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Goldbelt hopes for upswing in SE's tourism industry

Goldbelt Inc., the urban Native corporation for Juneau, is doing as well as any other business in Southeast Alaska's tourism industry, company officials told shareholders at the corporation's annual meeting Saturday. "The shareholders seem to understand the economic condition we've been operating under for the last couple of years," said Randy Wanamaker, outgoing chairman of the corporation's board of directors.
AEL&P CEO steps down

A family dynasty ends today as Bill Corbus retires from the presidency and day-to-day management of Alaska Electric Light and Power, the company his forefathers bought in 1896. The AEL&P board of directors met this morning to make official a plan they'd agreed to 18 months ago, appointing Timothy McLeod as the new president and general manager.
Four add names to city slate

Candidates for three open seats on the Juneau Assembly will face competition on the Oct. 2 ballot, while two incumbent School Board members will run unopposed.
Jim Scholz withdraws from Assembly race

Candidate Jim Scholz withdrew today from the race for the District 2 seat on the Juneau Assembly and endorsed fellow candidate Randy Wanamaker.
Fewer absentee voters show up at city polls

Absentee voting for Tuesday's city election is slower than last year, according to City Clerk Laurie Sica.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Juneau fish processor heads ASMI board: Sandro Lane of Juneau was elected chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute at a recent board meeting in Juneau. Lane is president and founder of Taku Smokeries and Taku Fisheries of Juneau.
Crews get set for ice art bout

It is tradition in December for volunteers to cut and remove ice blocks as big as refrigerators from frozen O'Grady Pond.
Goldbelt turns profit in tough times

Goldbelt Corp., Juneau's urban Native corporation, struggled through a difficult 2010, but managed to remain profitable and even boost its shareholder dividend despite the nation's economic problems, according to the company's executives and its annual report.Goldbelt's profits last year took only a small dip, despite a national economy still struggling to emerge from a recession. It earned about $2.4 million in 2010, following earnings of $2.5 million in 2009.That was less than had been desired or expected, said Gary Droubay, the company's chief executive officer.
Juneau moves forward with annexation petition

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly on Monday decided to move forward with its annexation petition. The Assembly voted 7-1 in favor of moving forward with a proposal to annex lands south of the existing borough, including Tracy Arm and Hobart Bay.
Photo: Honoring a helping hand

Larry Harris, left, chairman of the board of directors of United Way of Southeast Alaska, and Peter Harris, of Shattuck & Grummett, award Betty Kaplor the United Way of Southeast Alaska 2009 Volunteer of the Year Award during a ceremony Thursday at Centennial Hall. Kaplor is the founder of Helping Hands, a local organization that has been helping feed Juneau's needy families for over 20 years. The group distributes food to about 400 people a week, relying on donations from local grocery stores and individuals to stock its shelves. Visit for more information.


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