Southeast Alaska’s only ski area has a new manager. The Eaglecrest Board of Directors yesterday (Wednesday, July 27) announced the hire of Oregonian Ray Gardner for the job.
Eaglecrest is owned by the city and borough of Juneau, which held a lengthy hiring process earlier this month that resulted in Gardner’s selection.
- "Her focus on education, her focus on examining our city budget at a really deep level, not just a broad stroke policy level, but getting into the line items – I think that’s a really valuable for assembly members to go after the budget work," said Deputy Mayor Jesse Kiehl.
- Rep. Les Gara wants to make sure state budget cuts don’t fall too heavily on working-class and low-income people. Instead, he wants a new business tax.
- The Legislative Council is seeking advice from a finance expert on what to do about the controversial lease on the Anchorage Legislative Information Office.
- For the first time, scientists have documented the prevalence of two biotoxins in Alaska’s marine mammal population above the Arctic Circle.