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Grantee Spotlight

In 2016, BBNC Education Foundation began providing funds to promote, preserve and celebrate Alaska Native cultural heritage. At the Manokotak Nunaniq School, instructor Alfred Gosuk of Togiak worked with 13 middle and high school students to make traditional Yup’ik uluaq. Alfred created an independent environment where students made their own uluaq with his careful guidance….Read More

Rachel Tilden: From BBI to Peace Corps Volunteer

Motivated by a passion for service, Rachel Tilden, an intern for the BBI HR department this summer, is fulfilling her dream of making a difference by joining the Peace Corps. An interest that began in high school, her assignment will take her to Fiji for 27 months to work as a teacher’s assistant while completing…Read More

Aerostar SES Leading the Way on Identification of Emerging Contaminants

Aerostar SES is investigating a group of compounds that resist heat, water and oil. These synthetic compounds—known as PFAS—are used in hundreds of industrial and consumer products including non-stick cookware, food packaging, waterproof clothing, fabric stain protectors, lubricants, paints, and firefighting foams such as aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF). PFAS compounds are persistent, resist degradation, and…Read More

Kakivik expands Rope Access Services across the globe

Kakivik is proud to announce the expansion of its Rope Access Program to include 11 Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) Level 3 supervisors. Adam Wood and Craig McCallum, both of whom are new to the organization, will lead the program. Rope Access is a method used to provide a safe, cost effective, and efficient…Read More

Peak and Tesoro Alaska: A Perfect Match for Development on the Kenai Peninsula

Peak Oilfield Service Company’s Kenai operations was recently awarded a highly competitive, three-year contract to provide operations and maintenance services at the Tesoro refinery in Nikiski, Alaska. Peak was the previous, two-time incumbent for this scope of work. The continuation of this contract with Tesoro Alaska signals more than just a general contractor/client relationship. Both…Read More

Stay Up-To-Date on Pebble Happenings with Pebble Watch

Pebble Watch has rolled out a new look to its website, including a mobile version, giving readers more ways to learn about the latest Pebble mine news. Pebble Watch does not advocate for or against development of the proposed mine. It’s an unusual stance, but one that ensures all shareholders can get information they need…Read More

Public Input Needed on EPA Decision to Withdraw Pebble Mine Restrictions

October 17 is the deadline for public comments on EPA’s recent decision to withdraw its “Proposed Determination,” a document it published in July 2014 recommending restrictions on large-scale mining at the Pebble deposit. The EPA had studied the Bristol Bay watershed between 2011 and 2014, and concluded that developers couldn’t assure there would be no…Read More