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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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-05/alaskan-timber-industry-may-jeopardiz
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-03
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-08/celebrating-clean-water
Art
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
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
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
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
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

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