CIRI, an Alaskan Native corporation, is selling its 13 acres of undeveloped oceanfront land in Hawaii that’s primed for a luxury residential project for an undisclosed price, the company with the listing said Monday.
Located in Poipu on the South Shore of the island of Kauai, the Makahuena Point Subdivision has 10 parcels that are fully entitled for luxury homes and is described as the last remaining undeveloped oceanfront parcels in the area, according to CBRE Hawaii, which is listing the property for the owner, CIRI Land Development Co., a subsidiary of Cook Inlet Region Inc.
The development calls for up to eight waterfront and two interior luxury single-family homes, and the Anchorage-based firm, which is similar to Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii, has received all the necessary entitlements and the special management area permit to develop the land.
CIRI Land Development said it expects to grade the property and install all necessary infrastructure for the development of the luxury homes.
and Jr., both of CBRE, are leading the marketing efforts for the sale of the land.
“The high-net-worth land market on Kauai has been one of the strongest segments of the real estate market in Hawaii over the past few years and we anticipate this trophy land listing will follow that trend,” Thoms said in a statement.
Construction on the Makahuena development, which is located Pee Road in Koloa at the site of the old Makahuena Point Coast Guard light station, was originally scheduled to start in January, but that date has been pushed to 2017.
“We are committed to a quality development and did not want to rush the project until all of the permits and design work are approved and ready to go so that construction activities can be completed as timely as possible,” said , vice president of CIRI Land Development, in a statement.
January 12th, 2016 Posted By: Morgan Howard No Comments
by Alex DeMarban- Alaska Dispatch
Doyon used this rig to drill a well in the Nenana basin in 2013, about 60 miles southwest of Fairbanks. The company is planning to drill a third well this summer in its hunt for oil. Doyon
Alaska Native regional corporations are wildcatting for oil and gas in the state’s frontier basins, eyeing little-explored prospects after dusting off old studies by major oil companies.
They aren't seeking the huge petroleum discoveries like those on the North Slope that have buoyed giants such as BP, Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips.
Instead, they say smaller finds will serve their goals of creating jobs for local residents and providing affordable energy in villages beset with towering costs, including more than $10 a gallon for gasoline and heating oil in some areas.
Doyon Ltd., the state's largest private landowner, is targeting an oil prospect in the Nenana basin about 60 miles southwest of its Fairbanks headquarters.
Getting to its remote camps means ferrying workers and portable drill rigs across the Nenana River. But with the state’s highway system, railroad and power grid a relatively close 10 miles away, discoveries can be “quite modest” yet still economical, said Jim Mery, senior vice president for Doyon.
“This is going to look a lot more like a Lower 48 project or maybe a Canadian prairie project,” and not the big oil fields many Alaskans are accustomed to, he said.
Other Native corporations eyeing frontier basins include Ahtna, planning to drill a gas well this spring near its headquarters in Glennallen, and NANA, which wants to conduct seismic surveys not far from its Northwest Alaska headquarters in Kotzebue.
The exploratory work is eligible for the state tax credits that some lawmakers want to reduce to help counter a massive budget deficit caused by sliding oil prices and historically low oil production.
A Senate working group that held hearings on the tax credits last fall cited Native corporations’ unique role in Alaska as one reason frontier exploration should continue to receive a benefit if the $500 million program is scaled back.
Created by the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, the corporations and nine other regional Native corporations are supposed to use their large land holdings to promote “economic health” in their regions, said the summary report from the Senate working group. They also return profits to their Alaska Native shareholders.
The uniqueness of the frontier basins is another reason the tax credits, which can reimburse up to two-thirds of explorers’ costs, should be continued for frontier efforts, the report said.
“These are virtually unexplored and undeveloped parts of the state, so those incentives will help bring them on line, just like it revitalized Cook Inlet,” said Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, who convened the working group.
Besides the North Slope and Cook Inlet fields, Alaska is home to about a dozen sedimentary basins that have never had proven, significant discoveries leading to oil or gas production, said Paul Decker, resource evaluation manager in the state’s oil and gas division.
That could change, however, if the right economic, geologic and other conditions aligned, he said.
Collectively, the frontier basins have been called Middle Earth, the area outside Cook Inlet and the North Slope.
“This is wildcat country,” Decker said.
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Doyon, owning 12.5 million acres, is primarily hunting for oil. It believes some prospects in the Nenana basin may contain about 60 million barrels of oil and 200 billion cubic feet of gas.
