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My Turn: A case for Climate Change investment such as energy improvements that may result in LEED certification for our visitor center, a bid prospectus for tour operators that rewards investors in sustainable tourism, and a push toward a "net-zero" operation that minimizes our carbon...
First Nation elders blockade Taku tributary mine exploration

...Tahltan Nation in the future," said the Tahltan Central Council release.Many Southeast Alaska tribes, fishermen, tour operators and environmental organizations have for the last two years been vocal in their concerns about transboundary mining...
More guided tours on tap for glacier

...19 years the Forest Service has re-evaluated its tour operator permits, spokeswoman Jennifer Berger said. In that...want the glacier to be on your docket of offerings."Tour operators whose permits expire this year will have to reapply...
Crashes brought safety steps for tourism flights

...improve flight safety in general in a state notoriously treacherous for pilots - many times because of weather.All air tour operators with more than one pilot must now put their pilots through the training program, Gregor said.Among other things...
McDowell Group to examine community needs for Willoughby Arts Complex

...the facility, there will be 8-10 professional experts interviewed, including representatives of cruise lines and tour operators.Oydna said updates will be shared routinely throughout the summer to keep the community aware of the study's progress...
My Turn: Alaskan timber industry may jeopardize Alaska

...billion dollars to our region annually. I know of fishing and hunting lodges in Coffman Cove and Yes Bay, high-end tour operators in Wrangell and Petersburg, and air and sea charters in Ketchikan and Juneau. Tourists pay top dollar to see the crown...
Raft flips on Mendenhall River during tour

...young adults met them and were, apparently, running the tour. She said, as far as she could tell, there was no tour operator to be found.The group was instructed to put on life jackets and given rain gear to wear so their street clothes wouldn't...
Juneau passenger traffic expected to reach a million visitors in 2015

...Haines. She's worked in tourism for 16 years."There are so many factors that impact how a season can go for a tour operator. The US economy, political decisions in local government or even weather can influence how successful the season...
Celebrating clean water

...tribal groups, environmental organizations and tour operators see British Columbia's mining boom as a threat to...Salmon Beyond Borders, a group formed by fishermen, tour operators, environmental groups and the United Tribal Transboundary...
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...
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