Thirty-seven alpine ski racers from the Juneau and Alyeska ski teams will represent Alaska at the Western Region Junior Olympics and the Arctic Winter Games next month.
Capital City Fire and Rescue christened two brand new fire engines last night (Thursday) with a “wetting down” ceremony at Glacier Fire Station by the airport.
Coeur d’Alene Mines, owner of the Kensington Mine near Juneau, set several company records in 2011. Meanwhile, production levels at Kensington have been curtailed to allow for expanded underground development, which company officials say will lead to long-term stability.
In her annual address to the Alaska Legislature, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski spoke chiefly of the need to increase oil and gas development and the role Alaska plays in national military strategy.
The Alaska Board of Fisheries addresses Southeast finfish issues starting on Friday (Feb. 24).
Members will consider 145 proposals from advisory boards, gear groups and individuals.
Alaska Federation of Natives President Julie Kitka warns that the continuing federal budget battle could impact essential services.
But she says it’s hard to tell where the ax will fall.
The senator representing Alaska’s largest legislative district is suggesting major changes to the state’s Permanent Fund and the governor’s scholarship program.
The portrait of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, commissioned by the Alaska Legislature, now hangs outside the House Speaker’s office on the second floor of the State Capitol.
The state is negotiating a new lease for the Department of Labor building in Juneau, even as employees who work there continue to suffer ill health effects.
Backers of biomass energy pitched wood-pellet heat as a money-saver during a legislative hearing today (Feb. 21st).
Alaska Energy Authority staff and others talked to the House Committee on Economic Development about the Southeast Alaska Integrated Resource Plan.