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Slope construction season still strong amid price plunge

...winter and spring.In another development, independent Brooks Range Petroleum has started its drilling of production wells...Drilling Rig 16E was moved to the location in December.Brooks Range plans to award contracts for fabrication of field production...
Refuge Notebook: Celebrating marmots

...hemisphere worldwide. In Alaska, there are three marmots, the Alaska or Brower's marmot which is restricted to the Brooks Range, the woodchuck (or groundhog) which is restricted to the eastern interior north of the Alaska Range, and the hoary...
Unhinged Alaska: Silent night, heavenly light

...was on an Asian mountain top or the environs of the Brooks Range. Christmas has always been a quintessential time for...midnight, as I passed through the rolling hills north of Brooks Range, the moonless, sub-zero, sky was suffused with...
What others say: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

...Highway, providing access for mining companies to harvest copper, zinc, lead and silver on the south slopes of the Brooks Range. At an estimated cost of around $400 million, the road doesn't have quite the sticker shock as bigger-ticket...
Walker faced with widening deficit scenario

...Ambler resource access road, which could be built from the Dalton Highway to mineral exploration areas in the western Brooks Range.The budget also did not include any money for the Knik Arm crossing, a large project in the advanced planning stage...
5 things to know about Alaska's midterm election

...that doesn't want to be on the ballot. Thom Walker won the primary election without campaigning. He works in the Brooks Range, and party officials say he posted his withdrawal from the race on their Facebook site. The problem is, he's mostly...
Candidates answer questions on Super PACS

...and divide Alaskans along strong partisan and ideological lines. (Recently), Outside groups that can't tell the Brooks Range from a gas range dropped $9.5 million on TV time in Alaska to attack me. Groups supported by the Koch brothers have...
What other say: Governor's budget reflects reality season, additional investment from BP on the way and ongoing exploration and development by Repsol and Brooks Range will total billions of dollars and hundreds if not thousands of jobs for the future.South to Cook Inlet, ConocoPhillips...
Alaska has lots to offer in wintertime

...trail through a foot or two of snow. A friend of mine wants to ski 150 miles from Anaktuvuk Pass to Wiseman in the Brooks Range, but I don't know if I'm ready for that.Here's the plan. You round up a few friends with snowmachines, split...
It won't be long now ...

...mowing the lawn and nursing along her outdoor flower pots.I recall one time when I was away from the south bank of Brooks Range area of the Dalton Highway for just over a week and returned to discover a radically changed environment. I'm talking...


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