Tag: Ed Schoenfeld

Contracting Conference Targets Native Businesses

Tribal groups and Native corporations will get insights into government contracting during a three-day event this week. The Alaska Native Economic Development and Procurement Trade Fair is offering information on a variety of business programs, including 8-a contracting. It’s Tuesday through Thursday at the Tlingit and Haida Central Council headquarters on West Willoughby Avenue in Juneau.

Alaska Fisheries Report With Jay Barrett

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Coming up this week: the fall chum run on the Yukon has started, and managers are expecting it to be strong; NOAA has a new plan to address the problem of the charter industry constantly exceeding their harvest limits; and the lessons learned from the ammonia leak at a Sitka cannery.

Douglas, Point Baker Post Offices Could Close

Post offices in Southeast Alaska's Douglas and Point Baker are among 36 in Alaska tentatively slated for closure under a federal money-saving plan.

Ferry System Moves Toward Ship Construction

Right now it's an idea and a process of negotiation between those who want to build and design a new ferry and state transportation officials. Local preference is definitely a factor here.

Cruise Ship Norovirus Outbreak May Be Over

An Alaska cruise ship appears to have limited the spread of an ongoing gastrointestinal illness.

Young’s Sealaska Bill Gets Marked Up Wednesday

Wednesday is mark-up time for the bill allowing Tongass National Forest land selections by the Sealaska Native corporation in the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee.

Governor Names Timber Task Force Members

Governor Sean Parnell has named nine Alaskans to his new Timber Task Force.

Critics Concerned about Decrease in Ocean Rangers This Year

Alaska has fewer environmental monitors on cruise ships this year. State officials say enough Ocean Rangers remain to do the job. But critics are worried.

Alaska News Nightly: June 23, 2011

Obama’s Oil Release Dismays Alaska’s Congressional Delegation, Troop Draw-Down Concerns Alaska’s Congressional Delegation, Draft Legislation Being Written to Extend Coastal Management Program, Complaint Filed Against Unalaska for Violating Clean Water Act, and more...

Sealaska Helps Kake’s Fish-Processing Plant Reopen

Sealaska is helping reopen Kake’s fish-processing plant. It’s part of the regional Native corporation’s increased emphasis on Southeast Alaska investments. It also continues to expand its lower 48 businesses, some of which operate overseas.

Alaska News Nightly: June 22, 2011

DNR Declares New Renaissance for Cook Inlet’s Oil and Gas, Ambassadors Visit Alaska to ‘Experience America’, House and Senate in Talks for Coastal Management Special Session, More Shipping Means More Resources Needed for North Alaska, and more...

Sealaska Board Elections Go Online

Sealaska’s board elections are online this year. The Southeast-based regional Native corporation has set up a new system for shareholder balloting. Voting, meanwhile, is a little quieter this time around because the ballot has no resolutions. But it’s not for lack of trying.

Alaska News Nightly: June 20, 2011

House Rejects Special Session for Coastal Management Program, Alaska Dispatch Hosts Arctic Imperative Summit, Navy Officials Meet to Plan for Diminished Arctic Ice, Roadless Rule Exemptions Still Unclear, and more...

Ferry Supporters Lobby Governor Parnell to Keep Funding

Ferry supporters are lobbying Governor Sean Parnell to keep money for a new vessel in the budget. But even if it survives his veto pen, it may not be enough.

Alaska News Nightly: June 16, 2011

House Votes to Bar FDA Approval of ‘Frankenfish’, Congressional Delegates Divided on Likelihood of Gas Pipeline, UAA Professor Urges Better Management of Oil Reserves, Annual Finances Released by Congressional Delegates, and more...

Three Alaska Cruise Ships Struck by Norovirus Outbreak

Federal health officials say three Alaska cruises have been hit by norovirus outbreaks so far this year. They say that’s more than usual, but not cause for alarm.

Alaska News Nightly: June 15, 2011

Resource Developers Concerned About National Ocean Council Initiatives, Gates Says Soldiers in Afghanistan Will Not Be Under-Funded, Investigation Looms as Park and Center Part Ways, Dion Convicted of Killing Bonnie Craig 17 Years Ago, and more...

Cruise Delayed After Norovirus Sickens 142

A recent norovirus outbreak onboard the Alaska cruise ship Sea Princess sickened more than a hundred passengers.

Judge Calls for Deeper Look into Cruise Ship Wastewater Issue

A Juneau judge says state regulators need to take another look at cruise ship wastewater treatment systems. Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins ruled the Department of Environmental Conservation failed to consider stronger options for some ships.

Alaska News Nightly: June 10, 2011

Judge Calls for Deeper Look into Cruise Ship Wastewater Issue, Palin Emails Reveal Struggles with Sudden Public Attention, Alaskan Reaction to Palin Emails Apathetic, Frustrations Over Hastings Wildfire Rising, and more...