Casey Kelly fills in for Matt Miller. Stories include, CBJ Assembly to introduce ordinance repealing recent rezone decision and look at possible locations for the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial; Juneau longshoremen plan informational picket of cruise industry; RCA delays AEL & P rate case decision again; plus a wrap up of high school sports action from over the weekend.
- Heli-skiing has long been a controversial topic in Haines. The interests of the industry often clash with people who live near heliports and don’t want the noise disturbing their peace and quiet. But there’s another group that’s impacted by helicopter noise: mountain goats.
- In the Northwest Arctic, caribou hunting has been contentious for years. Alaska’s largest herd continues to decline while tensions have emerged between rural subsistence users and outside hunters.
- From the Aleutian island of Akutan to the arctic village of Kiana, 13 communities have been crowned champions of a rural energy competition. The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it will help these communities cut their energy use by 15 percent by training local utility providers.