Day: January 11, 2018

Seven applicants vie for CFEC Commissioner seat

Seven people are being considered to serve as Commissioners for CFEC — Alaska’s Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission. While it may seem like stiff competition, getting the job may be the easy part. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/11CFEC-2.mp3 Seven people have interviewed for a CFEC Commissioner seat. That’s according to Shirley Marquardt, the Governor’s Director of Boards and Commission. “There are just some extremely qualified experienced folks, from background either with CFEC, Department of Fish and Game, or with fisheries,” she says. “You know, it’s just been very impressive.” Applicants include previous CFEC employee Yvonne Marie Fink, and two current employees of the Alaska...

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KHNS News – Jan. 11, 2018

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/11Newscast2.mp3 Seven people vie for a seat on the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission, and the state gets into a disagreement about where Alaska’s new ferries should be...

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Assembly delays decision on expanding raft guiding on the Chilkat

At Haines’ first Assembly meeting this year, disagreement and uncertainty about launch sites for guided tours on the Chilkat River delayed one business owner’s attempts to expand. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/10RAFTING.mp3 Joe Ordonez runs Rainbow Glacier Adventures. Among other tours, his company offers guided rafting on the Chilkat River. He’s asking Assembly permission to expand his permit to contract with Uncruise, a cruise company planning to visit Haines for the first time this summer. “I want the business,” Ordonez said. “I want to work with the community, I want to educate people when they go down the river, I want to do...

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