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photosAlaska: Review of Corps Permits on State Projects to Speed Up; State Workers will Co-locate with Corps of Engineers - The Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities have entered into a cooperative agreement that will speed up environmental review of COE permit applications for ADOT&PF construction and maintenance projects. The agreement was signed in Anchorage on Friday, November 5 by ADOT&PF Commissioner Mike Barton and COE Colonel Timothy Gallagher, District Engineer.

The agreement establishes two liaison positions for the purpose of expediting design and implementation of highway and airport improvements. Federal permits are needed because the COE is responsible under federal statutes and regulations to protect aquatic and other natural resources.

"The state has an increasing number of federal-aid highway and airport construction projects that involve areas for which the Corps of Engineers has federal regulatory responsibility," said Barton. "We believe that by co-locating two of our employees with the Corps staff we should be able to significantly expedite those projects. Given the short construction season, we are interested in anything we can do to assure that permits are not holding up a construction project. This agreement is an excellent step toward that goal." - More...
Thursday - November 11, 2004

Alaska: Virginia Smiley named Director of Alaska Pioneer Homes - Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Joel Gilbertson announced Wednesday the appointment of Virginia Smiley as Director of the Division of Alaska Pioneer Homes. Smiley replaces John Vowell, who retired in September. Smiley will be responsible for overseeing all programs, budget, development and implementation of plans and goals, and community representation of the Alaska Pioneer Homes. - More...
Thursday - November 11, 2004

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A view from the R/V Ewing in a fjord near Sitka.
Photograph by Bruce Finney

Southeast Alaska: Pulling history from the ocean floor by Ned Rozell - Bruce Finney just returned from a 34-day cruise through southeast Alaska, up to Glacier Bay and continuing on to Prince William Sound. Along the way, he punched 30 holes into the ocean floor.

From those 30 holes, Finney pulled up cores of sediment that together add up to more than one-third of a mile. Now in cold storage in Corvallis, Oregon, that long cylinder of ocean bottom holds the history of the Gulf of Alaska. - More...
Thursday - November 11, 2004

photosAlaska: Field Guide to Alaskan Corals Released - Two marine scientists, Dr. Bruce Wing of NOAA Fisheries in Juneau and Dr. David Barnard of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Kodiak, have released a photographic field guide to deep sea Alaskan corals. - More...
Thursday - November 11, 2004

Alaska: Call for Entries for the 2004 Alaska State Community Service Award - The Alaska State Community Service Commission (ASCSC) will be recognizing extraordinary volunteers for their commitment and service to their local communities. - More...
Thursday - November 11, 2004

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photosThe State Capitol and Its Marble and keeping the capital in Juneau - A recent news item in the Anchorage daily paper mentioned that a group of Juneau boosters, chaired by Mayor Bruce Botelho, hope to build a new Alaska Capitol building to be leased to the state at completion. They call themselves the Capitol Planning Commission and expect to announce a nationwide design competition in November. A new Capitol building would replace Juneau's present six-story Art Deco treasure. The old six-story building, its imposing façade featuring four gracious marble columns quarried in Southeastern Alaska, is a stately structure matching the grandeur of the setting that is home to picturesque downtown Juneau. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Wednesday - October 20, 2004

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