That amount of gas would be enough to heat and power Fairbanks for 20 or so years, if the entire city of 30,000 converts to natural gas, Mery said. Also, propane refined from the natural gas could be hauled down the Tanana and Yukon rivers to several villages, helping lower heating costs and possibly electricity there, too.
The discovery could be so small that crude oil would initially be delivered by truck to the refinery at North Pole near Fairbanks.
The company also hopes to put oil into the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline for markets outside Alaska.
“These activities have a high degree of risk and we may not find anything of production (value),” Mery said. “This is still frontier exploration. But every step we’ve taken in the last five years has been a positive step.”
In the 1980s, Arco and Shell separately explored the Nenana basin. They stopped exploring the area when that decade’s oil price collapse ate into profits, Mery said.
Also abandoning the region then were Exxon and Amoco, which later merged with BP. The two companies explored the Yukon Flats north of Fairbanks, but left after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 shifted Exxon’s attention away from the region.
Doyon dusted off those seismic studies to look at both areas, and has conducted its own seismic studies.
The work has involved flying in equipment on Hercules cargo aircraft to reach camps in the Yukon Flats, and building a 15-mile dirt road near Nenana prospects. By the end of this year, the company will have spent about $100 million, with $60 million of that reimbursed by state tax credits, Mery said.
This summer, the company plans to drill its third well in recent years in the Nenana basin, part of seasonal work employing 60 to 90 people.
Oil and gas production can lead to jobs and higher dividends for the corporation’s 20,000 shareholders, while also providing oil field work for Doyon companies such as Doyon Drilling, an equipment and services provider.
“This potentially creates new markets for our other companies,” Mery said.
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Ahtna, with 1,900 shareholders, hopes to discover natural gas to help lower the cost of living in the Copper River region in Southcentral Alaska. Residents there mostly burn costly heating oil to warm homes, said Tom Maloney, chief executive of Ahtna Netiye, an Ahtna holding company.
Lower costs will help stop the out-migration of residents from the region’s eight villages, he said.
“Affordable energy is one of the biggest reasons people are leaving the various villages around the state,” he said.
Eleven wells have been drilled in the last half century, including by companies such as Amoco in the 1980s, said Maloney.
Ahtna has analyzed data from the wells and is focused on an area about 12 miles west of Glennallen, population 500.
Last winter, Ahtna built a 175-mile trail, allowing workers on snowmachines to provide ground support to a large rig engaged in shooting seismic waves. This year, the corporation is building its first drilling pad and employing about 75 people. Drilling is set to begin April 1, with Texas-based HXR drilling services doing the work.
“This is our first real well with Ahtna as owner and operator,” said Maloney.
“You feel like a pioneer,” he said, such as Exxon or BP in the North Slope’s early exploratory days in the 1960s.
The well should help Ahtna understand if it’s sitting on a prolific prospect, and will, it is hoped, lead to more drilling to define the field, he said.
The exploratory work is extending seasonal work in the region that often slows in winter and spring. That will help fill hotels and generate commerce for local businesses.
“This will have a tremendous positive impact on people living in the area,” he said.
NANA, with about 12,000 shareholders with roots in Northwest Alaska, is reprocessing old seismic studies with modern technology, said Lance Miller, the company’s vice president of natural resources.
Some of the early studies in that region were done by Socal in the 1970s, before it became Chevron.
NANA hasn’t done any fieldwork of its own but it’s hoping to conduct seismic work next year, he said. It’s eyeing two sites not far from the city of Kotzebue, including the Kobuk Delta to the east.
The 11 villages in the region face some of Alaska’s steepest fuel costs. Though gasoline prices have dropped below $2 a gallon in the Lower 48, many Alaska villages are still locked into last year’s prices because fuel is delivered in summer when rivers are open.
Gasoline prices range in Northwest from $6 to $10.75 a gallon, depending on the village, according to a September survey from NANA. Heating oil sells for similar amounts, boosting costs to warm homes.
Cheaper energy will help villagers and could expand business opportunities in the region, making mining cheaper or lowering the cost of value-added fish processing for companies that, say, want to smoke commercially caught fish.
“Affordable energy is a critical link in sustainability, so it’s a priority for us,” Miller said.
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BETHEL – Calista Corp., the Alaska Native regional corporation for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, announced Wednesday that it was issuing a fall dividend for the second year in a row.
