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Searchers comb Alaska glacier for GIs killed in 1950s crash

COLONY GLACIER - Scientists and volunteers tethered in safety gear and ice cleats painstakingly scoured the frozen dirt and ice to see if a glacier had given up any more of its dead before they are swept into a lake and lost to history.
Soldotna publishes annexation info

...the city to study the implications of acquiring land currently outside the city limits. Austin Johnson, Soldotna planning and GIS technician, wrote in an email that the comprehensive website is the result of numerous people inquiring about the city's intent...
LiDAR: Provides wealth of information

It was better than Christmas. I was handed the much anticipated Kenai Peninsula 2008 LiDAR data. For a GIS (Geographic Information System) analyst, it is like ice cream to a baby, and we were given 500 gigabytes of the stuff. I've...
Soldotna website gets new look

...according to the new site.Development of the site took a little more than a year, according to Austin Johnson, planning and GIS technician for the city of Soldotna. It was created by Vision Internet, a California-based company that has produced more...
Kenai city planner looks to clean up codes

...Development. He has a certificate in Geographic Information Systems Technology (GIS). Kelley said the GIS portion of his job requires he maintains the citiy's GIS land-use and development database, which includes water and sewer lines, subdivisions...
Rich Lowry: The military vs. Marlboro

...War I and World War II. Gen. John Pershing said cigarettes were as important as bullets. The heavily stubbled, bone-weary GIs depicted in the iconic Bill Mauldin cartoons often have cigarettes drooping from their lips. Up until 1975, cigarettes were...
Mobile Meals

...private property, if it is within the city limits, the vendor must be issued a permit by the city, said Planning and Zoning's GIS Technician Austin Johnson For some food trucks, the transient lifestyle of a food truck can easy turn the summer into chasing...
Firefighters keep Tyonek blaze away from oil and gas facilities

...the regional gas utility. About 150 firefighters are now working to control the fire, Nelson said. Hilcorp was providing GIS equipment to the fire management team, which is based in Palmer. On Wednesday, Hilcorp also took the precaution of draining...
Refuge Notebook: Bye, bye birdie!

...are now and where they are headed while I pull my snowshoes out of storage. Dr. Dawn Robin Magness is a landscape ecologist/GIS manager at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. You can find more information about the Refuge at
Mr. Jeffrey Ryan Dale

...Bachelor's of Science and Geology in 2003. In 2008 he moved to Soldotna where he worked for the Kenai Peninsula Borough in the GIS mapping department. Jeff loved hiking, nature, guitar, fishing and music. His family wrote, "Jeffrey was a gentle soul...


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