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New ferries on schedule, on budget

...smaller ferry system."I want to put it out there very clearly: There is no money," said advisory board chairman Robert Venables. "Our approach should not be about how do we get more money. ... Our charge is to find those solutions to create...
State plans to lay up more ferries

...11 ferries laid up for lack of funding."Right now, the marine highway system is fighting for its life," said Robert Venables of Haines, chairman of the state's Marine Transportation Advisory Board.The Taku, Fairweather and Chenega will...
Beloved historical re-enactor John Venables dies

...isn't going to be watching it be unveiled."Venables moved from Florida to Haines in the mid-1990s with his son, Robert Venables, who still lives there, longtime friend Brenda Hewitt said. He has another son, William Venables, who lives in...
Empire editorial: Lynn Canal communities discuss regional issues

...Skagway's economic development director, Michael Catsi. Catsi along with his counterparts from Haines and Juneau, Robert Venables and Lance Miller, opened the meeting by presenting overviews of economic trends in their communities. Also in attendance...
4 members reappointed to ferry board

...Transportation Advisory Board, which 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...
Shutdown of fish plant will hit hard

...of more than 40 commercial salmon boats, with $160,000 less per year from fisheries business tax revenue, said Robert Venables, economic development director for the borough. The borough also will lose about $32,000 a year in property taxes...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Kent Miller, an economist and one of the founders of the Inter-Island Ferry Authority on Prince of Wales Island. Robert Venables, president of the Haines Chamber of Commerce, said some in northern Southeast are looking at a system similar to...
Haines markets to Juneauites a good opportunity for Haines to scoop up extra winter business. Glass, Haines economic development director Robert Venables and Convention and Visitors Bureau member Marilyn Josephson planned to begin the campaign by talking up Haines on...
Ocean Beauty to purchase fish plant likely will add frozen fillets to the canned-salmon production output of the Excursion Inlet plant, said Robert Venables, director of economic development for the Haines Borough. He has been working closely with Seattle-based Wards...
Haines officials: Fast ferry may be a mixed blessing for town

...week next summer, but will not make the trip between the latter two cities. Haines economic development director Robert Venables said that's a concern. "We definitely want a direct link between Haines and Skagway," Venables told the Chilkat...


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