Tag Archives: Schoenfeld

Stedman spends most for legislative travel

Sitka Sen. Bert Stedman presides over the Energy Council’s 2013 State and Provincial Trends in Energy and the Environment Conference June 21st in the North Dakota Capitol. Energy Council trips made up about 40 percent of Stedman's 2013 travel expenses.

State officials recently released documents showing how much each legislator spent on travel last year. Sen. Bert Stedman is No. 1 and Rep. Peggy Wilson is No. 8. more

Update: Ferry LeConte ready to sail

The ferry LeConte docks in Skagway in 2009. The ship is in drydock to repair a broken bow thruster. (J Webber/Creative Commons)

The ferry LeConte will return to service at least a day later than expected. Thursday sailings have been canceled due to ongoing bow-thruster repairs. more

Tree dates eruption that spewed ash across Southeast

The charcoal tree found near Sitka is 13,180 years old. (Courtesy Kitty LaBounty)

We recently told you the story of an ancient, charcoal tree found beneath a pile of ash near Sitka. Tests show it’s more than 13,000 years old. more

Tree buried in eruption could reveal seismic secrets

Forest Service Geologist Jim Baichtal samples the charcoal tree found embedded in pumice on Kruzof Island, near Sitka. (Courtesy Kitty LaBounty)

A charcoal tree found embedded in pumice could help scientists learn more about Alaska volcanoes. more

Collaboration keeps contract in Kake

The village of Kake is on Keku Strait, 38 air miles northwest of Petersburg and 95 air miles southwest of Juneau. A local contractor starts soon on a Forest Service project tailored for small, local businesses. Photo by Melati Kaye.

A collaborative effort involving government, environment and business interests has kept a construction contract in Kake. While it’s a small job, those involved say it’s a model that could be duplicated in other economically-strapped villages. more

Energy Cents targets home heat, power costs

Home energy improvement supplies and tools.

A new energy-conservation effort is targeting home power and heating costs in more than a dozen Southeast Alaska communities. more