The $2 million Akilista Dividend will be paid out by Nov. 13, Calista said. The corporation has about 13,000 shareholders. Those who hold 100 shares, the average, will each get $151, Calista said.
This marks the second year that Calista is awarding two dividend distributions, a spring dividend from its business operations and a fall dividend from its investment portfolio.
Since its creation under the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, Calista has distributed more than $33 million, more than half of that in the last three years. Unlike some regions, Calista does not have big mineral or logging resources to develop.
Former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich.Loren Holmes photoFormer U.S. Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska will provide consulting services to a top legal firm focused on American Indian and Alaska Native matters.
The Northern Compass Group, the consulting company Begich created after losing his re-election bid to Republican Dan Sullivan last fall, will work with the law firm of Sonosky Chambers Sachse Miller & Munson.
The firm is based in Washington, D.C., with offices in Anchorage and Juneau. It's Begich's third announced client, with more clients to be announced in the near future, he said.
“We are excited because they represent a lot of Alaska tribes, and as a senator and Anchorage mayor I did a lot of work with tribes,” Begich said.
Begich would not say what’s he’s being paid for his services.
“I do know, but I’m a private sector person now. Great that you asked, but I don’t have to tell you,” he said.
The role is a natural fit for Begich, who worked with his Alaska colleagues in Washington, D.C., to find solutions to the state’s challenging Native issues, said attorney Lloyd Miller, one of the partners in the firm Begich is now consulting for.
As a member of the Senate’s Indian Affairs Committee, Begich's work included helping expand the powers for Alaska Native tribal courts to preside over prosecution of domestic violence cases under the Violence Against Women Act. One victory was allowing tribally run clinics and hospitals to provide services to veterans and be reimbursed by the Veterans Administration, Begich said.
Begich knows Congress and the federal government well, from large agencies to small, Miller said.
“He knows how the federal government works in a way that is unique to a person who has served as a sitting senator,” said Miller. “That gives him a unique set of skills to help Alaska Native interests and Lower 48 tribes navigate through the maze of the U.S. government.”
Miller said members of the law firm were meeting with Begich for the first time on Monday to begin determining what issues he will work on. The meeting will include exchanging ideas and hearing Begich's suggestions on various American Indian and Alaska Native issues.
“He cannot have any contact with a member of any Congress or staff for two years, so one area he certainly will not be working on is lobbying or advocating in Congress. But what he can do is speak to someone and say if you are going to Congress, you might think about this and this and this,” said Miller.
“He can strategize and help Native organizations think tactically on how to go about solving problems,” he said.
One of Begich’s first orders of business might be working with tribally run health care organizations represented by the law firm, Miller said. As senator, Begich, working with Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young, worked to bring full federal funding to contract support costs for tribal health care services in 2014 and 2015, Miller said.
The change brought an additional $200 million or so into the state each year, said Miller.
There is uncertainty, however, about whether full funding will continue permanently. Begich could offer advice on how to make that happen, Miller said.
Begich, who has four employees working at the consulting firm, has previously announced two clients. The National Association for Home Care and Hospice as well as Grant Aviation, an Alaska airline, benefit from Begich's efforts in the Senate involving general aviation and as an advocate for health care programs, including the U.S. Affordable Care Act.
Alaska Federation of Natives President Julie Kitka, Motilium ebay, Motilium mexico, pictured here at the 2013 AFN Convention, says there is no evidence to suggest the proposed changes to the Alaska Judicial Council are necessary. Loren Holmes photo
The state’s largest Alaska Native organization is rallying against a resolution that would increase the membership of the Alaska Judicial Council, 200mg Motilium, 40mg Motilium, which screens and nominates judicial vacancies.
The Alaska Constitution created the seven-member council that oversees the selection and retention of judges. Republican Sen. Pete Kelly’s Senate Joint Resolution aims to amend the constitution and add three additional members to the independent citizens’ commission. The resolution initially called for the addition of nine new members but was amended.
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At least one opponent of the proposed constitutional amendment argues the change would shift the balance of Alaska’s judicial system toward the governor’s socially conservative principles.
The Alaska Federation of Natives is arguing against increasing the size of the council. Ultimately, it feels the council could improve but overall is performing well. AFN passed its own resolution Tuesday opposing the change.
“There is no evidence to suggest that the council has failed to function effectively or efficiently in performing its duties, Motilium overseas, 20mg Motilium, or to suggest that a change to the Alaska State Constitution is warranted,” said AFN president Julie Kitka in a prepared statement.
