A team of students from Petersburg High School finished up their latest calculations Thursday on the LeConte Glacier position. The annual survey has been recording the retreat of the ice mass since 1983, when teacher Paul Bowen started the program.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, is based in Washington state. But Sitka Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins wants to see NOAA’s Alaska-focused staff, programs and assets relocated closer to home.
About 400 people from around Alaska and elsewhere converged on the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center this week to talk about how residents of the state’s rural and remote communities can reduce high energy costs during the 20th Rural Energy Conference.