My Turn: The changing Arctic presents opportunity to thrive, if we act now the Arctic.Currently, there are only two active Coast Guard icebreakers in the U.S. fleet, the Polar Star and the Healy, one of which is nearing retirement and the other primarily used for research. Despite record low sea ice levels, most of...
Restoration in the works for Healy sign

HEALY - The "Welcome To Healy" sign is looking for a little love - and it may finally have found...Chamber of Commerce has agreed to manage fundraising to restore the Healy sign, which is badly in need of renovation.Local businesses and...
Come tour the ice breaker Healy

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a polar ice breaker, will be hosting...Arctic Ocean.During the past four months, Healy crewmembers conducted three primary at extreme northern latitudes.The Healy is scheduled to arrive at the cruise ship...
State's only working coal mine grapples with waning exports

...from the Mine Safety and Health Administration says that number dropped by 15 percent.Many mine employees live in the town of Healy. Denali Borough Mayor Clay Walker said the community's economy is very strong."The economy in the local area hasn't...
Seasonal workers double Healy's population

HEALY - The population of Healy will double this summer when about 900 seasonal workers for Holland...the most noticeable changes is increased foot traffic at the busy Healy intersection, as seasonal employees walk to a local grocery and liquor...
Healy man apparently victim of mistaken identity

...FAIRBANKS - A man is accused of beating a Healy man with a baseball bat in an apparent...thought he was.Joshua R. Sanford of Healy is charged with felony assault.Sanford...who was driving his injured brother from Healy to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.The documents...
Healy at port in Juneau after 2 years

...the first time in two years, the USCGC Healy, a United States Coast Guard eventful tour up in the Arctic.The Healy, which is homeported in Seattle, made...the fuel. It (was) pretty wild."The Healy is currently the only active polar icebreaker...
CG cutter Healy to begin first of three Actic research missions for 2012

...DUTCH HARBOR - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, the nation's only operational polar...Coast Guard, the first science mission the Healy crew is scheduled to conduct is a part...movements, ice conditions and modeling.Healy will deploy an array of scientific instruments...
Alaska editorial: All clear - Healy restart plan passes 30-day test

...regarding the hoped-for restart of the Healy Clean Coal Plant.That's good news...diesel has changed the economics of the Healy plant, making its restart a smart investment...make some substantial investments in the Healy plant. In addition to the $50 million...
Icebreaker Healy returns to Seattle after 254 days

SEATTLE - The Coast Guard cutter Healy is back in Seattle after a 254-day to ice-bound Nome, Alaska.The Healy broke through 800 miles of sea ice as it...research in the Arctic. On Friday, as the Healy was on its way back to Seattle, it diverted...


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