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MTAB questions ferry plans
Members of the Marine Transportation Advisory Board questioned Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Commissioner Pat Kemp and his staff during the board’s meeting Tuesday in Juneau on changes announced last month to ferry procurement plans. While Kemp was acting commissioner of the DOT&PF, the state announced late last year that it was abandoning its plans to order a 350-foot-long Alaska-class...
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fishing boat suffers minor damage in grounding
A 56-foot Cordova-based fishing boat was towed to Kodiak on Thursday after running aground and puncturing its hull on Raspberry Island. According to the Coast Guard, the Neptune, homeported in Cordova and owned by China B Fisheries Inc., sent a distress call about 1:30 a.m. Thursday reporting it had grounded on the southern side of Raspberry Island and was taking on water. An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helic...
Jan 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Applications accepted for two big fisheries boards
Nominations are being sought to fill openings on two of the boards most important to fisheries management in Alaska. On the same day the International Pacific Halibut Commission reopened its application process, state board of fish member Bill Brown resigned with almost a year and a half remaining in his term. Brown told KTOO-FM in Juneau that “personal reasons” and “personalities” played into his decision but dec...
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ferry delayed by elevator trouble
The ferry Kennicott is back in service but running behind schedule after its vehicle elevator malfunctioned and stranded it in Yakutat. With the ferry Tustumena in dry dock for maintenance, the Kennicott is the sole ferry serving Kodiak, and the delay means the cancellation of one Kodiak stop. “To catch the ferry back up to its normal schedule, what they’re taking out is the homer to Kodiak round-trip sailing on (...
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard cutter Storis listed as National Historic Place
The retired Coast Guard cutter Storis has been officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Paul Lusignan, who reviews Alaskan register candidates, confirmed Wednesday that the Storis was officially listed on the last day of 2012. Listing on the register means the federal government has deemed the ship worthy of preservation. Other ships on the list include America’s first nuclear-powered freight...
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rare $5 bill from Fairbanks could be worth $300,000
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The $5 bill displayed for decades on Charles Fairbanks IV’s wall was long a treasured family heirloom from Alaska. Now, to the surprise of the grandson of a turn-of-a-century vice president, it’s also become a likely treasure trove. The rare find is expected to fetch as much as $300,000 at auction this month when a Texas auctioneer plans to put it up for bids in Dallas and online as part of the Am...
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Estimate: $65 billion for state-owned natural gas pipeline
JUNEAU (AP) — A liquefied natural gas project in Alaska could cost more than $65 billion and would represent a mega-project of “unprecedented scale and challenge,” officials behind the project told Gov. Sean Parnell. In a letter to Parnell released by the governor’s office late Wednesday, officials with TransCanada Corp. and the North Slope’s three major players said good progress has been made in pursuing a proje...
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study: Health care poised to boom in Alaska
JUNEAU (AP) — The health care and social assistance industry is expected to see the largest rate of job growth in Alaska this decade. That’s according to the employment forecast for 2010-2020, released by the state labor department on Monday. It estimates that Alaska will add nearly 40,000 jobs during that period, an increase of 12 percent, with nearly all sectors gaining. Economist Paul Martz says health care and...
Oct 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State sues to block EPA fuel regulations
JUNEAU (AP) — The state of Alaska is asking a federal judge to block enforcement of rules intended to limit pollution from large ships. The request for a preliminary injunction was filed Friday. Alaska is suing the federal government over the new fuel standard, arguing it will result in higher freight rates and pricier cruises that will hurt the state’s economy. According information provided by Totem Ocean Expres...
Oct 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federal judge strikes down lawsuit's claims of Palin misdeeds
JUNEAU (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday struck down claims in a lawsuit alleging that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin acted to silence an activist who complained about traffic around the governor's mansion in 2009. U.S District Judge Timothy Burgess granted Palin's request for summary judgment, finding that activist Chip Thoma failed to provide the evidence necessary to support his claims. Palin's attorney, John ...
Sep 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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