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Cheyette said he’s personally more concerned that changing the council’s size could dilute the quality of its work. Five to 15 applicants vie for each judicial vacancy, and the seven members pore over binders of background, 1000mg Motilium, Motilium coupon, he said.
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After the Judiciary Committee moved the resolution forward, gubernatorial candidate and former AFN president Byron Mallot said the state’s judiciary was under attack and “Alaskans need to rally to its defense.”
Mallot argues that state’s judiciary is highly regarded nationwide because of the selection process set forth in the Alaska Constitution.
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Anchorage Bay, near the Chignik Airport at the southern edge of Chignik Bay is seen in this 2005 aerial photo from West Construction Co. Bristol Bay Native Corp. plans to explore copper and gold prospects in areas around Chignik Bay in conjunction with Millrock Resources Inc. this summer. The Chignik fishery had a harvest of 3.4 million salmon, including 2.4 million sockeyes, worth $23.3 million in 2013.
Photo/File/West Construction Co.
Less than a month after Bristol Bay Native Corp. issued a statement supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s conclusion that the proposed Pebble mine would endanger region salmon stocks, the Alaska Native corporation announced it had secured a partner to explore for copper and gold on company lands on the Alaska Peninsula.
The “area of interest” covers about 480,000 acres from north of Chignik Bay to Stepovak Bay to the southwest on the Gulf of Alaska side of the peninsula. The area is believed to contain approximately 125 million tons of near-surface copper ore and “remains open for exciting new discoveries,” according to a report from BBNC’s project partner Millrock Resources Inc.
BBNC Vice President of Land and Regional Operations L. Tiel Smith sent a letter to corporation shareholders dated Jan. 27 informing them of an agreement between Millrock and First Quantum Minerals Ltd. to fund the $600, Motilium coupon, Motilium paypal, 000 worth of exploration Millrock has planned for the area this summer.
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The 2013 Chignik Management Area commercial salmon harvest finished with a take of more than 3.4 million fish, nearly 2.4 million of which were sockeyes, Motilium craiglist, Motilium india, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The total ex-vessel value of the 2013 Chignik fishery was reported by ADFG to be $23.3 million.
BBNC has staunchly opposed development of Pebble Partnership copper-gold claims near Iliamna Lake. In a formal statement issued Jan, 200mg Motilium. Motilium uk, 15 responding to EPA’s release of the Final Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment, BBNC President and CEO Jason Metrokin said, 500mg Motilium, 750mg Motilium, “With today’s release, science has weighed in; Bristol Bay, 100mg Motilium, 40mg Motilium, its existing jobs and way of life could be irreparably damaged by a large-scale mine that is the size and scope of the Pebble project and therefore our fish, our people, 150mg Motilium, Motilium ebay, and our culture must be protected.”
Metrokin added that the company supports development that can be done “without causing unacceptable risks to the people, cultures and fishing economy of our region.”
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The Chignik River has a 10-year average escapement of approximately 686,000 sockeyes, ADFG reports.
Tim Bristol, executive director for Trout Unlimited’s Alaska chapter, a national nonprofit that also opposes the Pebble project, said the group took its stance on Pebble based on the size and location of the proposed mine and the potential risk it could pose to trout and salmon stocks.
The Pebble deposits contain an estimated 80.6 billion pounds of copper and more than 107 million ounces of gold near the headwaters of the Nushagak and Kvichak rivers, according to the Pebble Partnership.
“When Bristol Bay Native Corp. gets to the point where they’re ready to lay out a plan for the (Chignik) area we’re probably going to ask them tough questions, but at this time our focus is going to continue to be on the Pebble prospect,” Bristol said.
He noted, however, that “there’s definitely a little bit of irony” surrounding BBNC’s stance on Pebble and the Chignik exploration on its own land.
Pebble Partnership proponents have said the project should not be judged until an official mine plan has been released, a step the group has not yet reached after major mining company Anglo American Plc withdrew from its partnership with Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. last fall.
“The interconnectedness between surface water and groundwater in the Pebble deposit area is just one example of unique factors that make the Pebble deposit area the wrong place for a large-scale mine of this kind,” Smith wrote. “By comparison, we have only a small fraction of similar information about the Alaska Peninsula prospect area.”
