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Skagway pens tentative lease with state agency for ore terminal

Skagway pens tentative lease with state agency for ore terminalThe new lease allows up to 750,000 tons of ore and concentrations be shipped through the facility annually.

New report questions Susitna-Watana costs

New report questions Susitna-Watana costsA new fiscal analysis of the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project questions the Alaska Energy Authority’s estimates on how much the 735-foot tall dam would cost the State of Alaska, if built.

Greens Creek receives final tailings expansion permit

Greens Creek receives final tailings expansion permitThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has finalized a wastewater and tailings disposal permit for the Greens Creek Mine near Juneau.

Sitka-based cruise line hires new CEO

Sitka-based cruise line hires new CEOFormer Sealaska executive Russell Dick is the new CEO of Alaskan Dream Cruises.

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center may increase fees starting in 2016

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center may increase fees starting in 2016The U.S. Forest Service is proposing a new fee for some trails near the Mendenhall Glacier.

City taking steps to take Gastineau Apartments by eminent domain

City taking steps to take Gastineau Apartments by eminent domainIf the city seizes the vacant apartments, it would look to convert them into affordable housing.

Fishermen debate potential Southeast mine

Fishermen debate potential Southeast mineA Canadian company is exploring copper and zinc deposits at the Palmer Project site north of Haines. It’s not even a proposed project yet – but it’s already dividing the community of Haines.

Low King salmon count predicted for Taku, Stikine rivers

Low King salmon count predicted for Taku, Stikine riversThere will likely not be enough King salmon for commercial fisheries near the Stikine and Taku Rivers next May.

After lobbying effort, Haines distillery opens newly legal tasting room

After lobbying effort, Haines distillery opens newly legal tasting roomDistilleries in Alaska can now sell limited amounts of their own products on location, just like wineries and breweries have done for years.

New Hoonah dock could boost tourism numbers

New Hoonah dock could boost tourism numbersHoonah’s Icy Strait Point tourist attraction could see more visitors once a new cruise ship dock is built.