Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Leave the hunting dogs at home
I grew up hunting ptarmigan on Mount Roberts and in Granite Creek Basin, but have given up trying to find any birds to hunt near town in the past few years, thanks to folks like Jody White who have ruined the hunting for everyone else by seeking upland game birds with dogs.

Misconceptions about charter IFQs
Donna Bondioli's assertion that charter trip prices will rise to pay for the cost of purchasing charter sector quota share is refuted by the original North Pacific Fishery Management Council analysis of the charter IFQ program.

Time to overhaul the city's tax code
I would like to thank the Assembly and specifically Johan Dybdahl for taking bold steps in improving the city's sales tax code.

Proud to be a "liberal"
I get very tired of people on television calling each other "liberal," or "conservative," as if one has to go to one extreme or another. Underlying all of this is the false assumption of "my way or no way."

Questioning war is not demoralizing
Those who serve or have served in the military know better than anyone the horrible cost of war. That cost is death, physical and psychological injury, and incalculable destruction.

Questioning war is not demoralizing
Those who serve or have served in the military know better than anyone the horrible cost of war. That cost is death, physical and psychological injury, and incalculable destruction.

Misconceptions about charter IFQs
Donna Bondioli's assertion that charter trip prices will rise to pay for the cost of purchasing charter sector quota share is refuted by the original North Pacific Fishery Management Council analysis of the charter IFQ program.

Proud to be a "liberal"
I get very tired of people on television calling each other "liberal," or "conservative," as if one has to go to one extreme or another. Underlying all of this is the false assumption of "my way or no way."

Leave the hunting dogs at home
I grew up hunting ptarmigan on Mount Roberts and in Granite Creek Basin, but have given up trying to find any birds to hunt near town in the past few years, thanks to folks like Jody White who have ruined the hunting for everyone else by seeking upland game birds with dogs.

Taxing those with no vote
Gustavus has arguably the most deteriorated and unsafe dock in Southeast Alaska, or for that matter, all of Alaska.

Taxing those with no vote
Gustavus has arguably the most deteriorated and unsafe dock in Southeast Alaska, or for that matter, all of Alaska.

The real Pocket Park problem
The front-page story about Pocket Park on Nov. 2 reveals an astonishing lack of understanding of the dynamics which lead to public inebriates hanging out there.

Time to overhaul the city's tax code
I would like to thank the Assembly and specifically Johan Dybdahl for taking bold steps in improving the city's sales tax code.

The real Pocket Park problem
The front-page story about Pocket Park on Nov. 2 reveals an astonishing lack of understanding of the dynamics which lead to public inebriates hanging out there.

King crab fishery off to slow start
Fishing has been unusually slow on the commercial red king crabbing grounds around Juneau this fall.

Photo: A respite from rain
Tom Cosgrove helps his son Coleman, 6, build a snow fort Monday in front of their home on B Street.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Photo: A respite from rain
Tom Cosgrove helps his son Coleman, 6, build a snow fort Monday in front of their home on B Street.

Photo: String 'em up
University of Alaska Southeast landscape superintendent David Lendrum examines Christmas lights being installed Tuesday on campus.

Photo: Quilts for relief and for show
Deb Cokeley works on a quilt Tuesday at the Quilting Circle at the Valley Senior Center.

Writer leads drive against aerial hunts
A noted Alaska wilderness writer wants the state to justify its annual aerial hunt of wolves and grizzly bears with scientific data proving the predators are hurting the moose and caribou population.

Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers

Writer leads drive against aerial hunts
A noted Alaska wilderness writer wants the state to justify its annual aerial hunt of wolves and grizzly bears with scientific data proving the predators are hurting the moose and caribou population.

Photo: Singing like the Egyptians, 1996
The chorus for Juneau-Douglas High School's production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" sings the "Song of the King" during rehearsal.

Photo: Quilts for relief and for show
Deb Cokeley works on a quilt Tuesday at the Quilting Circle at the Valley Senior Center.

Many of Juneau's sprinklers uninspected
With less than two months left in 2005, only about half of Juneau's 200 sprinkler-equipped buildings have had their required annual inspections, Juneau Fire Marshal Richard Etheridge said.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers

Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Photo: Singing like the Egyptians, 1996
The chorus for Juneau-Douglas High School's production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" sings the "Song of the King" during rehearsal.

100 students petition to keep UAS instructor
A petition signed by more than 100 students at the University of Alaska Southeast has given rise to discussions of professor retention.

Many of Juneau's sprinklers uninspected
With less than two months left in 2005, only about half of Juneau's 200 sprinkler-equipped buildings have had their required annual inspections, Juneau Fire Marshal Richard Etheridge said.

100 students petition to keep UAS instructor
A petition signed by more than 100 students at the University of Alaska Southeast has given rise to discussions of professor retention.

Photo: String 'em up
University of Alaska Southeast landscape superintendent David Lendrum examines Christmas lights being installed Tuesday on campus.

King crab fishery off to slow start
Fishing has been unusually slow on the commercial red king crabbing grounds around Juneau this fall.

Vollmerhausen and Hall wed
Asher Hall of Juneau and Susan Vollmerhausen of Las Vegas, Nev., were married at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 29, at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park in Las Vegas.

A memoir for Veterans Day
My mother's brother Anton was in the U.S. Navy during WWII and after four years joined the Marines; after four years in the Marines, he died eight years into his army enlistment in May 1960.

