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Biomass cleans up its act

Biomass cleans up its act

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This 10-ton silo holds the pellets that feed into the boiler at the Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority’s construction

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Building a critical mass for biomass

Building a critical mass for biomassIn renewable energy circles, biomass is a term that refers to plants or plant-made materials that can be burned to heat buildings or fuel power generation facilities.

Southeast population, payroll hit record highs

Southeast population, payroll hit record highsSoutheast Alaska has more residents – and more jobs – than ever. That’s according to a report released during the Southeast Conference’s annual meeting in Sitka.

Does redistricting change Southeast election dynamics?

Does redistricting change Southeast election dynamics?Southeast Alaska’s new redistricting boundaries eliminate the possibility of at least one House election rematch. But they could lead to some other challenges.

Southeast has its say on redistricting

Southeast has its say on redistrictingHaines and Skagway should be in the same election district as Juneau. The Capital City’s Mendenhall Valley wants to stay on its own. Petersburg doesn’t want to be split up. And the whole redistricting process has been a boondoggle.

Forest compromise group ends work

Forest compromise group ends workThe Tongass Futures Roundtable is shutting down. The organization tried to resolve Southeast Alaska forest-issue conflicts.

Feds oppose smaller Sealaska land bill

Feds oppose smaller Sealaska land billA new, smaller Sealaska land-selection measure faces opposition from the federal government. The legislation would transfer 3,600 acres of the Tongass National Forest to the Southeast-based regional Native corporation.

2013 Southeast Alaska Music Fest

2013 Southeast Alaska Music FestSchools from around Southeast Alaska brought their music to the capital city earlier this month at the annual Southeast Music Festival.

Juneau reaches out to nearby communities, neighbor to neighbor

Juneau reaches out to nearby communities, neighbor to neighborThe borough assemblies from Haines, Skagway and Juneau will meet Friday afternoon in the Skagway Assembly Chambers for what’s being billed as "The Northern Lynn Canal Neighbors Summit."

Draft Southeast Sea Otter population assessment out

Draft Southeast Sea Otter population assessment outThe Southeast Alaska sea otter population well-more than doubled over the past decade. That’s according to an estimate from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which released a draft of its revised stock assessment this week. The numbers have been out for a while but the public now has a formal chance to comment on them.