- The U.S. Forest Service removed some of the more sensitive watershed areas included in the original Kuiu Island sale, which received zero bids back in 2016.
- The short meetings were a chance for Alaska businesses to introduce themselves directly to what they hope will be a giant market of new customers.
- Since April, the weather in Anchorage has been a few degrees warmer than normal and also drier than normal.
China’s top economic adviser returned from a week of trade talks in Washington, D.C. to find Alaska on his doorstep in Beijing.
"I have had to correct school teachers in the past who have been teaching their kids that oil comes from dinosaurs."
Representatives from more than 20 business, along with state officials and politicians will leave for China this weekend. There, they’ll peddle everything from baby food to seafood to tourism to Chinese consumers.
The forest service received zero bids on the timber sale in 2016. Earlier this month, it went out for bid again.
As tourism increases and federal budgets shrink, a permitting backlog at the U.S. Forest Service has been growing.