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My Turn: A model for Alaska's road to economic growth: Boutique steps

...government, and the basic sector (mining, fishing, timber and tourism) drive Alaska's economy and 97% of Alaska's jobs are evenly...80 per barrel through 2020. Turning to the basic sector: tourism is seasonal; mining and fishing are extractive and with no...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-31/my-turn-model-alaskas-road-economic-g
Opinion
My Turn: The changing Arctic presents opportunity to thrive, if we act now

...increased human activity from many nations related to shipping, oil and gas development, commercial fishing, military and even tourism.As Alaskans, we call for a two-prong strategy to effectively advance U.S. interests in the Arctic. First, we must...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-01/my-turn-changing-arctic-presents-oppo
Opinion
Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau thanks volunteers

Did you know that Juneau has one of the largest tourism volunteer corps in the U.S.? Already this summer season 128 volunteers have worked over 4,000 hours and assisted more than...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-30/juneau-convention-visitors-bureau-t
Neighbors
Thanks to Brotherhood Bridge builders

...Juneau's drivers during the lengthy work of rebuilding the bridge.Despite jökulhlaups, all kinds of weather and busy tourism activity, they have kept the traffic moving over the bridge. On occasion they have worked late into the night, on holidays...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-30/thanks-brotherhood-bridge-builders
Neighbors
Cultural tourism comes with unique challenges

...George, who works for Icy Strait Point, a tourism business owned by Alaska Native corporation...other Alaska Native communities, cultural tourism can offer a good source of jobs and revenue...include the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council.But Ferguson, who...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-24/cultural-tourism-comes-unique-challenge
State
What's happening this week

...Hook, Line & Social, 6?9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, Rockwell Ballroom. An event celebrating the employees of our tourism industry. Fishing-themed games, food & drink, prizes. Attire: The fishier, the better! Waders, fishing vests, life...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-26/whats-happening-week
Art
CIRI Alaska Tourism wins business honor

CIRI Alaska Tourism is the Better Business Bureau's 2015...chief operating officer of CIRI Alaska Tourism."Three distinct, but connected groups...return," Garcia said. "CIRI Alaska Tourism is proud of this accomplishment and strives...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-21/ciri-alaska-tourism-wins-business-honor
Local
My Turn: A case for Climate Change investment

...and rate of change.There is a form of tourism known for preying on the rare and disappearing...globe. It's called "last-chance tourism" and it accounts for a portion of the...coal. But it would be escapist to blame tourism or other countries for this problem without...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-25/my-turn-case-climate-change-investmen
Opinion
Lightning strikes Soldotna business

...Friendshuh said lightning touched down outside the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council and arced over it."I've never seen lightning...examining the situation.The side of the building that houses the Tourism Marketing Council didn't lose power and was not damaged...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-23/lightning-strikes-soldotna-business
State
Letter: Protect our waters, home

...to return to Juneau for its community warmth, natural beauty and continuous work opportunities, specifically in the summer tourism industry.The importance of community involvement and love was instilled in my upbringing as a daughter of thriving business...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-08-26/letter-protect-our-waters-home
Letters

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