Personal: We'll be experiencing our second 'shoulder replacement' operation this week followed by a few weeks of recuperation. Thanks for hanging in there with us for nearly two decades! -dh IOGCC Annual Conference Deadlines are Approaching IOGCC Early Bird Registration Discount Expires Soon The early bird registration discount will expire on July 26, 2019 so register today to take advantage of these savings! After July 22, 2019 we can no longer guarantee hotel room availability or the IOGCC Annual Conference group rate. We advise our attendees to book their room before July 22 to ensure you [...]
Cherished Readers: This morning we are having a new life experience: a shoulder replacement operation! While this sort of surgery has become almost routine and predictably successful, it will require a period of recuperation and repair. I look forward to rejoining you from time to time as recovery progresses. Best wishes for a summer filled with love of family and friends. While it's a month away, I close with thoughts of the gift of freedom celebrated on Independence Day. Let this summer's Fourth of July remind us of the [...]
We pay tribute to another, dearly departed friend: Ron Bradley (Thanks to ADN Obituary Department) In 1913, we celebrated the life of Ron's brother, Rod, with whom we also had a strong, decades long relationship Guest Book "I have such fond memories of both Mr. and Mrs. Bradley!..." - Linda Erickson McClain I added a comment similar to his the Legacy entry: Ron and Peggy and brother Rod were my dear friends. Our Alaska histories were interwoven among life and drama associated with the Alaska Railroad, KTBY, TAPS, [...]
Editorial Comment: Your author served as director of public affairs for the Arctic Gas Project in the 1970s, a component of which was a Mackenzie Delta gas transportation project. Canada's National Energy Board killed that project and your author then served as advisor to the Foothills (i.e. Alaska highway route) pipeline project which separated itself from the Mackenzie project. That project proved to be infeasible in the 1980s as did a Dempster Highway alternative for Mackenzie Delta gas (i.e. Maple Leaf project). During the 80s your author served as government relations [...]
E.B.B. "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach...." Dear Reader: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, over 1.5 centuries ago, wrote how I feel about you, today. While she spoke of romantic love and mine rises from respect and fraternal friendship, the intensity is similar. I awaken every day first for a prayer that His will be done. Then as I exercise and prepare for the work day, my thoughts usually move to you. What useful thing [...]
Former First Lady Ermalee Hickel Ermalee Hickel, 2011 WTC Export Luncheon. Northern Gas Pipelines photo by Dave Harbour Former First Lady Ermalee Hickel passed away yesterday afternoon. As a friend of the family your author knows she anticipated--with a sense of joy--meeting her husband in Paradise. To close friends and Hickel family members, we send our warm wishes and share prayers of thankfulness for having known these two great 49th State citizens. For their honesty, work ethic and contributions to the economy we are additionally grateful to Governor [...]
We note that today is the 61st anniversary of the creation of, 'In God We Trust" as America's official motto, inscribed since then on U.S. coins and currency.
Commissioner Colette Honorable. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour Personal Commentary: Several years ago your publisher had the honor to serve as vice chairman of the NARUC (National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners) Gas Committee. Also serving on the committee was Arkansas regulatory commissioner, Colette Honorable. Colette has served the FERC, as Senator Murkowski notes below, with distinction. She has also been a highly accomplished and congenial colleague and friend. We [...]
Yesterday, we advised readers about two upcoming conferences, one in Inuvik, NWT and one in Anchorage. Below, we alert readers to consider several more! -dh Enjoy The Kentucky Derby Spirit With An Alaska Railroad Twist! Alaska's Energy and Minerals Sector Could Interface With Other Constituent Businesses In A Great Atmosphere. Join Us Next Week! -dh On Friday, April 28, 2017, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce invites our readers to come aboard the Annual Anchorage Chamber Train Ride, held from noon to 4:30 p.m., on the Alaska Railroad passenger train. This [...]
We are sure that our Arctic oil, gas and mining readers will find this conference useful: International Business Conference & Trade Show Sheraton Anchorage Hotel Alaska's Premier Arctic Business Event Focused Squarely on Trade, Commerce, and Investment in the Region. Four Ways Your Company Can Participate in Arctic Ambitions VI Conference & Trade Show ATTEND THE CONFERENCE This year, the theme of the conference is New Arctic Realities: The Path Forward. With this theme, we will highlight the following areas: transportation, technology and innovation, infrastructure development, natural resource [...]
Dennis Hebner. Northern Gas Pipelines file photo by Dave Harbour (Breakfast meeting photo) Dennis was three months older than I. In spite of our vintage, we were always exploring and analysing the future, not dwelling on the past or on the various infirmities du jour. We sat together at countless RDC* and Alliance breakfast meetings. Arriving early, we'd always have time for a leisurely breakfast and conversation, usually revolving around one of his recent trips to Idaho or Hawaii or my many business trips around the [...]
A personal note: Yes, we travel a bit. For over a decade we have endeavored to provide daily updates to keep these Archives current for your current and future reference. Our individual and family work and travel over the years has taken us to most states and Canadian provinces, to China, Europe, Korea, Japan, Russia, South America and the Middle East. But no matter where we go, we think of you -- counting on us to maintain a complete archives of northern energy projects, people, maps, presentations, documents, news and commentary. [...]
How to stay young and useful all of our lives!
Landon B. Kelly (1923 - 2016) Landon Kelley ADN. Landon B. Kelly, a major architect of Prudhoe Bay and a man affectingly called the "John Wayne" of the North Slope, died on Oct. 26, 2016, in Anchorage, Alaska, on his 93rd birthday. A service is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, at St. John United Methodist Church, 1801 O'Malley Road in Anchorage. Following a long career in the oil industry Outside, Landon went to the North Slope in January 1969 as the first Prudhoe Bay [...]
Point of Personal Privilege Today is the 27th birthday of a great, young Alaskan. -dh