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.
Sealaska Corporation and the Organized Village of Kasaan have signed an agreement to allow the village to manage its cultural properties. It’s the first of many agreements to be made with Southeast tribes to preserve and protect cemetery, shamanic, historic, sacred and archaeological sites within their territory, says Sealaska Board President Albert Kookesh. Only the…
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.
The decision, issued Monday, says a new district including Petersburg, part of Juneau and several other small Southeast communities meets the requirements of the Alaska Constitution.
Charles Clement will take over as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Norwegian Cruise Line says it will sail another ship in Alaska waters. Company officials this week announced plans to return the Norwegian Sun to northern service two seasons from now. Its addition raises passenger counts almost to the historic million-cruiser high of the last decade.
A new report says Southeast Alaska’s sea otter boom has cost the region close to $30 million. Most is income lost as otters consume shellfish and crabs that otherwise would be harvested by commercial divers and fishermen.
Southeast commercial crabbers caught 176,000 pounds last month in a fishery worth $1.9 million.
Lt. Lance Leone is expected to appear Wednesday before a military judge in Juneau. The Coast Guard has brought charges against Leone for the loss of a Coast Guard helicopter in July 2010, and the deaths of two of its crew members.