Regional Forester Beth Pendleton will retire in April after eight years in the position.
More than 30 representatives met recently at the Tulalip Indian Reservation, between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia.
The general manager of Bay Weld Boats in Homer says he’s seen in some cases 50 to 60 percent increases the purchasing prices of aluminum as aluminum users stocked up ahead of the tariff announcement.
The Juneau-based ship will miss sailings to and from Gustavus, Hoonah, Haines and Skagway.
Juneau Rep. Sam Kito III has introduced legislation that’s part of a larger plan to restructure ferry funding and management. One measure would move nearly $200 million from the Alaska Permanent Fund’s earnings reserve into a ferry operations account.
Eight Southeast Alaska communities will resume scrap metal recycling as early as this April. The Southeast Alaska Regional Solid Waste Authority is working with Waste Management, a large garbage removal and recycling business. The authority includes Petersburg, Wrangell, Craig, Klawock, Thorne Bay, Kasaan, Hydaburg and Coffman Cove. Petersburg Public Works Director Karl Hagerman said old…
“We’ve seen 8,000 positions across the agency that we have essentially shifted from either providing services, forest management (or) recreation management to fire suppression,” said U.S. Forest Service Associate Deputy Chief Chris French.
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott said Juneau is not behaving like a good neighbor. During a Wednesday speech to the Southeast Conference Mid Session Summit, he lambasted officials for trying to annex parts of nearby Admiralty Island.
Industry representatives are telling Southeast leaders they need to oppose the Stand for Salmon initiative and related legislation.
Nine Southeast Alaska communities will see reduced ferry service in April. That’s because the Malaspina’s overhaul will start about a month late.