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Latest Environmental News
The Associated General Contractors of Alaska (AGC) elected a new executive board of directors to close out AGC’s annual conference held at the Captain Cook Hotel.
In addition to helping with oil spill response, Alaska ShoreZone data assists with fisheries research, recreation reconnaissance, climate change research, and even helping calibrate drone software for NASA.
A new spreadsheet-based calculator, called the Stream Quantification Tool, is steadily being adopted by Army Corps Districts throughout the United States for certain CWA 404 permitting projects to better quantify stream impacts and inform mitigation measures.
At Lynden’s Fife, WA Service Center, Safety Supervisor Keith Johnson and Director of Safety Steve Schultz have taken sustainable storm water management to new levels.
University of Alaska Fairbanks professor emeritus and ecologist Terry Chapin has been named the 2019 recipient of the Volvo Environment Prize.
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Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) is pleased to welcome the new Tribal Child Support Attorney Brent Mulvaney.
TDX Corporation, announced that Tina Woods, PhD, has been appointed as Chief Administrative Officer. In her new role, Woods will be responsible for overall leadership of the TDX Support Services Center.
Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) is proud to announce the appointment of its new Chief Technology Innovation Officer (CTIO), Hans Roeterink of Seattle.
Spotlight Business Profiles
The Alaska Maritime Prevention & Response Network
Altman, Rogers & Co.
National Cooperative Bank
PIP Marketing, Signs, Print
Arctic Office Products
AFF Global Logistics
Thomas Head & Greisen, PC
Alaska Safety Alliance
In This Issue
The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.