The new partnership has acquired an 80% majority share in Alaska Coach Tours, a Juneau-headquartered company they think can expand statewide.
The mine project consists of 92,000 acres of land located between Holy Cross and McGrath, just 25 miles north of the Donlin Gold project.
The land along the road’s route near the highway and the village of Evansville is owned by Doyon, the state’s largest private landowner. The agreement is not a right of way and does not guarantee long-term access to the area by AIDEA or the road project.
Calista Corp. has reaffirmed its Alaska Federation of Natives membership, in response to a caller on a KYUK talk show who claimed that Calista had pulled out of the organization.
A University of Alaska task force will look at four different options for restructuring the UA system. The “status quo” option would keep the three universities under one system.