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House budget bosses rethink cuts to ferries, timber program

...House Finance will re-examine the timber program elimination because of the blow it could deal to the remaining Southeast lumber industry."We're going to continue to look at that," he said. "I think that's only responsible."Neuman said he...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-06/house-budget-bosses-rethink-cuts-ferrie
State | Local | AK legislature
Despite looming cut, changes to timber program debated

...forests, State Forester Chris Maisch said at the hearing.Viking Lumber Co. co-owner and general manager Kirk Dahlstrom testified...The DNR Division of Forestry has saved the life of Viking Lumber multiple times, and if they make these cuts, we'll lose...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-05/despite-looming-cut-changes-timber-prog
State | Local | AK legislature
Juneau testifies against budget cuts

...also put Southeast's remaining timber industry at significant risk of collapse, testifiers said Tuesday. Mills like Viking Lumber Co., on Prince of Wales Island, rely on state timber sales to stay afloat while federal sales are held up in court. A DNR...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-04/juneau-testifies-against-budget-cuts
State | AK legislature
Heritage Coffee Roasting Co. opens new location

...The reopened space is unrecognizable from its previous iterations, with regionally sourced natural woods from Icy Strait Lumber, warm paint colors and corrugated metal elements. The main portion of the cafe houses open seating with small cafe tables...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-03/heritage-coffee-roasting-co-opens-new-l
Local
Building a legacy of remembrance

...with a 30- by 8-foot covered porch. It was a bit of an odyssey to get the cabin there, the Behrends said; they bought lumber from Icy Strait and constructed it on a friend's property over the course of a year. Then, in a very expensive move, a...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/building-legacy-remembrance
Outdoors
Viking Lumber wins Big Thorne contract, again

...contract for the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island.The U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday that Viking Lumber Co. in Klawock is the winner of the sale's stewardship contract. Tongass National Forest spokesman Kent Cummins said he...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-02/viking-lumber-wins-big-thorne-contract-
Local
Sating Southeast's 'timber famine'

...years has been appealed, litigated or both, he said.That's the case for the Big Thorne sale, awarded last fall to Viking Lumber Co. in Craig. Before the sale was awarded, three conservation groups - the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, the Sierra...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-15/sating-southeasts-timber-famine
State | Local | AK legislature
In rural Southeast, big ideas for housing assistance

...volunteered to fill the two caregiver positions Youmans hopes to have once the project is complete, and another offered to donate the lumber she will need to expand her building, called the Annaken House.The red home on the Salmon River would accommodate five residents...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-23/rural-southeast-big-ideas-housing-assis
Local
Juneau Nordic Ski Team preparing for Buckwheat

...the Race Entry tab. Printed forms are available at The Mountain Shop in Skagway, Coast Mountain Sports in Whitehorse, Lutak Lumber in Haines and Foggy Mountain Outfitters in Juneau. Registrations must be received my March 24. For more information contact...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-20/juneau-nordic-ski-team-preparing-buckw
Sports
My Turn: Protection for wolves indirect, speculative

The U.S. Forest Service awarded the Big Thorne timber sale to Viking Lumber of Klawock last October. The action came after more than a year-long delay, and the sale's implementation is still being...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-16/my-turn-protection-wolves-indirect-sp
Opinion

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