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Residential geothermal units on the rise

The Department of Natural Resources recently permitted a residential geothermal heating unit on state tideland on North Douglas Island.
Douglas Harbor remodel $3 million short

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.
My Turn: An opportunity to bring common sense to a federal program

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.
Yakutat blasts official inertia

The small fishing town of Yakutat is frustrated by the glacial pace of emergency planning for a potentially devastating deluge from the Hubbard Glacier.
Berners group takes 'timeout'

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.
Alaska Digest

Most permits have been approved for two mines in the Nome area.
State pushes up timetable to build road

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 OKs permits for Pogo gold mine

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.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

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.
Coeur asks permission to build ditch for snowmelt

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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