Commerce Commissioner Julie Anderson said she’s spoken to cruise industry members who said there still could be Alaska cruises in August or September.
While the Fairweather spends much of its time at sea mapping the seafloor, studying fisheries and searching for shipwrecks in Alaska, the research vessel hasn’t had a home in the state since at least 2008.
The Alaska Department of Public Safety announced the extension Wednesday in response to continued winter weather.
The 100-person town of Tenakee Springs is turning to crowdfunding to rebuild a bridge destroyed during record-breaking storms last December.
Drillers will be back on the mountain around the clock after a year-long hiatus at a mining project near Haines and Klukwan.
State management of the herring fishery has been the subject of ongoing litigation in the courts for two years now, with the Sitka Tribe arguing that subsistence harvests of herring roe are not being properly addressed.
Other companies have tried the daily connection between Petersburg and Juneau but haven’t seen enough passenger demand.
One student said that an overwhelming sense of exhaustion pervaded his school’s campus.
While there have been some significant changes to what Dunleavy proposed, they’re far less extensive than the changes two years ago.
In recent years, the assembly has been pretty split over the topic, even voting down multiple resolutions for or against a Tongass exemption. In 2019, assembly members agreed to take no position on roadless.