Ice roads are an “elegant” solution to the problem of accessing Alaska’s remote projects, taking advantage of locally sourced materials without long-term effects on the delicate tundra.
Effective leadership is paramount to the success of every business, and an increasing number of executives and managers in Alaska are capitalizing on leadership coaching to enhance their expertise and create positive outcomes for their organization.
“I saw a lot of opportunity to grow it, even though it was an established business, and it was one of those feel-good businesses where the public really embraces it and everyone feels like it’s theirs: it belongs to them, it’s their Bagoy’s,” says Chanda Mines, who owns the florist shop with her husband Randy.
Economists were cautiously optimistic in their predictions for what 2020 would hold for the state’s economy. What none of them saw coming—what nobody saw coming—was the COVID-19 pandemic and the crippling economic damage it would cause.
“We are a well-tested community, which is assisting us in identifying cases early to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our community,” says Audrey Gray, lead public information officer of the Anchorage Emergency Operations Center.
The rapidly warming climate is having negative impacts on rural communities in Alaska, where there are already significant barriers to creating the necessary infrastructure for solid waste and sewage management.