ASCAB now accepting applications for Alaska community grant program

...American Seafoods CAB to community projects addressing issues such as hunger, housing, safety, education, research, natural resources and cultural activities. The majority of grant awards range from $500 to $3,000 per organization. Grant recipients...
Southeast receives more than $150,000 in recreational trails funding

The Department of Natural Resources' Division of Parks and Recreation's Recreational Trails Program awarded more than $150,000 to trails in Southeast Alaska...
On Writing: Big words, part one

...dictionary. Years ago, before coming to Alaska, I had to write a legal notice explaining that certain users of a natural resource were willfully misinterpreting regulations to gain more privileges than granted under the law. Explaining how these...
DNR chief wants property rights protected in park

...Chugach State Park should be protected within the framework of a new comprehensive plan, according to the state Natural Resources Commissioner.Joe Balash said Tuesday that access to the park is important, but so are private property rights...
New geologic materials library opens in Anchorage took the state two years and $24.5 million to purchase and renovate the facility.State Department of Natural Resources geologist Dave LaPain says the core collection is a valuable resource for oil and gas developers.
Forum a (mostly) one-sided affair

...every right to get the first crack" at Alaska's natural resources.Public health and safety were Kito's top concerns...resourcesCandidates indicated a concern for protecting natural resources as well as harvesting them. Each expressed a desire...
My Turn: Let's talk honestly about oil

...What I am suggesting is that now is the time to consider how we utilize our financial resources, just like our natural resources, to make Alaska a better place. We've made a good start: from reforming tax policies and credits for oil and gas...
State claims 20,000 acres on edge of ANWR

...briefing paper.A letter sent by the Department of Natural Resources to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which...lands so we can offer them for leasing," state Natural Resources Commissioner Joe Balash said.Having done the research...
Candidates start final push as early voting starts

...Secretary of State, before returning in 2009, when he was appointed state attorney general. In 2010, he became natural resources commissioner, a post he held until his Senate run.Anderson said Sullivan's focus in the remaining two weeks...
Begich, Sullivan tout Alaska Native ties

...talked about their work in supporting Natives and rural Alaska. Sullivan, a former Alaska attorney general and natural resources commissioner, also noted his family; his wife is Alaska Native and his mother-in-law, Mary Jane Fate, is...


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback