Cuts In The Budget For Commercial Fishing Have Lead To Staffing Reductions

first_imgDF & G Division Director Scott Kelley outlined the agency’s budget to the House Finance Subcommittee on Fish and Game on Thursday, February 1. According to reports presented by Kelley, the state has cut the department’s general fund by more than 36 percent since 2015, leading to an approximately 6 percent cut for the state Division of Commercial Fisheries. Kelley says the division also has cut smaller fisheries like herring in order to limit cuts to the lucrative salmon fisheries on the Kenai Peninsula. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-commercial-fishing-cuts.mp3VmJennifer-on-commercial-fishing-cuts.mp300:00RPdcenter_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has begun the process of reducing staff in the commercial fishing division due to increased budget cuts. Kelley told the committee that staffing has been reduced by roughly 11 percent since 2015, causing the division to limit personnel on weirs and other projects: “We have 278 permanents, 382 seasonals, and total positions in the division of 660. Overall the percentage change in staffing from 2015 to now is 11 percent. So we’ve reduced our staff by 11 percent since 2015.”last_img read more

Hilcorp Founder And CEO Steps Down After Over 30 Years

first_imgHildebrand started the San-Antonio, Texas based company nearly 30 years ago. At this time Hilcorp has yet to comment on the changes except to confirm the transition. Hilcorp is also pursuing development of the first offshore oil production in federal Arctic waters, the Liberty Project. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The CEO and founder of Hilcorp has announced that he has stepped down from his position effective in November of 2017. According to Hilcorp, Hildebrand is not leaving the company, and will be staying on as the executive chairman of the company. Jeffery Hildebrand has handed over the position to the company’s former executive vice president, Greg Lalicker, an announcement that was made to the company in November. According to state data, in 2017, Hilcorp was Alaska’s third largest oil producer and second largest gas producer. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Hilcorp-CEO.mp3VmJennifer-on-Hilcorp-CEO.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

AMHS Working To Resume Ferry Service

first_imgTo inquire about your refund call the AMHS Reservations Call Center at 1-800-642-0066. The Reservations Call Center is open Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The agreement allows the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) to begin preparations to resume ferry service to coastal communities. Lituya – Will begin with KTN – ANB run at 10:45am on Sunday, August 4th.Tazlina – Will begin with a revised schedule of JNU-HNS-JNU run at 7:00am on Sunday, August 4th.LeConte – Will begin with JNU-GUS run at 7:00am on Sunday, August 4th.Aurora – Will begin with a revised schedule of VDZ-WTR-CDV run at 7:30am on Sunday, August 4th.Malaspina – Will begin with JNU – PSG run at 5:45pm on Sunday, August 4th.Tustumena – Will begin with KOD – HOM run at 10:15pm on Wednesday, August 7th.Columbia – Will begin with KTN – BEL run at 3:00pm on Wednesday, August, 7th.Kennicott – Will begin with KTN – BEL run at 3:00pm on Thursday, August 8th.This schedule is also posted at www.FerryAlaska.com. AMHS is still refunding passengers for sailings canceled through service resumption dates. AMHS staff will never request credit card information from passengers. Refunds are automatically returned to the credit card on file. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State of Alaska and Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific (IBU) reached a tentative agreement late Thursday night on a new three-year contract.last_img read more

Governor Dunleavy Recognizes Patriot Day

first_imgGovernor Dunleavy ended the message with proclaiming September 11, as Patriot Day in Alaska, and encouraged all Alaskans to take this day as one of service and compassion as we remember the events of that fateful day. “We will forever remember and honor the nearly 3,000 innocent Americans who lost their lives on that day, and remember their families, friends, and loved ones who continue to carry the memories of their lives forward. We recognize and honor the heroism of the first responders – the firefighters, police, emergency personnel, health care providers, and citizens who came to the aid of others during, and immediately following the attacks, some of whom laid down their lives while helping to evacuate and rescue others. He issued a video statement on Wednesday addressing the state of Alaska:“On September 11, 2001, the American people endured the worst terrorist attack on United States soil in the nation’s history, with courage and heroism. While the attacks were meant to divide our great nation, we responded by standing together in a remarkable display of the spirit of unity, resolve, and compassion for one another that represented the best of the American spirit. “On this day and every day, we as Americans reflect on the importance of freedom, liberty, patriotism, and love of our country, and are grateful for the privileges and rights that we hold as Americans. Let us honor and reflect on those we have lost, and stand firm in our resolve to defend and preserve our great nation and the freedom, which has made us so, and recommit to live in a spirit of unity and compassion that binds us together as Americans.”center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Mike Dunleavy has proclaimed today, September 11, as “Patriot Day” and has ordered all state and U.S. flags to fly at half-staff to honor victims and their families, first responders, caregivers, and service men and women. Flags are to return to full staff by sunrise on September 12.last_img read more

8020 Media Shuts Down

first_imgRELATED: Memo from 8020’s CEO 8020 Media, a publisher heralded for its community-driven editorial model, is shutting down.The four-year-old company, which had published JPG, a photography magazine comprised of user-submitted content, simply ran out of money, its CEO, Mitchell Fox, wrote in a memo late last week. “In the face of these extraordinary economic times, in a devastated advertising climate, we can no longer continue to operate the business due to lack of funds,” he wrote. “So, while we sit here at the precipice of profitability, the negative marketplace forces are too strong to overcome, and we must take this regrettable action.”8020 had been backed by Halsey Minor, the founder of CNET. According to a post on the New York Times Web site, Minor had recently offered to sell 8020 to Meredith and Condé Nast, without success.According to the post, 8020’s 18 employees were given the holiday week off. During the week, they received individual telephone calls and e-mails with the news that the company had exhausted its options and would shut down.“There is no doubt that our company has done what no others have yet to do,” Fox wrote. “That is, prove that the Web and print can work effectively together, one supporting the other.”“However, none of us could have predicted the global economic collapse we’ve witnessed in the past few months,” Fox continued. “So our timing to grow the business and bring it to profitability through even the smallest amount of additional funding could not have been worse.In August, the San Francisco-based company was forced to fold Everywhere, its travel magazine. At the time, Fox told FOLIO: that 8020 would not only relaunch Everywhere “before the end of the year for sure,” the company would launch as many as three new titles in the first quarter of 2009.Even before the shuttering of Everywhere, there was trouble at 8020.  Husband and wife co-founders Derek Powazek and Heather Powazek Champ left the company in 2007 over “significant differences of opinion regarding the direction of 8020.” The pair, which founded 8020 with Paul Cloutier in 2004, accused Cloutier of rewriting the company’s history.last_img read more

Penton Shutters Two Print Titles

first_imgPublished continuously since 1877, the print edition of American Machinist carried a monthly frequency while Welding Design & Fabrication published six times annually. The American Machinist Web site averages 90,000 monthly pageviews and 46,000 unique visitors, the company said. Welding Design & Fabrication’s site gets 1.04 million page views and 87,000 unique visitors per month.Penton’s manufacturing and supply chain group also publishes several other brands including IndustryWeek, Logistics Today, Forging and Foundry Management & Technology. Trade publisher Penton Media has folded the print editions of American Machinist and Welding Design & Fabrication. The titles were published under Penton’s manufacturing and supply chain group.Each title will continue to produce their respective Web sites, Penton said. According to group president John DiPaola, the “transition to online information delivery for these two brands is a necessary change to best meet the needs of the industry.”It wasn’t clear how many layoffs were associated with the closings as a company spokesperson declined to comment on “headcount.” last_img read more