The Department of Natural Resources recently permitted a residential geothermal heating unit on state tideland on North Douglas Island.
Docks and Harbors is $3 million short of what it needs to complete a City and Borough of Juneau project to remodel the Mike Pusich Douglas Harbor. Docks and Harbors has around $5.5 million of the $8.8 million needed to complete the project.
The Alaska House and Senate will hold hearings this week on Gov. Sean Parnell's legislation to assume administration of the U.S. Corps of Engineers' dredge and fill program. The bureaucratic term for this action is "primacy.
The small fishing town of Yakutat is frustrated by the glacial pace of emergency planning for a potentially devastating deluge from the Hubbard Glacier.
The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council is crying foul after the first meeting of the Berners Bay Working Group was shutdown Friday because of its presence.
Most permits have been approved for two mines in the Nome area.
Juneau motorists could get a road to within a 16-mile ferry ride to Skagway in four years or less, state transportation officials said this week.
State regulators have issued all the permits needed for operators to begin work on the Pogo Mine near Delta Junction. Once federal permits are issued early next year, the consortium of companies proposing the $250 million mine would then decide whether to move forward.
Compare a waterway to a bathtub filled with water. Place sand, pebbles and rocks at the bottom to represent ocean-floor obstructions, and then add a nail sticking up like a submerged pier.
In preparation for spring snowmelt, Coeur Alaska has asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow construction of a drainage ditch near Lower Slate Lake at the mining company's Kensington mine site 40 miles north of Juneau.
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