Share |

Content about Geography of the United States

September 27, 2015

In his call for a Special Session of the legislature to discuss a natural gas pipeline project, Governor Bill Walker surprised all the players by proposing a reserves gas tax on oil and natural gas. Such a tax would slam leaseholders on the Alaska North Slope for not bringing projects online.

September 4, 2015

While it is always a positive to see the Chief Executive visit the state, given the Obama regime’s hostility to resource development had a lot of us worried. So far, there are no new National Monuments (yet).

August 26, 2015

Fish counts on the Kenai for the second run of red salmon are particularly important for all user groups in Cook Inlet, unfortunately the resource appears to be managed so as to maximize the number of red salmon in the nets of the 1,404 commercial fishermen making up the drift fleet in the Inlet.

August 11, 2015

While the rest of the state is out chasing salmon and filling freezers, former Backbone member Bill Walker is busily “nationalizing” natural gas utilities here in Alaska, reversing a decades old move to privatization that has all but solved recent Railbelt natural gas shortages.

While the rest of the state is out chasing salmon and filling freezers, former Backbone member Bill Walker is busily “nationalizing” natural gas utilities here in Alaska, reversing a decades old move to privatization that has all but solved recent Railbelt natural gas shortages.

July 14, 2015

Interesting confluence of economics and jobs news over the last week here in Alaska. First there was the news that the red return into Bristol Bay may be only half what was expected. Late last week, the Army announced that they would be cutting some 2,600 troops at join Base Elmendorf – Richardson (JBER). Cue the expected wailing, lamentations, and rending of garments.

Interesting confluence of economics and jobs news over the last week here in Alaska. First there was the news that the red return into Bristol Bay may be only half what was expected. Late last week, the Army announced that they would be cutting some 2,600 troops at join Base Elmendorf – Richardson (JBER). Cue the expected wailing, lamentations, and rending of garments.

June 7, 2015

There are events with significant environmental impact that take place from time to time. They are all natural and generally not predictable. The more energy we spend lighting our hair on fire, running around waving our arms and whining about things with no demonstrable environmental impact, the less we will have available when something real, serious, and devastating happens.

April 26, 2015

Question: What happens when the Governor decides he really wants to be Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G)? Answer: He starts recommending “cost effective” wildlife control techniques to his appointees.

Question: What happens when the Governor decides he really wants to be Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G)? Answer: He starts recommending “cost effective” wildlife control techniques to his appointees.

April 5, 2015

One of the rites of spring for my youngest and me is to take an afternoon in April and attend the Great Alaska Sportsman’s Show here in Anchorage. Part of the reason is to look at all the new toys. Part is to reconnect with people I know. Part is to take a look at the anti-development jackals and see what their latest pack of lies is.
 

One of the rites of spring for my youngest and me is to take an afternoon in April and attend the Great Alaska Sportsman’s Show here in Anchorage. It tends to refocus the mind from removing ice and snow from the driveway to preparing for the upcoming fishing and hunting season here in Alaska.

March 9, 2015

Alice Rogoff’s fish wrapper decided late last week their axis of attack on the Republican majority in the legislature was to go after conservatives, particularly those with some connection to mining on vague claims of conflict of interest.

Alice Rogoff’s fish wrapper decided late last week their axis of attack on the Republican majority in the legislature was to go after conservatives, particularly those with some connection to mining on vague claims of conflict of interest.

February 23, 2015

Petroleum Club of Anchorage

3301 C St., Anchorage AK

http://www.coffeyforanchorage.com/

Petroleum Club of Anchorage

3301 C St., Anchorage AK

http://www.coffeyforanchorage.com/

February 23, 2015

The Federal Subsistence Board met here in Anchorage Jan. 21 – 23 at the Dena’ina Center. During the meeting, it entertained three proposals for subsistence fishing in SouthCentral Alaska. Two proposals for a pair of gill net locations across the Kenai and one for a set net location across the upper Kasilof were approved.

