My Turn: Sealaska receives new ANCSA land

...take care of our shareholders. As a major landholder in Southeast, Sealaska embraces its place as a steward, as an economic engine and as a good neighbor.In our estimation, the future is bright for all of us who are fortunate enough to call the Tongass...
Listening to old wooden boats

...they hoisted out the ancient engine. With it gone, the next thing...pretty rough. A new/old engine is sitting out on the after...most out of the less powerful engines of the time. They were also...surely need that new/old engine if she's ever to work again...
Fixing the Broken-down

...intended for career and technical education, and started a trial program in two classes: intro to automotive, and small engine and outboard repair. Both are taught by instructor Jared Williams.The five students in the automotive class - five was the...
When minutes matter

...nearest hydrants were. He'd figure out what equipment his fellow firefighters would need. By then, at least one of the fire engines would be en route, and he'd fill them in, over the radio, on what he knew.It's a part of why he was chosen for chief...
Off the Beaten Path: Part 2: The Ghost of Allen Hasselborg

...snowed-in Windfall Harbor, I paddled along the shore through sleet and whitecapped waves. An avalanche, sounding like the engines of a passenger plane, swept down the mountain and poured into the ocean in front of me. Near hypothermic, I made soup and...
NTSB releases report on mid-air crash near Wasilla

...nose-low, spiraling descent.At about 400 feet, the airplane briefly leveled off. Engine noise increased and the nose of the Super Cub pitched down. The engine noise decreased and the airplane struck the ground.The same witness said Bara's...
Alaska Science Forum: Overwintering in the Bering Sea

...a transmitter bleated out a signal. Chasing that one data point, biologists Greg Balogh and Bill Larned chartered a twin-engine aircraft. They flew to the reported coordinates, south of St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. They found 25 flocks of...
Juneau's future mapped out

...substantial economic losses if the long-proposed capital shift were to occur."State government remains Juneau's key economic engine," the report noted. "The state accounts for 7,000 jobs and $350 million in annual wages in Juneau, about one-third...
Senator questions $12 million ferry reappropriation

...certification for the 11 vessels. The money is spent fixing small problems with the ferries - replacing torn seat cushions and broken engine parts - that aren't big, planned-for maintenance or renovation projects paid for by the federal government."If you put...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Juneau's folly over a field of flowers

...foul. But this results in a bad deal for the rest of us, local taxpayers, who are deprived of a revenue source and economic engine that could go a long way toward mitigating the city's looming financial shortfall. A shortfall, mind you, that will likely...


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