Sunday, January 2, 2005

Slumbering menace
It's been a long time since Juneau was seriously threatened by hundreds of tons of ice and snow crashing down from the mountains above.

Photo: New Year's anniversary present
Michelle Fred shows off baby Michael Donovan Fred, who was born at 12:54 p.m. Saturday at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Wal-Mart, Home Depot spark concerns among Juneau residents
Residents seem to agree that the cost of living in Juneau is high. But the prospect of international retailers coming to town with the promise of low prices has sparked debate.

Juneau survivors tell tale
Juneau teacher Richard Steele was packing his bags in his room at the Peach Hill Hotel & Resort, 500 yards from Kata Beach on Phuket Island, Thailand, when he heard screaming.

AroundTown
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Polar bear dippers renew themselves
At 1 p.m. New Year's Day, as some Juneauites were just waking up and wondering what woodland animal had lodged in their mouth overnight, about 70 folks plunged into the waters at Auke Village Recreation Area.

Blaze claims Valley home
A family was burned out of its rental home off Mendenhall Loop Road on Saturday night.

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

Jessie Leta Estes
Former Juneau resident Jessie Leta Estes, 88, died Dec. 18, 2004, in Seattle, Wash.

James Elmer Willman
Former Juneau resident James Elmer Willman, 80, died Dec. 24, 2004, in Kelso, Wash.

Immigration should give Guillen a break
It's a case like that involving Ernesto Guillen, a resident of Juneau since 1996 who is soon to be deported to his native Mexico for being an illegal alien, that makes you wonder how an otherwise decent person gets a break.

A culture fighting for its life
A man has forced himself into a woman's home and beaten her nearly to death.

Empire editorial: A year begging for collaboration
Happy New Year, Juneau. You've earned it. Take a collective deep breath, and then it's back to work.

Cartoon by Toe
Cartoon by Toe

Alaska's trophy blacktail deer
Although Alaska is home to bigger, more dangerous and more glamorous big game, Sitka blacktail deer hold a special place in the hearts of some hunters.

Out&About
A listing of outdoor events around Juneau.

Snow report
An update on the conditions at EagleCrest Ski Area.

Web links
Web sites for local outdoors enthusiasts.

Sports Briefs
Staff reports of Juneau sports events

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.

2004: A look back
It would be a bit of an understatement to say 2004 was a busy year in Southeast Alaska sports.

This Day in History
On this day in the state of Alaska....

Southeast urchin fishery in trouble
Stung by heavy competition from Russian traders, Southeast Alaska's dive fishermen are trying to figure out how to save their urchin fishery from possible extinction.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state.

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