3-21-18. Resignation after having served as Chairman of the Alaska Export Council and the Department of Commerce’s District Export Council…and board member comments.
8-22-17. Dear Dave – I printed your Aug. 17 info (it was 26 pages on my computer) to share with our friends and it was very informative but this info is just as informative. I’m printing this one and then – after I read Aug. 29 info . . . I will print that one to share as well. THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US INFORMED. You all work VERY HARD for Alaska . . . and AMERICA . . . you are in our prayers! You take care and keep safe, Dave! Bunny and Al Chong
8-21-17. Thank you Mr. Harbour for providing a well thought out perspective on the Alaska Gasline Project and thank you Mr. Zimmerman for placing the general interest of Alaskans above your personal interst in business construction of the gas line would bring – that is exactly the character quality that is needed today to promote a civil society for tomorrow. Mike Prax
8-21-17. Even though I have a vested interest in the oil and gas industry to see a pipeline built ,I totally agree it is not in the best interest in the long term for the state to ” go it alone” for the stated reasons in this article. I have been here long enough to have experienced all the states debacles throwing billions down the rabbit hole never to be seen again. I applaud you for efforts in trying to right the listing state fiscal ship.
I flew with Urban Rahoi to his camp in the Wrangle mountains when the Delta Barley project was in the middle of clearing 250,000 acres or so. His comment was “look at the worlds largest moose pasture in ten years”. He was not far off. It has basically grown up with willows now; a favorite moose food. I do not know what the answer is but to get the word out to more people who could perhaps see the light. This is what happens when you strangle the golden goose. I am venting.
Thanks for your efforts.
6-23-17. It was after reading an article by Col. Harbour, when I was in college, that I was set on the path of spring turkey hunting. Your dad inspired me to want to spring turkey hunt & 42 years later, I am still at it. My grandson is becoming a good turkey hunting so the writings of Col. Harbour live on & will for generations to come. I would have loved to meet him. I am retired now after 35 years in the hunting/fishing industry. I started a non profit on a beautiful piece of property in Kansas. Hunting is a part of what we do. When I speak to groups & talk about how I got interested in turkey hunting, I always mention your dad. I trust he was a blessing in your life. Thanks for having a place to share some thoughts about a good man. Blessings to whomever reads this. Cecil Carder
11-3-16. Alaska Headlamp. Banana peels and billions of barrels. Forbes recently featured Caelus CEO Jim Musselman and discussed his company’s recent find in Smith Bay. On his 2-billion-barrel discovery, “That [strike is] just the start,” says Musselman, “There’s so much oil yet to be found.” The feature also highlights the difficult regulatory and fiscal environment Alaskan producers continue to face – specifically, grievances with Governor Walker. “What the governor has done is the opposite of what Alaska needs,” says Dave Harbour, former chairman of the state regulatory commission. “Why would anyone invest in a state that has one foot over the edge of a precipice and the other standing on a banana peel? What we need to show investors is that in Alaska a deal is a deal.” Headlamp applauds Mr. Harbour for clearly stating the issue – and Mr. Musselman for pointing out that more oil can help the state solve its fiscal problems – long term.
..and this is why you were the only … who supported me…I could
have written this piece.
Now…how can we recruit someone charismatic who agrees with us who will
run for governor in 2018? Will you run? I’ll work for you…
Thank you, D. You were one of my bright memories of those days and I’m honored that you have a good recollection of our work together. … Thank you for the vote of confidence but I ran once for the Assembly and let Begich in for his political start; then I ran for the Ak Senate and during Obama’s year let Betty Davis retain her seat. My problem is that I seem to be unable to win a popularity contest.
I agree with you that we need a win. We need a Reagan. Maybe that is someone like … or …. Someone must rise from the masses and have the background, intelligence, courage and the financial capability to pull it off.
I will join you in supporting that person, when we’ve unmasked his/her identity.
Meanwhile the immigrant hordes are about to overtake us. That’s why close to a majority still favors HRC. If power and money are the objectives, she’s the one in spite of her lawlessness.
It’s always good to hear from you, D. I hope you and yours are well!
Understand you’re out of town for a few months and working on projects.
Yes, we will certainly find a date after mid-August forward to have you as a speaker at one of our Meet and Brief luncheons.
And, thank you for your very important work to inform Alaskans, and our Canadian neighbors, about issues surrounding the development of our natural resources through your newsletters and website.
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7-26-16. wpnorthern July 26, 2016 at 8:25 pm
Your Web page is outstanding, super duper; we love it!
Francis (Frank) Avezac, President
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2-17-16. “We hope someone or several Alaskans with extraordinary leadership skills can now emerge to diplomatically but decisively and wisely calm the winds, waves and storms of uncertainty and unnecessary dispute.” -dh