The Last Chance Mining Museum is celebrating 25 years of continuous operation. But for the Juneau couple who lives there, it’s been a permanent residence for longer than that.
Juneau’s mining subcommittee is tasked with revamping the city’s mining ordinance. Both environmentalists and mine advocates are looking for a seat at the table.
The three-member Juneau Assembly mining task force is seeking to add two planning commissioners and two members of the public. The group is studying a proposal to streamline the city’s mining review process.
City Manager Rorie Watt counseled the Assembly to take a go-slow approach that would include more public participation and all nine members. His advice went unheeded.
Frank Bergstrom, Bill Corbus, Neil MacKinnon, Sam Smith and Jim Clark argued in a memo that Juneau’s mining rules needlessly duplicate the state and federal permitting process.
City officials met residents at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum to share their thoughts on how technology, transportation and industry influenced Juneau’s growth over the years.
Alaska Energy and Resources Company will join Avista subsidiary Avista Utilities by July 2014, pending the approval of state and federal regulators, as well as AERC shareholders.
She’s running unopposed for a second term to a District 1 seat
Kate Troll has a history in fisheries and tourism, and wants to make sure the public’s interest is put first.
The panel last night approved a resolution updating the compact signed in 1979 that allows CBJ and AJT to act as a single entity for future exploration and development.