FAIRBANKS — A Vancouver, British Columbia firm wants to explore for gold on land used for ski runs at the Interior’s oldest downhill ski area.

A project advanced Wednesday won’t lead to immediate mining work at Mount Aurora Skiland on the Steese Highway, but it does complicate an already difficult ownership transition at the business, said Ski Land Inc. board member and longtime skier Jeff Fay. 

Read more at the Fairbanks Daily News Miner.

With close to 650,000 square miles to explore, Alaska offers up no shortage of things to do, 12 months a year. From Ketchikan to Barrow, and all places in-between, Alaska is a land of unparalleled natural beauty and cultural heritage, unlike anywhere else on the planet.

Read more at the Fairbanks Daily News Miner.

Anthony Chiarello, president and CEO of TOTE, was recently honored as a Champion of Change by the White House for his role in leading the movement to natural gas as a marine fuel. 

TOTE is the first in the U.S. to convert its fleet to liquefied natural gas (LNG) in response to stricter air quality standards in the U.S. waters. The company announced plans in 2012 to convert its vessels serving the Alaska trade from Tacoma. TOTE is also the first in the world to build natural gas-powered container ships, which serve the Puerto Rico trade.

Read the full post on the White House blog


Ethisphere Institute honors Saltchuk companies and the culture of ethics that unites them.

SEATTLE, WA – March 21, 2014– Saltchuk, one of the nation’s leading freight transportation and distribution companies, announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company®.

Click over to Company News for the full release.