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Interior Department Announces Draft Strategy for Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing

01/27/15

Interior Department Announces Draft Strategy for Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing

  WASHINGTON, DC – As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper today announced the next step in the development of the nation's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017-2022. The Draft Proposed Program (DPP) includes 14 potential lease sales in eight planning areas – 10 sales in the Gulf of Mexico, three off the coast of Alaska, and one in a portion of the Mid- and South Atlantic. “The safe and responsible development of our nation’s domestic energy resources is a key part of the President’s efforts to...

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01/27/15

Animal Care and Control and Alaska SPCA partner for Pet New Year Clinic

Discounted Rabies Shots for Pets, Limited Number of FREE Microchips To encourage more people to license and microchip their pets, Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center (AACCC) and the Alaska SPCA are holding a discounted rabies vaccination and microchip clinic this weekend called “Pet New Year.” It will be held at the Alaska Mill and Feed Warehouse (1501 E. 1st Ave.) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Rabies vaccinations will be given for only $5 to cats and dogs 4 months and older of Municipality of Anchorage residents, provided by Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center. The Alaska SPCA will also be providing 25 free microchips to the first spayed or neutered pets to arrive. When free supplies run out, microchips will still be offered for $30...

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01/27/15

Alaska Railroad celebrates 90th anniversary of 1925 serum run

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Railroad is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the historic serum run, which began Jan. 26, 1925, and became the inspiration for the famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. In 1925, an outbreak of diphtheria in the remote western Alaska city of Nome spurred the then-territory to commission 300,000 units of diphtheria antitoxin at the Anchorage Railroad Hospital to be transferred. The life-saving serum was sent aboard the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage to Nenana, Alaska, located just outside of Fairbanks. In Nenana, the serum was transferred to sled dog mushers, and it was then transported almost 700 miles across the tundra. The story of this journey, the mushers and their dogs, became legendary. “Since time was such an issue,...

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01/27/15

Interior’s Proposed Offshore Leasing Plan Will Place New Restrictions on Exploration of Alaska’s Waters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today criticized the Obama administration for its continued campaign to shut down oil and natural gas activity in Alaska. “This administration is determined to shut down oil and gas production in Alaska’s federal areas – and this offshore plan is yet another example of their short-sighted thinking,” said Murkowski, the chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. “The president’s indefinite withdrawal of broad areas of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas is the same unilateral approach this administration is taking in placing restrictions on the vast energy resources in ANWR and the NPR-A.” Murkowski’s comments come on the heels of the release of the Interior...

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01/27/15

Construction Employment Increased in 40 States and D.C. During the Past Year

Texas and North Dakota Have Largest 12-Month Gains, West Virginia and Arizona Have Biggest Annual Declines; New York and Montana Top Monthly Rankings, California and Vermont Shed Most Jobs in December Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia between December 2013 and December 2014 while construction employment increased in 38 states and D.C. between November and December, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that construction employment gains are consistent with the general optimism most contractors expressed in the association's recently release Construction Hiring and Business Outlook. "Part of the reason for the positive December construction...

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01/27/15

Arctic Daily Update: January 27, 2015

January 27, 2015   Today's Events Today's Congressional Action:   The Senate is expected to consider legislation regarding the Keystone XL pipeline. The house will consider several trafficking and child-protection legislative provisions.   Media   Aleutian Sanctuary Proposal Stalls Out. The federal government has turned down...

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01/27/15

U.S. Forest Service Issues Final Policy for Over-snow Vehicles on National Forests, Grasslands

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 – The U.S. Forest Service today released the final policy for managing snowmobile and other "over-snow" vehicle use on national forests and grasslands. As directed by court order, the policy requires that roads, trails and areas where over-snow vehicle use can occur be specifically designated by local Forest Service mangers. Previously, managers had the discretion to decide whether to designate specific areas for over-snow vehicle use. "The Forest Service always seeks to provide a wide range of motorized and non-motorized recreational opportunities," said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. "This policy maintains community input and local decision-making so that those with knowledge of local areas can decide how to best...

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Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Inflight Entertainment through March, Introduces New Microsoft-Powered Tablets

01/27/15

Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Inflight Entertainment through March, Introduces New Microsoft-Powered Tablets

SEATTLE, 1/27/2015 — Alaska Airlines today announced it will continue to offer free premium inflight entertainment directly to customers' personal electronic devices for two more months, in addition to the more than 100 titles of free content that are available all the time, to all passengers, as part of the new Alaska Beyond™ experience. All content, including premium movies and TV shows, will be complimentary through March 31, 2015. Starting April 1, customers can still enjoy free access to a wide selection of complimentary custom curated content and purchase premium movies and TV shows starting at $1.99. The new entertainment service is available today on more than half of Alaska's mainline aircraft and will be equipped on nearly all of Alaska's...

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01/27/15

Alaskanomics's Blog: Alaska's Leaders Stand Strong Against Proposed ANWR Designation

Posted: 26 Jan 2015 12:46 PM PST On Sunday, January 25, President Obama and Interior Secretary Jewell announced a plan to ask Congress to declare much of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as wilderness, including the coastal plain. If the President succeeds in changing the area’s designation, exploration and production would forever be prevented on the coastal plain. Alaska’s congressional delegation and Governor were quick to react to the announcement, saying the statement “declared war on Alaska’s future.” All four had strong words against the President’s call to designate the additional area in ANWR as wilderness. Governor Walker stated that the move was “a major setback toward reaching that goal,” referring to the goal...

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01/27/15

Alaska Airlines names Sangita Woerner Vice President of Marketing

SEATTLE, 1/27/2015 — Sangita Woerner has joined Alaska Airlines as vice president of marketing, overseeing the company's strategic marketing, advertising and branding programs. "Sangita's deep brand expertise makes her the perfect fit as we continue to enhance the Alaska brand our customers know and love," said Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden. In her new role, Woerner will be responsible for brand strategy and identity, advertising, media planning, initiatives targeted to specific customer segments and credit card marketing and loyalty programs. Woerner has worked on brand strategy expression at well-known brands including Dove, Suave, Degree and Seattle's Best Coffee. She most recently served as vice president of global coffee brand management at...

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