BBNC also issued a statement on its website Feb. 12 — the same day Smith responded to questions from the Journal — stating that the company supports responsible resource development and that its opposition to Pebble and the mineral exploration on the Alaska Peninsula are “both consistent with its land use practices guided by a fish-first approach.”.
February 5th, 2014 Posted By: Morgan Howard No Comments
Buy Motilium No Prescription, A Fort Yukon woman may have stolen more than $100,000 from the Alaska Native corporation for which she used to handle finances. By allegedly falsifying records from the corporation’s fuel store and stealing money from a safe, the state says, she collected enough cash to fund two family vacations and purchase a new vehicle.
Zelma Louie Fairchild is accused of stealing $118,085 over five months, according to an affidavit filed last week in Anchorage. She allegedly stole the money from the Gwitchyaa Zhee Corporation, a Fort Yukon-based Native village corporation.
The Office of Special Prosecutions is handling the case, but the charges have yet to go through a grand jury, so it hasn’t been decided if there is enough evidence against Fairchild to go forward with a trial.
Gwitchyaa Zhee draws some of the profits for its shareholders from a fuel store, and it’s from the store’s daily sales sheets that Fairchild allegedly funneled more money than her salary paid. The alleged thefts have come back to haunt her, as charges weren’t handed down until four years after the crimes are believed to have been committed.
As described by the state, Fairchild’s trouble started around the time she is believed to have stopped pocketing her employer’s money. On Dec. 7, Motilium japan, Motilium us, 2009, Fannie Carroll took over as the corporation’s general manager and discovered it had less money than “she thought it should.” In particular, 10mg Motilium, Motilium craiglist, the fuel store’s dwindled funds caught Carroll’s attention, according to the affidavit.
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Carroll hired an accounting firm to review finances of the fuel store. The firm discovered losses of at least $118,085, 1000mg Motilium, 200mg Motilium, which vanished from mid-July 2009 to December 2009. There were several ways the losses occurred and were concealed, the affidavit says. The daily sales totals had allegedly been altered in records to falsely represent less money than was actually taken in, 40mg Motilium, Motilium ebay, and there was money missing from a safe.
The investigator’s account of Fairchild’s scheme goes like this: Fairchild allegedly had access to the safe. She didn’t allow her employees to assist with accounting tasks like reconciling daily cash amounts. She insisted that all money orders brought in by customers to be cashed be left blank (one Gwitchyaa Zhee employee allegedly saw Fairchild take money orders that were never entered on the daily deposits). And she requested money from the corporation to cover fuel purchases for the fuel store’s operations.
“The fuel store should have been profitable enough to afford the supply of fuel that was sold,” Alaska State Troopers investigator Andrea Jacobson wrote in the affidavit. Since Fairchild’s departure from the corporation, 150mg Motilium, Motilium canada, the fuel store is profitable and Gwitchyaa Zhee has declared a shareholder dividend.
Jacobson said when she contacted Fairchild after she left the corporation, she admitted to making changes on the daily sales sheets. “She claimed she was only doing what ‘they’ told her to do to make the sales sheets match the cash register sheets.”
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Her alleged tale of siphoning corporation funds isn’t as surreal as that of another criminal case involving tribal funds. Lori Chum, former president for the Native Village of Tatitlek, 500mg Motilium, 100mg Motilium, turned herself into U.S. Marshals and began an 18-month prison sentence for misapplication of tribal funds , 30mg Motilium, Motilium australia, including double-dipping into the village's bank accounts, wrongful and inflated payments to herself, Motilium overseas, and outright theft of the village's money. Clum had a compulsion for narcotics and booze, driven by her own personal tragedies.
Fairchild has no criminal convictions in Alaska, according to the affidavit.
Across-the-board federal budget cuts are coming, half from the Department of Defense budget; the other half to other federal agency budgets. Clonidine coupon, But how will the cuts will affect Alaska Natives.
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Kitka says Alaskans need to communicate with Congress and the lower 48 public:
“What we’re going to be doing is encouraging people to be very vocal to our delegation and others about how this program funding impacts people at the village level and how important it is and what happens if it disappears. When you look at the political process in dc they don’t think of our villages they don’t even think of Alaska they think of the big urban areas educate them about impacts. And rural Alaska doesn’t instantly come to mind. So it’s really important for us educate them about impacts, to educate them about Alaska, period,” Kitka says.
Congress enacted the bill requiring the federal budget cuts last year in an attempt to force itself and the President to reach agreement on federal budget cuts to reduce the deficit.
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