Bartlett Regional Hospital must repay the state and federal governments close to a million dollars for six years of Medicare and Medicaid billing errors. The hospital also may have to pay penalties for the errors, which violated federal law. In a memo to the Bartlett Board of Directors Monday, Hospital Attorney Richard Monkman said Bartlett’s…
Juneau Assembly reaches decision on appeal of cruise ship dock permit
The Juneau Assembly has decided if it will allow the city’s Docks and Harbors Department to build two controversial floating cruise ship berths on the downtown waterfront. But its decision won’t be known by the public for a few more weeks. The Assembly met in executive session for more than hour Monday to discuss how…
Juneau Assembly expected to resolve appeals of Planning Commission decisions
A hearing officer finds “substantial evidence” supporting a Planning Commission decision to allow a rock crusher to operate at a Montana Creek Road gravel pit. Meanwhile, an agreement has been reached to dismiss another appeal of a Planning Commission decision allowing the owners of an office complex to build a second driveway.
Administrative law judge sets hearing on Arrow Refuse, state Law Dept. agreement
An administrative law judge wants to review an agreement that allows Arrow Refuse to include container rental fees in the overall rate for garbage pickup in Juneau.
OSHA hands out $55,000 in fines for ammonia spill
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has wrapped up their investigation into the accident.
Sealaska dividend due out in December
Sealaska shareholders will soon get their largest end-of-year dividend in three years. But it’s mostly due to the success of another regional Native corporation.
Can small wood-gas systems lower energy costs?
Sealaska, Southeast’s regional Native corporation, is testing wood-powered generators at a Hoonah mill. If they work, they could be used to reduce energy costs in other small Southeast cities.
Alaskan Brewing’s Birch Bock wins silver at Great American Beer Fest
A beer brewed by Alaskan Brewing Company in Juneau won a silver medal at last weekend’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver.
Tour businesses meet, discuss mixed season
About 500 people are in Anchorage this week for the Alaska Travel Industry Association’s convention and trade show.
Chieftain seeks Chinese financing to open Tulsequah mine
A China-based engineering company and its Canadian subsidiary will acquire 30 percent of the Tulsequah Chief Mine in British Columbia at the headwaters of the Taku River.