Elected officials should look into the golf course lease
In the Jan. 5 My Turn column in the paper, Karla Hart makes a good point about perceived "sweetheart deals" involving publicly owned Juneau lands. It's one that should certainly be looked at very closely by our elected officials, as well as the relevant employees of the city. If she is correct in her assessment then proper action should be forthcoming. Otherwise, I should think, any local's objection about big box stores' land purchases seems rather moot.

INS has no choice
I have a whole different point of view on the recent letters to the editor regarding immigration laws and deportation.

No call for knocking avalanche awareness
The letter in today's Empire (Jan. 6) by Donn and Cathy Liston about Bill Glude's avalanche awareness service was astounding.

Don't drill ANWR
The world's oil supply is going to be depleted around 2040. Some scientists will argue that the oil supply will be depleted around 2020.

No thanks, Coeur, for the development of Berners Bay
As a 2004 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School with the intent to major in natural resources management, I have been interested in the Kensington Mine project moving from its original plan in Lynn Canal to the heavily controversial Lower Slate Lake in Berners Bay.

New fish plant prepares to open
Alaska Glacier Seafoods' new processing plant at Auke Nu Cove is swarming with activity in preparation for its first delivery by fishermen in mid-February.

Juneau man arrested on sex charge
Brian L. Wheeler called himself "the computer guru" as he worked out of his Juneau home.

Photo: Clear day for kayaking
Greg Cook and his daughter, Slim, paddle away from the North Douglas boat ramp Thursday morning to take advantage of the clear January weather.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Dimond Park high school planners choose an 'auditeria'
The Dimond Park high school will have a main gym comparable to the one at Juneau-Douglas High School and a smaller auxiliary gym, but not a dedicated auditorium, planners decided Thursday.

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

Photos show changes in SE vegetation
Last summer, Richard Carstensen, Kathy Hocker and Terry Schwarz tramped through the woods with an 8-megapixel digital camera in an ongoing quest to re-take historical photos as old as 110 years.

Board considers liveaboard hike
After living in his boat for eight years at Harris Harbor, Jeff Kemp said he would consider leaving if a city fee proposal goes through.

Photo: Updating the solar system
Stephen Cosgrove, left, and Michael Orelove add a revised list of known moons in the solar system to the Juneau Community Planet Walk sign last month at Twin Lakes.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau

Student recognitions
Outstanding actions of present and former Juneau students.

Johnston and Carls to wed
Juneau residents Erika X. Carls and Brendan P. Johnston will be married in Saint Peter, Minn., on July 16, 2005.

Statistics of Juneau

Capacci and Derfus wed
Natalie Capacci of Juneau and Richard Derfus of Mesa, Ariz., were married Nov. 13, 2004, at Holy Cross Church in Mesa, with a reception at The Trailhead.

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

Ryan Brendan Elisoff
Juneau resident Ryan B. Elisoff, 27, died unexpectedly on Jan. 3, 2005, at the Bartlett Regional Hospital emergency room.

My Turn: A practicable, sustainable plan for Kensington Mine
Last week the Forest Service issued their record of decision for the final supplemental environmental impact statement for the Kensington Mine, selecting "Alternative D."

State High School wrestling rankings
The state high school wrestling rankings for the Class 4A level as posted on the www.AlaskaWrestling.com Web site on Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Juneau prepares for battle of the Bears
Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball coach Lesslie Knight has a pleasant dilemma on her hands this season.

Magner wants shot at the NFL
Snow flew across the field of the empty Doyt Perry Stadium on Wednesday in Bowling Green, Ohio. Cole Magner flew across the same field for four seasons as a wide receiver for the Bowling Green State University football team.

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.

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

Cleanup continues at freighter grounding site
Bolstered by relatively calm seas, a salvage team continued fuel removal efforts Thursday from the wrecked Selendang Ayu off the coast of Unalaska Island in the Aleutians.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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