Chugach Forest Plan Revision – Our Comments

Matt Kinney & Tabitha Gregory Box 1540, Valdez, AK 99686 July 31, 2013 U.S. Forest Service Chugach National Forest RE: COMMENTS REGARDING CHUGACH NATIONAL FOREST PLAN REVISION We support the current process to revise the Chugach National Forest Plan (CNF). Our primary concern is CNF lands south of Valdez and Thompson Pass/Marshall Pass. Since the last revision, unanticipated changes […]

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Power To The People

The proposal to relocate a section of the power line through Thompson Pass has not drawn much of my attention this summer. Others, though, are not standing by idly. Area citizens are concerned about an application by Copper Valley Electric Association (CVEA) to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) presenting various proposals to move some of the towering earth-toned […]

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Sum Of All Parts by Matt Kinney

Things were getting ridiculously heavy. Like many telemark skiers enjoying unlimited terrain options made possible by burly boots, fat skis and clunker bindings, I kept laying on more “wall to wall” skins. Before long I was hauling nearly twenty pounds on my feet into the wilds. Since 1990, we had nearly doubled the amount of weight on our feet to […]

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