9-10-2021 Historical Days: Prudhoe Bay Lease Sale & 9-11

Today in 1969, Alaska conducted the great Prudhoe Bay Lease Sale, over a year after the behemoth oil & gas discovery on the state's North Slope.  Full Story HERE.  Here is our 2020 comment.   *     *     * Tomorrow, the whole country commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attack in New York City of the World Trade Center.  (Another Day of Infamy) *     *     * My great brother (Photo-right, with author), Vietnam Vet Marine Doug Harbour, founded the Tri State 9/11 Remembrance Parade & Ceremony...in [...]

3-1-21 Point of Personal Privilege: Honorable Mike Bradner

We respect the life of our friend, Mike Bradner Governor Dunleavy Honors Former House Speaker Mike Bradner   February 27, 2021 (Anchorage, AK) – Governor Mike Dunleavy and First Lady Rose Dunleavy are asking Alaskans to join them in mourning the passing of former Alaska State Representative and Speaker of the House Mike Bradner. Mr. Bradner represented the Fairbanks area for five consecutive terms from 1967 to 1976, serving as Speaker of the House during the 9th Session of the Alaska Legislature from 1975 through 1976. “Mike served Alaska with wisdom [...]

By |2021-03-01T07:42:39-09:00March 1st, 2021|Personal|0 Comments

11-26-2020 We Give Thanks Today. We Pray The Founders’ Vison Is Preserved!

Thanksgiving 2020 A Day Of Thanks For God, Country, Founders and Generations of Patriots America's Founders Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789 President George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation [New York, 3 October 1789] By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested [...]

By |2020-11-26T05:08:44-09:00November 26th, 2020|Canadian Energy Policy, Personal|0 Comments

10-5-20 We Thank Our Teacher, Dr. Stanley, For A Lifetime Of Service

View this email in your browser intouch.org | Donate  Share | Subscribe In the October 05 newsletter: Learn more about Dr. Stanley’s new relationship with First Baptist Atlanta and see how you can help advance the gospel around the world. HAVE YOU HEARD? In obedience to the Holy Spirit and leading of the Lord, Dr. Stanley has stepped down as senior pastor of First Baptist Atlanta and now holds the honorary title of pastor emeritus. But don’t worry. Dr. Stanley remains in good health and will continue to preach from the In Touch [...]

7-4-20 Independence Day Garage Sale

We have a plethora of useful items.  VERY COMPETITIVE PRICES!!!! This Garage Sale web page will be live the life of the sale, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., SATURDAY, July 4, 2020 ADDRESS: 4021 Kingston, Anchorage HOUSEHOLD: Lamps, Executive Office Chair, Great Framed Prints, Books, CDs, Winter Clothing, Electronic, Office Supplies, shelves, and so much more! OUTDOORS: "Electric snow shovel", pressure washer, etc. TOOLS & CONTRACTING: Tile laying equipment, big galvanized eye bolts, tools, galvanized bolts and nails, etc. [...]

By |2020-07-03T21:16:36-09:00July 3rd, 2020|Family, Personal|0 Comments

3-28-20 Two of Alaska’s Great Thinkers Opine On Coronavirus

Note: All over the world, the U.S. state department is undertaking these types of operations on behalf of citizens.  It's too bad that our major television networks do not more reasonably cover worldwide events affecting our country.  -dh Excerpts from yesterday's State Department Email: Location: Ecuador (country-wide).  Today, four more U.S. State Department-sponsored flights departed Ecuador, two each from Guayaquil and Quito, returning 403 Americans home.  To date, a total of six U.S. State Department-sponsored flights have taken 631 Americans home.  Meanwhile, the U.S. Embassy in Ecuador has worked closely with commercial [...]

2-6-2020 A Personal Note: Nancy Harbour

Alaska Journal of Commerce Cites Nancy Harbour's Long and Distinguished Career At the Alaska Center For the Performing Arts The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts board of directors announced that President and Chief Operating Officer Nancy Harbour will retire effective Jan. 31 and will be succeeded by Codie Costello, who is anticipated to assume the role in February. Harbour has been the organization’s president and COO since 1997, first joining ACPA as the director of development when the doors opened in 1988. In 2005, Costello moved to Alaska from New York, [...]

By |2020-02-09T12:23:16-09:00February 6th, 2020|Commentary, Personal|0 Comments

11-22-19 CeraWeek In Houston. Why Go?

Q.  Why should our readers attend CeraWeek in Houston? Dan Yergin, NGP file photo, by Dave Harbour (NARUC). A.  Because our old friend from Arctic Gas days in the '70s, Daniel Yergin, invites us to the most important energy conference of the year! (Note: Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman IHS Markit, CERAWeek Chairman and James Rosenfield, Senior Vice President, IHS Markit, CERAWeek Founder & Co-Chairman, co-host CERAWeek.) Waves of Change: Charting the Energy Future Energy Secretary Rick Perry. NGP file Photo by Dave Harbour Strategic confrontation and fractious geopolitics, disruptive [...]

7-17-19 Taking A Break!

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 [...]

By |2019-07-17T19:03:53-09:00July 17th, 2019|AGDC, Canadian Energy Policy, Personal|0 Comments

5-31-18 We Take An Unexpected Summer Sabbatical

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 [...]

By |2018-05-31T03:50:55-09:00May 31st, 2018|Personal|0 Comments

2-12-18 We Celebrate Another Great Alaskan’s Life: Ron Bradley

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, [...]

By |2019-11-19T10:19:03-09:00February 12th, 2018|Dearly Departed, Personal|0 Comments

12-29-17 Another Pipedream Hits The Dust

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 [...]

12-7-17 Remembering Pearl Harbor

Colonel Dave and Bobbie Harbour, Circa. 1987 The Arizona Memorial Col Dave Harbour just prior to retirement in 1963      One can only imagine the thoughts running through the minds of the young couple on that Sunday, December 7, 1941 morning, when the full impact of the attack was known throughout the Islands and when -- the next day -- President Roosevelt made his famous, "day of Infamy" speech to the joint session of Congress. This was the historic month in 1941 [...]

By |2020-12-07T22:36:57-09:00December 7th, 2017|Commentary, Family, Personal|0 Comments

9-19-17 Never Forgetting About My Readers!

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 [...]

By |2017-09-19T08:32:31-09:00September 19th, 2017|Commentary, Personal, You Read It Here First|2 Comments
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