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CIRI buys North Wind, Inc., an environmental consulting company

January 5th, 2010 Posted By: Morgan Howard No Comments

Story from FALLS – A huge announcement on Monday for a local company headquartered in Idaho Falls, it’s a consulting firm called North Wind Inc. The President, Sylvia Medina, announced that they’ve sold their company to CIRI, an Alaska Native corporation.  CIRI is an acronym for Cook Inlet Region, Inc. CONTINUE »

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CIRI concludes 2009 Annual Meeting

June 19th, 2009 Posted By: Morgan Howard No Comments

36th Annual Meeting of Shareholders

CIRI shareholders elected two new directors and returned three incumbents to the CIRI Board of Directors at the company’s 2009 annual meeting held at the Central Peninsula Sports Center in Soldotna, Alaska, on Saturday, June 6.

Douglas W. Fifer, Jeffrey A. Gonnason, O.D. and Louis “Lou” Nagy Jr. were re-elected and Erik I. Frostad and Ted S. Kroto Sr. were elected to serve three-year terms on the 15-person CIRI Board of Directors. The Board met after the annual meeting and elected the following officers:

  • Chairman – Charles G. Anderson
  • Vice chairman – Patrick M. Marrs
  • Secretary – Thomas P. Huhndorf
  • Treasurer – Michael R. Boling
  • Assistant Secretary – Douglas W. Fifer
  • Assistant Treasurer – Penny L. Carty
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CIRI Wind farm on Fire Island is closer to reality

March 5th, 2009 Posted By: Morgan Howard No Comments

Fire Island windmillsAccording to a’s “Our View” report… “Good news on the renewable energy front: Anchorage’s first commercial wind energy project is going to get significantly bigger. The wind farm planned for Fire Island will go back to its original size: 36 towers with a total capacity of 54 megawatts. That’s enough to power about 19,500 homes.”

Project developers previously had to scale back the wind farm by a third, to avoid electronic interference with Fire Island navigation equipment serving Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.Now the airport and the wind farm developers, local Native corporation CIRI and its partner enXco, are working on a plan to upgrade and move the navigation system to a site on the mainland.”

CIRI president and CEO Margie Brown announced in a newsletter last week:  “We learned in February that the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) does not object to replacing the existing VOR (navigation system) with an upgraded ‘dopplerized’ VOR located off island, provided a public comment period demonstrates that the airport does not object, that no user groups will be adversely affected, and that appropriate studies demonstrate that public safety will not be compromised.”CIRI spokesman Jim Jager said Tuesday the company sees no problem meeting those conditions. Putting the new system on the mainland, probably on airport property, will make it more reliable, easier to maintain, and easier for pilots to use, he said. The current equipment actually guides aircraft to Fire Island, not to the airport itself. “

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