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DOT chief brings creative approach to road maintenance

...Dan Schacher had a pretty straightforward job when he began work as an Alaska Department of Transportation heavy equipment operator.For about half the year, it would get cold and stay cold in Fairbanks. Crews would plow snow, spread gravel...
Pot entrepreneurs lining up space for marijuana businesses

...unknowns remain.Charlie Lester, 48, a resident of Delta Junction about 100 miles south of Fairbanks, works as a heavy equipment operator and general foreman on the North Slope. He plans to open a marijuana club and eventually a retail store as part...
Letter: The road should move forward without delay

...7.Ms. McVey worries about the "extremely steep topography adjacent to Lynn Canal." Our 10,000-plus heavy equipment operators and other union construction workers have tackled numerous challenging road projects in Alaska, Washington...
Removing the marks of a troubled past

...would have cost $400-$500, but Wright did it for free.In the future, Sawyer says he wants to become a heavy equipment operator. At the probation office recently, he was dapper and in a tie and dress shirt.He says he'd like to start...
Rocky Lee Reed

...friends. At the time his death Rocky was retired from his many years of work-- a master mechanic, fisherman, heavy equipment operator, boat captain, pilot, trucking company owner/operator and church camp manager- however he was still puttering...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Meanwhile, some Hoonah residents just want to get on with daily concerns such as jobs, education and lunch. Heavy equipment operator George Dalton, 54, has been out of work since October. Dalton is frustrated that Cannery Point land, purchased...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...scheduled to go into service Wednesday. Biographical information: Moe, 41, is a native of Ketchikan. A former heavy equipment operator in Yakutat and various Southeast communities, he decided six years ago that camp life and family life weren't...
Photo: Off the road again

Secon Construction heavy equipment operator Brent Belardi drives an Ingersoll-Rand milling machine Monday on Douglas Highway. The machine is preparing Douglas Highway for...
Master carver dies at 83

...Glacier Visitors Center and untold numbers in private collections around Southeast and the world. Wallace was a heavy equipment operator during work on the Trans-Alaska pipeline. He created an 8-by-22-foot wall panel for the Alaska Marine...
Photo: Construction rolling along

Tony Don, left, and Paul Demiero, center, heavy equipment operators for Bicknell, work on fresh asphalt as Jeanni Fabiano, a quality control inspector for R & M Engineering, tests the depth of...


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