How do you improve Southeast Alaska’s economy? Business, government, and nonprofit group leaders met in Juneau this week to share and refine their ideas. Here’s an update on the Southeast Alaska Economic Development Cluster Summit.
Two local candidates – Deputy City Manager Kim Kiefer and US Coast Guard Captain Norman “Buddy” Custard – are named finalists for the job. They’ll go through the interview process in January.
Alaska post offices slated to close have been given a five-month reprieve, including Douglas.
A Pacific Northwest industry leader says Southeast Alaska’s cluster initiative could create jobs and grow the economy.
A popular Juneau recreation area is being checked for mercury contamination. Preliminary tests of Sandy Beach, on Douglas Island, show high levels, mostly likely from a long-closed mine nearby. But officials say there’s no need to stay away.
Outside forces – like the European debt crisis and turmoil in the Middle East – present both challenges and potential for Alaska’s economy, the governor says.
Lt. Lance Leone faces charges related to negligence and dereliction of duty after the July 2010 crash of his H-60 helicopter. Those closest to him say the incident won’t keep him from flying.
The City and Borough of Juneau has received 25 applications from people interested in replacing outgoing City Manager Rod Swope, who’s retiring at the end of March.
The investigating officer for a hearing into last year’s fatal Coast Guard helicopter crash off the coast of Washington State says he’ll consider an additional charge of dereliction of duty against the crash’s sole survivor, Lieutenant Lance Leone.
New head of Coast Guard in Alaska apparently pushed for prosecution of Lieutenant Lance Leone for the crash of an H-60 helicopter in July 2010.