Thank you
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community

Vollmerhausen and Hall wed
Asher Hall of Juneau and Susan Vollmerhausen of Las Vegas, Nev., were married at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 29, at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park in Las Vegas.

Thank you
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community

Flansaas and Morgan to marry
Amber Leah Flansaas and Anthony Marshall Morgan will be married July 15, 2006, in an outdoor ceremony at the home of the bride's aunt and uncle, Michael and Rebecca Hert, in Superior, Mont.

Flansaas and Morgan to marry
Amber Leah Flansaas and Anthony Marshall Morgan will be married July 15, 2006, in an outdoor ceremony at the home of the bride's aunt and uncle, Michael and Rebecca Hert, in Superior, Mont.

We can give the gift of water
"The rain is raining all around. It falls on field and tree, It falls on the umbrellas here and on the ships at sea"

We can give the gift of water
"The rain is raining all around. It falls on field and tree, It falls on the umbrellas here and on the ships at sea"

A memoir for Veterans Day
My mother's brother Anton was in the U.S. Navy during WWII and after four years joined the Marines; after four years in the Marines, he died eight years into his army enlistment in May 1960.

My turn: Court decision not a 'no-brainer', not reason to change constitution
As the former state attorney who wrote the briefs and argued the "same-sex benefits case" before the Alaska Supreme Court, I must take exception to the Empire's assertion, in Sunday's editorial, that the court's decision in that case was a "no-brainer."

My turn: Court decision not a 'no-brainer', not reason to change constitution
As the former state attorney who wrote the briefs and argued the "same-sex benefits case" before the Alaska Supreme Court, I must take exception to the Empire's assertion, in Sunday's editorial, that the court's decision in that case was a "no-brainer."

My turn: No logical reason to split the 9th Circuit Court
Ben Brown, in defending Sen. Murkowski's legislation to split the 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, makes three arguments:

My turn: No logical reason to split the 9th Circuit Court
Ben Brown, in defending Sen. Murkowski's legislation to split the 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, makes three arguments:

Juneau Billiard Association
who's behind the 8 ball...

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Crimson Bears use quickness to win games
Volleyball is more than the standard bump, set and spike.

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Juneau Billiard Association
who's behind the 8 ball...

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Crimson Bears use quickness to win games
Volleyball is more than the standard bump, set and spike.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Menge: Focus is gas line, not how he got job
The new director of the Department of Natural Resources says his focus is on getting the best gas line deal possible for Alaskans, and he isn't worried about any perception that he's a "yes" man for the Murkowski administration.

Cities eye rebirth of revenue sharing
An organization of Alaska city governments this week will focus on reviving the state municipal revenue-sharing program that ended in 2003.

Fairbanks group fights advent of city's second Wal-Mart store
A group of Fairbanks residents say building a second Wal-Mart in town will hurt local businesses and funnel more money out of Alaska.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the nation, and the world

State proposes less for local roads
Juneau and other Southeast Alaska towns could face delays for local road construction due to federal earmarks for other multimillion-dollar projects, according to a draft report from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities released Tuesday.

Governor's jet plane is on the way
The state Department of Public Safety has completed the purchase of a $2.6 million jet, and Commissioner Bill Tandeske says he expects the aircraft to be brought to Alaska by Tuesday.

Alaskans' 2004 income up 3.7 percent from '03
Alaskans appear to be getting richer, according to data showing incomes for 2004 up nearly $1 billion from the previous year.

Menge: Focus is gas line, not how he got job
The new director of the Department of Natural Resources says his focus is on getting the best gas line deal possible for Alaskans, and he isn't worried about any perception that he's a "yes" man for the Murkowski administration.

Fishermen want state to help in sockeye shortage
Fishing groups in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley want state fisheries officials to help revive the area's diminishing red salmon runs.

Alaskans' 2004 income up 3.7 percent from '03
Alaskans appear to be getting richer, according to data showing incomes for 2004 up nearly $1 billion from the previous year.

Mining companies competing for workers
Finding skilled workers for Alaska mining projects is increasingly difficult as a boom cycle sweeps the state's mining industry.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Forest Service OKs Emerald Bay timber sale
A 600-acre timber sale at Emerald Bay on the north end of the Cleveland Peninsula has received a green-light from the U.S. Forest Service, though opponents say it likely will be appealed.

Governor's jet plane is on the way
The state Department of Public Safety has completed the purchase of a $2.6 million jet, and Commissioner Bill Tandeske says he expects the aircraft to be brought to Alaska by Tuesday.

Forest Service OKs Emerald Bay timber sale
A 600-acre timber sale at Emerald Bay on the north end of the Cleveland Peninsula has received a green-light from the U.S. Forest Service, though opponents say it likely will be appealed.

Cities eye rebirth of revenue sharing
An organization of Alaska city governments this week will focus on reviving the state municipal revenue-sharing program that ended in 2003.

State proposes less for local roads
Juneau and other Southeast Alaska towns could face delays for local road construction due to federal earmarks for other multimillion-dollar projects, according to a draft report from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities released Tuesday.

Fishermen want state to help in sockeye shortage
Fishing groups in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley want state fisheries officials to help revive the area's diminishing red salmon runs.

Fairbanks group fights advent of city's second Wal-Mart store
A group of Fairbanks residents say building a second Wal-Mart in town will hurt local businesses and funnel more money out of Alaska.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the nation, and the world

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Mining companies competing for workers
Finding skilled workers for Alaska mining projects is increasingly difficult as a boom cycle sweeps the state's mining industry.

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