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State recorder plans closures in Kodiak, 5 other towns

...served by 11 offices, which will be decreased to five offices.Alaska Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Elizabeth Bluemink said the department faces a net loss of 81 positions.She said six of those positions are in recorders' offices...
State | AK legislature
Department approves temporary royalty relief for Caelus

...hires are Alaskans. That would be in effect while the royalty modification is in effect.Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Bluemink said by email that it's hard to estimate how long the royalty modification will last, given uncertainties with...
USFWS: ANWR wilderness announcement was years in making

...mutually beneficial; however, the State of Alaska does not endorse the content of this Plan."DNR spokeswoman Elizabeth Bluemink said the department has a representative involved in all federal land management work in Alaska. Approximately...
State | AK legislature
State claims 20,000 acres on edge of ANWR

...state's assertion will affect existing leases on (other) tidal and submerged lands along the ANWR boundary."Elizabeth Bluemink, spokeswoman for the state DNR, said the state cannot lease the upland onshore lands until the boundary issue...
No independent source

After reading Elizabeth Bluemink's article in the Jan. 22 edition, I was quite shocked to see her assessment of Dr. David Chambers as being an "independent...
Boy Scout trailhead should be protected

We appreciated your reporter Elizabeth Bluemink's comprehensive look at the possible sale of U.S. Forest Service land surrounding the Boy Scout trailhead. For those of us...
My turn: Tribe didn't expect to be sole litigant in timber case

In Ms. Elizabeth Bluemink's Sunday article she mentions that I felt some deep ambiguity about the lawsuit the tribe has pending against the U.S. Forest...
Alaska should celebrate Pew fisheries report

In the Sept. 21 Empire article, "Governor to protest fisheries intervention," Elizabeth Bluemink wrote, "Though the two commissions had many similar findings, Alaska Republicans, including U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, lambasted...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Cooking for Alaska Governor's chef to compete in national seafood cook off By ELIZABETH BLUEMINK JUNEAU EMPIRE Whe For those not familiar with New Orleans-speak, that means Marnon is ready for a rollicking culinary adventure...
DNR commissioner Sullivan deploying to Afghanistan

...Afghanistan after being recalled to active duty with the U.S. military.Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Elizabeth Bluemink said Monday that Sullivan will be on leave for six weeks. She said his deployment began Sunday.Deputy Natural...


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