Juneau, Alaska — Every year, the Path to Prosperity program provides small businesses across Southeast Alaska with an opportunity to network, grow their business knowledge, and compete for $50,000. The 2018 Path to Prosperity winners are Mud Bay Lumber Company and Juneau Composts.
Scientists are developing advanced imaging technology that will enable drones to collect information essential for managing Alaska’s depleted northern fur seal population.
Calling Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s $134 million reduction to the University of Alaska’s FY20 operating budget extreme, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen said that he would have no choice but to propose to the Board of Regents deep cuts for every UA campus including community campuses, major reductions to faculty and staff, and reduction and elimination of educational programs and services across the state.
US Senator Lisa Murkowski chaired the Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s first hearing of the 116th Congress, to examine the outlook for energy and minerals markets. The hearing featured witnesses from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), ClearView Energy Partners, the R Street Institute, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.
The Alaska Alliance is asking interested parties in the community to join them at Dena’ina Center on February 11 to show support for the proposed oil and gas lease program that would allow limited activity within ANWR’s 1002 Area.
Trilogy Metals announced a $2 million increase in its Upper Kobuk Mineral Project (UKMP), located in the Ambler Mining District. The increase raises Trilogy’s 2019 exploration budget for UKMP to $18.2 million.