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To find ferry funding, backers target Southcentral minds

...special-session compromise with Democrats restored $2 million in funding to the system."That's just woeful," said Mike Korsmo, a member of the Skagway commission, speaking about ferry funding.The Skagway commission, Southeast Alaska Conservation...
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Give up on road By Mike Korsmo For those of you who want a road...better chance of getting there. Mike Korsmo Skagway Share this page: Print Reddit Archives Letter by Mike Korsmo Give up on road 010500 Oped 5 The...
My Turn: Ferries prove their worth

By MIKE KORSMO On Thanksgiving Day I rode on the Alaska Marine Highway System vessel...between Juneau, Haines and Skagway. That is the ferry alternative. Mike Korsmo is a council member for the city of Skagway.
SEC supports court decision on mine

...plan for the mine. "The Kensington mine will play a vital role in supporting our regional economy," Board President Mike Korsmo said. "With a struggling timber industry and a fluctuating fishing industry, mining can fill a vital role supporting...
SE mayors, public unimpressed with ferry concept

...who maintain the new ferries will operate safely and efficiently while being built for less than $50 million apiece.Mike Korsmo of Skagway, a tugboat captain who is also a member of the Marine Transportation Advisory Board, was the first to testify...
4 members reappointed to ferry board

...advises officials on operations of the state ferry system. Parnell reappointed Robert Venables, John (Mark) Eliason, Mike Korsmo and Shirley Marquardt to the 11-member board. Venables, of Haines, is the energy coordinator for the Southeast...
Give up on road

...transportation through the northern Lynn Canal. We don't want the road and if it's shoved down our throats we'd be better off becoming part of the Yukon Territories because we'll have a better chance of getting there. Mike Korsmo Skagway
With funds in hand, ferry officials look to build new vessel cost won't be known until the contract to build the new ferries goes out to bid and is completed. MTAB Chair Mike Korsmo of Skagway urged AMHS staff to keep the process moving as quickly as possible. "We are really anxious to see this...
State ferries have a proven record

...expected and the consequences to Southeast Alaska aren't worth the risks. The ferry system has an excellent track record and whether it be fast or slow ferries marine transportation has proven itself time and time again. Mike Korsmo Skagway
SE lawmakers upset with ferry design changes

...surprise."It's not the direction that we were looking at and we have been working on it for quite a while," said Mike Korsmo, a Skagway man who on the Marine Transportation Advisory Board. He wonders whether a smaller ship could handle the...


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