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

Over 30,000 Indian Trust Settlement Class Members Missing

Deadline to submit documentation: November 27, 2017 In late 2010, the class action litigation initiated by key plaintiff Elouise Cobell v. Salazar against the Department of Interior (“DOI”) settled for $3.4 billion, and President Barack Obama signed legislation authorizing the reimbursement of funds to eligible class members. The final deadline for submitting documentation so that…Read More

Alaska Wild Salmon Celebrated in the Nation’s Capital

This September Alaska Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan introduced a resolution marking September as Alaska Wild Salmon month, recognizing the contribution Alaska wild salmon makes to the U.S. and Alaska economies, supporting 38,000 jobs and $2 billion in annual income. It also “encourages individuals, corporations, and other relevant organizations to help celebrate the sustainable…Read More

2017 Bristol Bay Leadership Forum

BBNC invites Bristol Bay village corporations, village and city councils, and boroughs to the 2017 Bristol Bay Leadership Forum (BBLF) December 7-8, 2017, in Anchorage, Alaska. The event will feature speakers and workshops focused on current issues that are important to the Bristol Bay region. We welcome your suggestions for topics at the forum. Registration…Read More

Save The Date: AFN Convention in Anchorage

The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) will host its annual convention October 19-21, 2017, at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The theme of the event, “Strength In Unity: Leadership- Partnerships- Social Justice,” underlines the vital importance of a statewide unified approach to the many shared challenges and opportunities the Native community is facing this…Read More