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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
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...the U.S. Forest Service say.Viking Lumber Co. in Klawock is the only remaining...have dealt a serious blow to Alaska's lumber mills. Almost every large sale in the...the Southeast timber industry boasted lumber mills on Gravina Island and in Wrangell...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-08/industry-could-suffer-if-big-thorne-sta
Local
Visions of a quick switch

...organizing a pilot project with Viking Lumber, based in Craig, and a Washington-based...specifically set up to handle (second-growth) lumber," Mater explained.While the project...product that anybody would buy," he said.Lumber mills prize timber from trees older than...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-28/visions-quick-switch
Local
Empire Editorial: With new plan for The Road, history shows a lawsuit will follow

...before the Big Thorne Timber Sale to Viking Lumber was challenged by several of these groups...investigation), SEACC helped push Schnabel Lumber Company of Haines toward bankruptcy in...the Sierra Club Defense Fund.Schnabel Lumber was a family-owned operation that started...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-21/empire-editorial
Opinion
Empire Editorial: It's time for sustainable logging

...mills in the region, according to the study, including Viking Lumber (which was interviewed as part of the study) on Prince of...region would produce approximately 70 million board feet of lumber per year and create 150 full-time equivalent direct jobs...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/empire-editorial-its-time-sustainable
Opinion
Bartlett Foundation Thanks Community

...Cruise Lines, Sandi Mercer, Shrine of St. Therese, Shoefly, Sue Gardner, Theresa Walden, Tracy's Crab Shack, Valley Lumber, Valley Paint, Vanessa Barresi, Wayne Painter, Wingnut Auto Salon, Wilderness Peaks Gallery, White Pass and Yukon Route...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-05/bartlett-foundation-thanks-communit
Neighbors
Southeast population growth levels off

...business meeting, several board members lamented the decline of the timber industry. Bryce Dahlstrom, vice president of Viking Lumber, Southeast's last mid-sized timber mill, is on the Southeast Conference board."You watched timber go from a huge...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-21/southeast-population-growth-levels
Local
Erling August Skaflestad

...BIA, US Public Health Service and the City of Hoonah. Erling and Bonnie had several businesses including: land rentals, lumber and building supply, travel agency and grocery store. He had many hobbies including: tending his garden and fruit trees...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172481923
Lumber prices rally for timber industry

...EUGENE, Ore. - Prices in the depressed lumber industry have risen recently, as production...publication reports the recent price of framing lumber was up 9.7 percent from a year ago and...and U.S. financial crisis have pushed lumber demand to its lowest level in modern history...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112709/reg_529435560.shtml
True Tongass 'transition' would increase local jobs per log cut

...solving. Working with the state of Alaska to bring back in-region grade stamps for local lumber sales and developing structural design values for Alaskan lumber would be a good start.If the Forest Service wants to support local jobs, they should...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-12/true-tongass-transition-would-increas
Opinion

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