Shell Oil has replaced one of its top executives in charge of exploration off the coast of Alaska.
As vice president of Shell's Alaska venture, Pete Slaiby traveled the state to build support for Arctic drilling and defend the program against its critics.
He left Anchorage almost two months ago for a new job at Shell's corporate headquarters. An engineer by training, Slaiby's now in charge of decommissioning and restoring equipment throughout the company.
Spokesperson Megan Baldino says that change is not related to problems the company faced during its last Arctic drilling season.
Alaska’s lawmakers are leaving few stones unturned as they look for ways to fill a $3.5 billion deficit. Democrat Bryce Edgmon has been representing the Aleutian Islands throughout the budgeting process.
In this segment of The Exchange, Edgmon discusses the trimmed-down spending plan that’s working its way through the Legislature.
The hiker called for help from Mt. Coxcomb around 9:30 Friday night.
Emergency personnel rescued a hiker and her dog from a precarious peak in Unalaska this weekend.
Fire chief Zac Schasteen says a woman in her late twenties called for help after she became stuck on Mt. Coxcomb on Friday night.
The terrain was rough on the mountain, which overlooks Summer Bay. Schasteen says the woman wasn’t dressed for ice and snow -- and was only carrying water when she first set out from Memorial Park with her dog.
What goes up must come down -- and the crane that Horizon Lines has kept at the Unalaska Marine Center dock for more than 20 years is no exception.
Horizon has hired R.L. Moore Metal Recycling to remove the crane from its rails. Traffic was stopped on Ballyhoo Road around 4 p.m. on Thursday as the contractors made their second attempt in as many days.
Ron Moore says his company has performed similar jobs at ports in Virginia. But the Horizon crane presents a unique problem.