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Icy Strait Point dock project gets multimillion-dollar loan from state

...Authority has given a Southeast tourism destination a multimillion-dollar boost.On Thursday...Strait Point, a cruise ship tourist destination in Hoonah. Northrim Bank is loaning...that since 2004 has been a cruise ship destination including shops, a restaurant, a cultural...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-03/icy-strait-point-dock-project-gets-mult
Local
Cruising toward a million visitors

...discount to fill ships, which keeps Alaska an attractive destination.The cruise industry's attention may be fickle, though...tourist at some point, somewhere - and the locals in any destination can make or break one's impression of that place. It is...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-03/cruising-toward-million-visitors
Local
Fliers get a bit of relief as summer airfares fall

...but travelers heading to New York, Denver and San Francisco can expect to pay more.Even in Europe, it depends on the destination. Overall fares are down but it will cost more this summer to fly to cities like Amsterdam; London; Budapest, Hungary...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-21/fliers-get-bit-relief-summer-airfares
Not For Web
Empire Editorial: Better safe than sorry

...to warrant evacuating a departure lounge and two planes? After all, this is Alaska; home of avid hunters and a popular destination for those who want to bag big game. Sadly, everything is a big deal these days. The cost of under-reacting in a post-Sept...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-02/empire-editorial-better-safe-sorry
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Take head taxes off the chopping block

...fountain and meals eaten here when tourists arrive.It's all part of the price for being Alaska's most popular tourism destination.We're not just patting ourselves on the back here. According to the Alaska Resource Development Council, the state...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-05/empire-editorial-take-head-taxes-chop
Opinion
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part I

...dragging a huge sled. We'd left Kluane Lake, in the Yukon, ten days before and estimated we were half way to Yakutat, our destination."Huh da ya ink?" I called back, speaking in a hypothermic dialect."Co...co...co," Dennis chanted back...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/beaten-path-shadow-vitus-bering-part
Outdoors
Remains found in Alaska identified as missing man

...adventurer. Alaska Dispatch News reports 32-year-old Francois Guenot vanished in May after embarking on a kayaking trip. His destination was Perryville, a small community hundreds of miles away on the Alaska Peninsula. The remains were found in September on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-06/remains-found-alaska-identified-missing
State
Juneau Assembly considers diverting tobacco tax revenue to social services

...proposal to a vote of the full assembly at 7 p.m. Feb. 2. The committee did not take an official vote Wednesday on a destination for the new tax revenue.The proposed tax would raise the Juneau excise tax on a pack of cigarettes from $1 to $3, and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-22/juneau-assembly-considers-diverting-tob
Local
Huna Totem Corporation hires Joe Jacobson as vice president

...development.Icy Strait Point is an Alaska Native cruise destination specializing in cultural and wilderness experiences. Alaska...owns and operates Icy Strait Point, a private cruise ship destination 35 miles west of Juneau and 22 miles from Glacier Bay National...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-11-15
Art
Rare Shakespeare book to visit Juneau in 2016

...a 50-state tour of the book. The exact date of the First Folio's visit to Juneau will be revealed in April, but its destination is already known - the new State Library, Archives and Museum building, which is under construction and scheduled to open...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-05/rare-shakespeare-book-visit-juneau-2016
Local

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