Doyon, Limited announced that it intends to drill a new oil and gas exploration well in the Nenana basin west of Fairbanks during the summer of 2018. The well, to be called Totchaket #1, will be drilled on one of several promising areas identified from a 64 square mile 3D seismic program conducted earlier this year.
Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has signed memorandums of agreement with the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) and school districts in Juneau, Klawock and Hoonah to teach Northwest Coast (NWC) art, the world-renowned legacy of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian.
NANA sold four Anchorage hotels, effective November 7. The new owner, JL Properties, is an Alaska-based real estate and investment firm. The sale is designed to allow NANA to concentrate on furthering Alaska’s resource development industries, including the Red Dog Mine, and its strong federal and commercial group opportunities.
If there’s one thing everyone loves about the holidays, it’s the food. Well, eating the food. Preparing, perhaps transporting, and cleaning up after the food isn’t quite as alluring as the dining part of the equation. Luckily for businesses large and small, as well as nonprofits and individuals putting on an event, there are fantastic caterers throughout Alaska ready to provide any tasty treat needed, be it appetizers, entrees, desserts, or all of the above.
An academic forum exploring ways Alaska Native communities can increase self-governance and sustain their own development will be held Nov. 20-22 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) will sponsor a lecture on the prominent Jilkáat Tlingit leader Kaalaxch next week in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
The Alaska Business Top 49ers are ranked simply by gross revenue, just one of many indications of corporate success. According to Doyon Limited President and CEO Aaron Schutt, Doyon has annual goals that relate to two measures of success: income and shareholder employment. “We also have longer term goals that are usually project driven, or we want to do an acquisition in the next eighteen months, or something like that. But the two annualized goals that get passed down are our income and shareholder employment.”
A $49,982 grant to Koniag, Inc. from the Institute for Museum and Library Services will fund a unique Alutiiq Museum collections project, the development of an Alutiiq Technological Inventory. The museum will use grant funds to identify and describe of all the major prehistoric artifact types in its care, an estimated 300 kinds of tools.
Ahtna, Inc. is pleased to announce that Timothy F. Gould, PE, has been promoted to president of subsidiary Ahtna Engineering Services, LLC (AES). Gould has served as the vice president of AES and Ahtna Environmental, Inc. since 2014.