February 2, 2015

The Bridge

221 West Ship Creek Ave., Anchorage AK

Guest Speakers US Senator Dan Sullivan and Julie Fate Sullivan

http://anchoragerepublicanwomensclub.com/

The Bridge

221 West Ship Creek Ave., Anchorage AK

Guest Speakers US Senator Dan Sullivan and Julie Fate Sullivan

http://anchoragerepublicanwomensclub.com/

January 18, 2015

MAT-SU REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S CLUB
ANNUAL LINCOLN DAY DINNER & AUCTION
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015
5:00 pm Social / 6:00 pm Dinner
(Prime Rib or Halibut)
Evangelo’s Restaurant, Wasilla, Alaska
Tickets: $50.00 per person
 

MAT-SU REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S CLUB
ANNUAL LINCOLN DAY DINNER & AUCTION
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015
5:00 pm Social / 6:00 pm Dinner
(Prime Rib or Halibut)
Evangelo’s Restaurant, Wasilla, Alaska
Tickets: $50.00 per person
 

January 18, 2015

Hangar Ballroom

2 Marine Way #106

Juneau, AK

Hangar Ballroom

2 Marine Way #106

Juneau, AK

January 11, 2015

Perhaps the new budget wars give us here in Alaska the opportunity to start deconstructing the education blob and replacing it with something more responsive to the needs of the parents, students and the working world our children (and ourselves) are having to deal with.

The budget wars have been joined with the new administration gleefully cancelling infrastructure projects regardless of cost and regardless of positive future economic impact.

December 31, 2014

Governor Bill Walker issued an administrative order Friday, December 26, 2014 directing all state agencies to stop non-obligated spending on the following six projects: the Ambler Road, Juneau Access Road, Watana Dam, Kodiak Launch Project, Knik Arm Crossing, and the Alaska Stand-Alone Pipeline Project.

December 24, 2014

There is a 200 mile proposed road in Alaska starting near Fairbanks and stretching west and north to give access to a mining district in the region. It is called the Ambler Road and is in the midst of route selection. There are few roads in that part of the state.

There is a 200 mile proposed road in Alaska starting near Fairbanks and stretching west and north to give access to a mining district in the region. It is called the Ambler Road and is in the midst of route selection. There are few roads in that part of the state. http://www.ambleraccess.org/projects/ambler/index.html

December 19, 2014

One of the refrains we hear from the Walker-ites and on the talk shows these days is that the fiscal crunch puts “everything on the table.” I would submit that everything is most certainly not on the table, as decisions by the new Walker administration will be driven by their worldview and prejudices just like those before they came into town.

With the crash in the per barrel price of oil to the $60/bbl range, we here in Alaska are faced with the latest round of fiscal crises. That level is about half the per barrel forecast that former Governor Parnell’s budget was based upon.

December 6, 2014

Sue Asplund of the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association fired the next round of anti-development cage rattling on the editorial pages of the Dispatch Thursday, this one calling for cancelling oil and gas leases in Bristol Bay for all time. The excuse once again is any development will instantly and irrevocably destroy the fishery for all time.

October 18, 2014

Democrats found themselves quite a candidate to run for House District 13 in East Anchorage. Laurie Hummel is a 30-year Army Colonel who is painting herself as the very picture of fiscal restraint. She claims to be running because the last Legislature and LeDoux in particular simply spent too much money.

Democrats found themselves quite a candidate to run for House District 13 in East Anchorage. Laurie Hummel is a 30-year Army Colonel who is painting herself as the very picture of fiscal restraint. She claims to be running because the last Legislature and LeDoux in particular simply spent too much money.

October 16, 2014

Fox Hollow Chalet, 11701 Brayton Drive, Anchorage

Fox Hollow Chalet, 11701 Brayton Drive, Anchorage

October 16, 2014

MatSu Family Restaurant in Wasilla

Admission price is free. The Mat-Su Family Restaurant graciously provides the back room for large groups. It would be nice return gesture to order a meal or a dessert to support their business.

Hosted by the Alaska Republican Assembly
 

MatSu Family Restaurant in Wasilla

October 13, 2014

Petroleum Club of Alaska

3301 C St., # 120, Anchorage AK

http://www.ananddubey.com/

Petroleum Club of Alaska

3301 C St., # 120, Anchorage AK

http://www.ananddubey.com/

October 3, 2014

Alaska Right to Life Annual Dinner - Palmer

Saturday, October 4 at 7:00pm

Farm Loop Christian Center in Palmer, Alaska

5900 N Farm Loop, Palmer, AK 99645


 

Alaska Right to Life Annual Dinner - Palmer

Saturday, October 4 at 7:00pm

Farm Loop Christian Center in Palmer, Alaska

5900 N Farm Loop, Palmer, AK 99645

http://www.farmloopchristiancenter.org/Home.html

October 1, 2014

Gwennie's Old Alaska Restaurant

4333 Spenard Rd., Anchorage AK

https://www.facebook.com/events/562688610525822/?ref=6&ref_notif_type=pl...

Gwennie's Old Alaska Restaurant

4333 Spenard Rd., Anchorage AK

https://www.facebook.com/events/562688610525822/?ref=6&ref_notif_type=pl...