eaglecrest...
ADFG forecasts more kings on the Kenai River is more than twice the 2014 forecast for the struggling salmon run.Despite the promising uptick in numbers, area manager Robert Begich said the upcoming fishing season would likely be managed similarly to last season. In 2014, managers...
My Turn: Reconsider the ferry system

...miles away to Auke Bay, there were Juneau people and Foss Trucking officials who opposed it. Hank Noble, the Juneau-area manager of Foss Trucking, said, "I can understand why the ferry system people would want to move from their operational standpoint...
My Turn: Empowered board for Juneau's pools makes sense

...more responsive way. The CBJ aquatics director will report directly to the empowered board just as the Eaglecrest Ski Area manager reports to the Eaglecrest BoardThe Assembly will still retain oversight by its power to appoint board members and to...
New chairlift bidding delayed for a week build Eaglecrest Ski Area's new mid-mountain chairlift was delayed for a week on Wednesday, according to ski area Manager Kirk Duncan. The bid process was bumped to allow the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to finish work...
At 64 years old, record rockfish was younger than first thought

...08 pounds, breaking a previous record set with a 38.69-pound shortraker caught in 2000.Fish and Game Sitka Area Manager Troy Tidingco confirmed Liebman's catch and told the Sitka Sentinel that the fish could break an age record. Tidingco...
Some rates rising at Eaglecrest Ski Area

...and Nov. 2 will increase $20. "We've managed to do pretty well in the past two years," said Matt Lillard, ski area manager, adding that the increase helps cover operating costs.The Eaglecrest finance committee last month recommended the...
Record rockfish may also be the oldest

...this shortraker may have been patrolling Sitka's coast since the time of Alexander Baranov.Troy Tydingco, Sitka area manager for the state Department of Fish and Game, certified Liebman's catch, and said this fish might be in the neighborhood...
State Briefs

...down while it was checked and then ran at half-capacity, returning to full operations by noon, said Eaglecrest Ski Area Manager Paul Swanson. Ice on the cable briefly stopped it from catching on the lift's drive wheel. Friction made the ice...
Hovercraft delivers to the Alaska Bush

...freeze the muddy waters of the Kuskokwim River into a wide open, frosty-white freeway. Van Valin is the Bethel-area manager for Seattle-based freight hauler Lynden Inc. and its subsidiary, Alaska Hovercraft Ventures. The company is gearing...


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