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Saving cash, better communication top DOT aviation priorities

...expansion of the runway safety area at the Kotzebue Airport should be completed this year, the report states. Also in Northwest Alaska, a $15 million rehab and extension project of both runways at the Ambler Airport will commence when the weather...
Exploration off 38%, producing mines strong

...utility, and about an equal amount on fuel for equipment used in the mine, Matthias said.The Red Dog Mine, in northwest Alaska, has a hefty fuel bill, too. Teck Alaska, the mine operator, uses about 20 million gallons of fuel per year...
Bristol Bay Native Corp. acquires Peak Oilfield Services

...field services on the North Slope, Cook Inlet and in the Gulf of Mexico.NANA Regional Corp. of Kotzebue, in northwest Alaska, provides camp services and security on the North Slope and owns and operates a Gulf of Mexico offshore platform...
Alaska exports see record year

...Alaskans across the state," Gov. Sean Parnell said in a statement. Mineral ore exports from the Red Dog mine in Northwest Alaska accounted for $1.4 billion of the state's $1.8 billion in such exports. Zinc ores and concentrates increased...
Conflict minerals: Rhetoric battles reality at Pebble

...River and that the development of Red Dog mine in Northwest Alaska has improved fish habitat by controlling the zinc...Dog mine and the economic boom it has brought to Northwest Alaska, said environmental groups fighting Pebble in impoverished...
Federal cuts will hurt in Alaska

...that. "This is a major program for rural Alaska when you are paying $8 a gallon for fuel," he said. Foster's northwest Alaska district is one of the nation's coldest and most remote. Under state law there might be an obligation to replace...
Industry: Mining increases economic clout

...more than half of the workers at the Red Dog mine in Northwest Alaska live in Anchorage or the Matanuska-Susitna Borough...remaining workers live in communities nearer the mine in Northwest Alaska. Red Dog also purchases equipment and supplies from...
Bering Sea storm riders find Alaska ways of coping

...turning their dog houses away from the hurricane-force winds that hammered the weather-whipped region. When the northwest Alaska village of Point Hope lost power in the barreling storm, locals in the whaling community lined their vehicles along...
Anchorage man delights in teaching Eskimo culture

...during a recent presentation by Topkok at Gruening Middle School. Topkok, an Inupiat Eskimo who hails from the Northwest Alaska village of Teller on the Seward Peninsula, was ostensibly in Andersen's class to speak about Native subsistence...
Appeals won't affect fish in Red Dog Creek

...a restart could require 18 months, according to Teck -- there would be widespread economic impacts throughout Northwest Alaska. The irony is that if the environmental groups win their appeal and the mine shuts down, natural rainfall and melting...


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