CVTC RETIRES $1,831,500. IN CAPITAL CREDITS
The Board of Directors of Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative (CVTC) recently approved the 2014 general retirement of patronage capital credits concerning the remaining 70% of 1991, 35% of 1992 and 10% of the allocations for members purchasing CVTC services in 2013. A cooperative is obligated to pay the credits (all such amounts in excess of operating costs and expenses) to a capital account for each member. On a regular basis, the board reviews the financial stability of CVTC, ultimately determining if they are financially able to pay out the capital credits to our members.
ALASKA YOUTH VOTERS Medford/Somerville, MA – Youth vote experts from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) – the preeminent, non-partisan research center on youth engagement based at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service – today released in-depth analysis on youth voters in Alaska during Tuesday’s highly competitive U.S. Senate election in the state.
The Arctic Policy Commission, tasked with guiding Alaska’s lawmakers on the needs and future of the state’s Arctic lands and waters, is finishing up two years of work and preparing to present its final recommendations to the state.
Oil companies spent big money Wednesday for rights to explore the Colville River Delta and other state territory, making this year’s North Slope auction the richest Alaska state lease sale in 21 years.
A set of rules that will govern shipping in international Arctic waters is on the edge of approval as members of the International Maritime Organization meet and are expected to approve proposed new safety measures with implementation set for 2017.
Tool to help track changes in ocean chemistry
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Trial begins in 2012 Anchorage murder case
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Feds: Agency serious about Alaska forest changes
JUNEAU, Alaska - The Forest Service is serious about transitioning the nation's largest forest from old-growth to young growth timber harvests, an official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture said
Alaska spends $100K defending gay marriage lawsuit
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The state has spent more than $103,000 to defend a lawsuit that overturned Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage, and it would spend more than triple that amount if it has to pay plain
Pot backer who quit TV job on air fights subpoena
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