The Alaska Department of Revenue called this year "a watershed moment for Alaska oil production." Production in Alaska oil fields has been dropping since 1988, decreasing an average of 6 percent each year.
The U.S. Board of Geographic Names, which has authority to name geographic features for federal use, has received two proposals to name the same peak on Heintlzman Ridge. The area to be named is a summit located near Thunder Mountain.
A seat on the Juneau International Airport Board left vacant by the death of Pete Carlson in September was among those filled Wednesday night after the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly interviewed applicants while sitting as the Human Resources Committee.Malcolm Menzies, a former Southeast Region director of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, was named to complete Carlson's term on the board.
Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage is now a precedent-setting wildlife viewing trail.
Mining companies told state lawmakers gathered for a conference on the future of resource development in the Interior that too few qualified workers is putting a strain on the industry.
Dahl, who will manage commercial accounts and business development, held a similar position at The First National Bank. The lifelong Juneau resident has been chosen president of the Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary for the 2001-2002 year.
The Juneau Empire had two opinion pieces last week regarding the North Douglas Repaving Project; a Letter to the Editor by Steve Irwin thanking the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (AK DOT&PF) and recognizing the value of the work being done; and a My Turn by Margo Waring, expressing her displeasure with the project.
After fighting Alaska's natural gas pipeline plans for two years, ExxonMobil Corp. joined the state-sponsored pipeline effort Thursday, handing Gov. Sarah Palin another victory in her efforts to develop the state's huge natural gas reserves.
Doug Larsen deserves appreciation for a job well done as director of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Wildlife Conservation Division. I've dealt with Larsen in both his role as Southeast regional supervisor for the division and his capacity as division director. HE has impressed me with his friendliness, professionalism, conscientiousness and willingness to listen.
Labor Day is more than the last three-day weekend signaling the end of summer, it's how we acknowledge a very special group of people - American workers.
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