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Fairbanks approves $1M in pipeline legal fees

...You're talking about the attorney fees, but we've recovered a lot more in the value of the pipeline," said borough Mayor Luke Hopkins.The value has been disputed every year since 2006, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.The...
Mayors conference urges no vote on pot initiative

...donating $5,000 to the anti-initiative campaign, "Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2."Bristol Bay Borough Mayor Dan O'Hara says mayors are concerned with the message that legal pot would send to youth.Palmer Mayor DeLena Johnson...
Russian hunters get donation from North Slope borough was provided because gatherings of Inuit people are important for preserving kinship and for unity, North Slope Borough Mayor Charlotte Brower told KNOM."There is little difference between efforts to unite Inuit families across international...
Kenai borough mayor vetoes vote on motel-bed tax

...won't have the chance to decide whether to implement a 3-percent tax on motel beds in the borough.Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre on Monday vetoed the measure from going to the ballot. "I don't really like dedicated taxes personally...
Seasonal workers double Healy's population

...hard last summer to make a left turn from the spur road onto the highway, because of foot traffic," said Denali Borough Mayor Clay Walker. "And there were 430 employees living there last year. There will be another 500 people over there now...
Anti-KSM groups seek federal help

...hunting, commercial and sport fisheries and tourism."Through the letter, the groups, which include Petersburg Borough Mayor Mark Jensen, the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and Taku Fisheries and Smokeries in Juneau, hope to gain Sens...
Local | Outdoors
Supreme Court affirms pipeline value decision

...pipeline and tanker-loading facilities in Valdez."I've got a smile on my face today," Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins said. "The Supreme Court validated what our position has been all along."State Rep. Dave Guttenberg...
State | AK legislature
Letter: Gov. Parnell was honest, not threatening

...regard to Gov. Sean Parnell's comments during his visit to Ketchikan a week ago.Borough Manager Dan Bockhorst, Borough Mayor Dave Kiffer and I met with the governor during that visit. Together, we discussed capital projects and even touched...
Ketchikan's airport named to top 10 most thrilling

...before catching air.Ketchikan made the list because of a short runway, which is near the mountains and the ocean.Borough Mayor Dave Kiffer told KRBD ( it's unlikely Ketchikan is one of the top 10 most thrilling...
Borough OKs Peninsula hospital expansion

...more about the expansion project."What is it we don't know now that we will know in two weeks?" Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre asked.Still, some residents were upset at the spending plan.Dan Green of Mackey Lake said taxpayers...


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