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City public works committee advocates electric cars

...available.Jones said he saw a need for EV-friendly advancements to benefit the tourism industry. At least one bus tour operator has plans to switch to electric, and many organizations already offer electric bikes for tourists. Those are not allowed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-03/city-public-works-committee-advocates-e
Local
Daylight saving change could mean multiple Alaska time zones

...original whole time zone argument," she said, adding that there could be a "very real adverse effect for that small (tour operator) population."Egan said earlier in the session that he would work to exempt Southeast from the bill's reach because...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-02/daylight-saving-change-could-mean-multi
State | AK legislature
Construction to begin on Icy Strait Point dock

...onto ISP property, something Gaffaney told the Capital City Weekly changed when Huna Totem became majority owner.Tour operators not affiliated with ISP will also be allowed onto the property to pick up tourists for pre-arranged trips via a...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-28/construction-begin-icy-strait-point-doc
Local
Tern colonies failed this year near Mendenhall, South Sawyer glaciers

...watching birds," Baluss said. That's since around 1927.As for the colony near South Sawyer Glacier in Tracy Arm, tour operator Steve Weber said it's the first time in the 21 years he's been taking boats of tourists into the fjord that the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-19/tern-colonies-failed-year-near-mende
Outdoors
Letter: Alaska Wilderness League

...employing 20 percent of southeast Alaskans. As the outreach coordinator for the League here in Southeast, I work with tour operators and the Forest Service on a regular basis to promote sustainable growth and management of tourism. Developing sustainable...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-25/letter-alaska-wilderness-league
Letters
Predicting seal behavior

...South Sawyer Glacier. Depending on the results, the study may recommend hours of operation for the cruise ships and tour operators that travel the fjord in the summer.Seals develop a liking for particular areas and sometimes travel hundreds of...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/predicting-seal-behavior
Outdoors
Gear stolen from tour van

At approximately 11 a.m. Tuesday, a tour operator reported that a van parked on North Douglas near Outer Point had been broken into and several items had been stolen from it. Items...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-11/gear-stolen-tour-van
Local
Hoonah's dock divide

...sometimes picks up independent tour passengers. Gaffaney said ISP plans to change that policy and give independent tour operators access to ISP. "It's the right thing to do for the local operators, and it's safer than right now," he said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-16/hoonahs-dock-divide
Local
State amplifies response to KSM mine

...the state of Alaska asked that Canada either conduct the more in-depth review Alaskan fishermen, Native groups, tour operators and organizations have been calling for, or take another approach to address Alaskans' concerns.Department of Natural...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-22/state-amplifies-response-ksm-mine
Local
Changes coming to Egan Drive

...pedestrian crossing between Whittier Street and Main Street without the need for an additional stop light.Local tour operators in attendance voiced concern over the bottleneck that could arise at Egan Drive and Main Street as tourist buses and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-04-04/changes-coming-egan-drive
Local

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