The Ester Community Association is opposing the plan, saying it would have broad impacts on the many Fairbanks-area residents who come to enjoy the area’s underdeveloped forestland and maze of back trails.
Norwegian Cruise Line is telling investors it’s raising $2 billion through a combination of stock offerings and private bonds that would be paid back first in the event of the cruise giant going bankrupt.
If the sale goes through, the City and Borough of Juneau will have to determine if its long-term goals for waterfront development can be compatible with Norwegian’s plans.
The Trust Land Office announced the sale in May, saying they want at least $3.6 million. Sealed bids will be accepted until Sept. 6, along with a $100,000 deposit.
A federal judge ruled in March that the Bureau of Land Management doesn’t have to consider future mine impacts when permitting for exploration.
This was the second winter the city operated the overnight shelter. Initial numbers suggest the shelter saw even more users this winter.
Marketing will begin this winter leading up to an auction and, if things go to plan, a new owner will be named this summer. The waterfront lot’s value is estimated at $3 million.
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board has approved a land exchange of up to 40,000 acres in Southeast. The land will change hands between the trust and the U.S. Forest Service — including parcels like Mount Jumbo in Juneau.
The company is trying to develop one of the biggest gold mines in the world in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The mine, if built, would disturb 2,800 acres of wetlands. Because Donlin can’t restore all of those wetlands, it is required to protect wetlands somewhere else.
The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation is working with statewide partners to hire a rural homelessness coordinator.