The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has a new target date for opening its cultural immersion park at the old Thane Ore House. Last year, Central Council officials had hoped it would open this summer. Now, they’re shooting for 2018, after the Juneau Assembly approved a 1.2-acre land lease making it possible Monday evening.
Gov. Bill Walker praised local government and commented on his fiscal plan at a Juneau Assembly meeting Thursday. Addressing about three dozen people at City Hall, Walker said it’s important for state officials to change how they view oil revenue in the state.