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October 20, 2014
With DOE support, workers weatherize the exterior of the Lakeview Lodge in Minto, Alaska. Photo from Russell Snyder, Interior Regional Housing Authority, NREL 31796
Minto Upgrades Community Lodge with START Support

The Lakeview Lodge is the heart of Minto, a small Alaska Native village 126 miles northwest of Fairbanks. The 12,000-square-foot building is used daily for school and senior lunch programs, community meetings, and village council operations.

“It is critical to the community,” said Bessie Titus, Administrator for the Minto Village Council, which represents 210 residents.

October 16, 2014
More than 21 representatives of state and regional organizations participated in an the initial facilitation workshop for Alaska Energy Ambassadors held at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Regional Office in Anchorage in September. Photo by Jared Temanson, NREL
Energy Ambassadors to Provide Front Line Support for Alaska Native Villages

In Alaska, many Native villages and regional corporations are pursuing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects as part of their long-term strategies for lowering energy costs and increasing energy security. The DOE Office of Indian Energy is rolling out a pilot Energy Ambassadors Program in Fiscal Year 2015 that will respond directly to that need in Alaska.

October 15, 2014
National Strategy for the Arctic Region Stakeholder Outreach Meeting: Barrow

DOE is seeking input from federally recognized Alaska Native Tribes and Alaska Native corporations on a 10-year implementation plan as part of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region, as well as other DOE-related activities in the region. DOE, in conjunction with several other federal agencies, will host seven tribal consultation sessions and seven stakeholder outreach meetings between October and December 2014.

October 15, 2014
National Strategy for the Arctic Region Stakeholder Outreach Meeting: Nome

DOE is seeking input from federally recognized Alaska Native Tribes and Alaska Native corporations on a 10-year implementation plan as part of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region, as well as other DOE-related activities in the region. DOE, in conjunction with several other federal agencies, will host seven tribal consultation sessions and seven stakeholder outreach meetings between October and December 2014.

October 15, 2014
National Strategy for the Arctic Region Stakeholder Outreach Meeting: Kotzebue

DOE is seeking input from federally recognized Alaska Native Tribes and Alaska Native corporations on a 10-year implementation plan as part of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region, as well as other DOE-related activities in the region. DOE, in conjunction with several other federal agencies, will host seven tribal consultation sessions and seven stakeholder outreach meetings between October and December 2014.

October 14, 2014
Scientists Assess Damage Caused by Earthquake near Amchitka

Contractor scientists for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (LM) traveled to the Amchitka, Alaska, Site in late August to assess the damage caused by a recent earthquake. The 7.9 magnitude event occurred approximately 20 miles north of the island on June 23, 2014. Amchitka Island, near the western end of the Aleutian Islands, is approximately 1,300 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska.

October 9, 2014
National Strategy for the Arctic Region Tribal Consultation Session: Barrow

DOE is seeking input from federally recognized Alaska Native Tribes and Alaska Native corporations on a 10-year implementation plan as part of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region, as well as other DOE-related activities in the region. DOE, in conjunction with several other federal agencies, will host seven consultation sessions between October and December 2014.

October 9, 2014
National Strategy for the Arctic Region Tribal Consultation Session: Nome

DOE is seeking input from federally recognized Alaska Native Tribes and Alaska Native corporations on a 10-year implementation plan as part of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region, as well as other DOE-related activities in the region. DOE, in conjunction with several other federal agencies, will host seven consultation sessions between October and December 2014.

October 9, 2014
National Strategy for the Arctic Region Tribal Consultation Session: Kotzebue

DOE is seeking input from federally recognized Alaska Native Tribes and Alaska Native corporations on a 10-year implementation plan as part of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region, as well as other DOE-related activities in the region. DOE, in conjunction with several other federal agencies, will host seven consultation sessions between October and December 2014.

October 9, 2014
National Strategy for the Arctic Region Stakeholder Outreach Meeting: Anchorage

DOE is seeking input from federally recognized Alaska Native Tribes and Alaska Native corporations on a 10-year implementation plan as part of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region, as well as other DOE-related activities in the region. DOE, in conjunction with several other federal agencies, will host seven consultation sessions between October and December 2014.