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White Pass train halts runs after derailment

...miles northwest of Juneau, railroad officials said.The injured were taken to a clinic in Skagway, said Buckwheat Donahue, tourism director for the municipality. Some already had been released before 6 p.m., approximately three hours after the derailment...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-24/white-pass-train-halts-runs-after-derai
State
Alaskans attend Canadian international arctic summit

...plant in Nikiski - somewhere between $45 billion and $60 billion.Canadian Dave Ramsay, Minister of Justice and Industry, Tourism and Investment for the Northwest Territories, has been named the incoming president of the organization - a move McGuire and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-24/alaskans-attend-canadian-international-
State
Making tourism accessible for all

...Alaska Independent Living accessible tourism specialist Kevin Crowley is overseeing all aspects of accessible tourism in Juneau, from providing businesses...The training was developed for local tourism and retail businesses and is tailored...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-03/making-tourism-accessible-all
Local
My Turn: Tongass officials should look to the future

...massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the air, helping to regulate Alaska's climate. In addition, fisheries and destination tourism have far greater value to Alaska's economy than logging, but both are diminished by clearcutting old growth. Finally...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-07/my-turn
Opinion
Slack Tide: Juneau is ...

...company is the government-federal, state and municipal employees comprise nearly a quarter of Juneau's economy. After tourism, commercial fishing and mining, everyone else pretty much makes their living cooking up some kind of homemade fireweed product...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-13/slack-tide-juneau
Neighbors
Elder shareholders rejoice on their land

...During this period without logging activity, Goldbelt has found other ways to utilize its land, including mariculture and tourism.Though not visible to Elder shareholders on the July 6 visit, along the shoreline of Hobart Bay about 2,000 geoducks have...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-10/elder-shareholders-rejoice-their-land
Local
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...for businesses regarding access and customer service for visitors with disabilities. In a city with an economy so reliant on tourism, anything that helps Juneau become more accessible to more people is a wonderful addition. We hope the changes allow more...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-07/thumbs-thumbs-down
Opinion
Herring return to Auke Bay

...Whales didn't swim here for Juneau krill. It's the herring (that are the) money, for the whales ecologically and for the tourism industry."Herring are also the preferred food for king salmon. The kings Ridgway inspected during the Central Council of...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/herring-return-auke-bay
Outdoors
Icy Strait Point celebrates 10 years of tourism

...transformed Hoonah from a sleepy village to one that's driven by tourism."Icy Strait Point has had its ups and downs," Russell...downtown Hoonah Office Bar, owned by her sister."Before tourism, it was boring," she said. "It really was. No jobs...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-25/icy-strait-point-celebrates-10-years-to
Local
Tourism expected to hold the line in 2014

...friends from the Lower 48, and Alaska's tourism industry leaders are expecting a good...InteriorFairbanks is coming off a "robust" winter tourism season, Explore Fairbanks President and...said.Interior businesses tied to winter tourism are reporting more and more international...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/tourism-expected-hold-line-2014
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