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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
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
My Turn: Save our ferry system

...or less? Even if these vessels are someday used on longer runs, that can be accomplished by overnighting the vessel in a destination port just like airlines operate today.No doubt larger vessels are supported by ferry unions that forsee fewer jobs as more...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-07/my-turn-save-our-ferry-system
Opinion
Bringing tattoos to the Valley

...because we're not downtown, doesn't mean we can't be successful.""I'd really like to turn this shop into kind of a destination for artists in the Lower 48 to check out Alaska," Reed said. "Kind of like a way station.""In the summertime, who...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-18-4
Art
Changing palates affect Alaska seafood sales in Japan

...Japan is now doing that with its seafood too."Looking at the overall export picture, Japan was Alaska's No. 1 destination for all exports until China took the top spot in 2011. That same year, total Alaska exports hit a record high. In the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-16/changing-palates-affect-alaska-seafood-
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
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
Visitors scarce at some national parks in Alaska during 2014

...park visitors. Southeast Alaska parks led the way.Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway, a cruise ship destination, recorded nearly 1.1 million visitors, the first time one Alaska park has exceeded the 1 million mark.Glacier Bay National...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/visitors-scarce-some-national-parks-ala
State
Visitors scarce at some national parks in Alaska in 2014

...park visitors. Southeast Alaska parks led the way.Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway, a cruise ship destination, recorded nearly 1.1 million visitors, the first time one Alaska park has exceeded the one million mark.Glacier Bay...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-18/visitors-scarce-some-national-parks-ala
State
Flipping Douglas Island

...tourism industry. The change was met with varying degrees of success. Goldbelt had plans to make Hobart Bay a cruise ship destination, but the idea that was shelved as a result of the "head tax" on cruise ship passengers and the later national economic...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/flipping-douglas-island
Local

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