Tuesday, February 1, 2000

Horse riding tours coming to Montana Creek
A horse riding excursion on Montana Creek Trail is being developed as another tourism offering for summer 2000.

Around the clock
The Juneau Chamber of Commerce has a board retreat this Saturday to work on a mission statement and work plan.

Business profile
Frank Gwin

Business profile
Frank Gwin

COMTECH: Beyond basics
COMTECH started in 1996 as a way to resist efforts to move the state capital.

On the move

On the move

Horse riding tours coming to Montana Creek
A horse riding excursion on Montana Creek Trail is being developed as another tourism offering for summer 2000.

COMTECH: Beyond basics
COMTECH started in 1996 as a way to resist efforts to move the state capital.

Briefly

Around the clock
The Juneau Chamber of Commerce has a board retreat this Saturday to work on a mission statement and work plan.

Briefly

Greens Creek mine won't be sold
The Greens Creek mine on Admiralty Island isn't going to be sold. Kennecott Corp. of Salt Lake City, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto Zinc Corp. of London, announced today that after reviewing three bids for its 70 percent share in the mine, it won't sell.

Knowles names administrator for Juneau Pioneer Home
Rosemary Gute-Gruening has been named administrator of the Juneau Pioneers Home, Gov. Tony Knowles announced today.

Knowles names administrator for Juneau Pioneer Home
Rosemary Gute-Gruening has been named administrator of the Juneau Pioneers Home, Gov. Tony Knowles announced today.

Greens Creek mine won't be sold
The Greens Creek mine on Admiralty Island isn't going to be sold. Kennecott Corp. of Salt Lake City, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto Zinc Corp. of London, announced today that after reviewing three bids for its 70 percent share in the mine, it won't sell.

Obituaries
Kenneth I. Thomas, Belle Dilg

Around town

Around town

Obituaries
Kenneth I. Thomas, Belle Dilg

Around town

Around town

Alaska licensing some foster parents with criminal backgrounds
ANCHORAGE - Some of the foster parents licensed to care for children in Alaska are people with a history of assault, prostitution, drunken driving, theft and shoplifting, according to an investigation by the Anchorage Daily News.

Native leader among Alaskans on board
Morris Thompson, one of Alaska's most prominent Native and business leaders, was among those killed Monday when an Alaska Airlines jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean.

Cooler gulf helps shrimp
ANCHORAGE - A pair of federal scientists say the oceans are beginning to cool, and that could mean shrimp will make a comeback in the Gulf of Alaska after a 20-year decline.

Project may separate Hyder bears, tourists
ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Forest Service is planning to build a boardwalk and several viewing platforms along a salmon-rich river near the Southeast Alaska community of Hyder in part to prevent a mauling.

Alaskans buy into factory trawler fleet
ANCHORAGE - Two Western Alaska fishing companies are part of an investment group that has completed a $465 million purchase of the largest factory trawler company scooping up pollock in the Bering Sea.

Beating death sentence: 97 years in prison
FAIRBANKS - The first of four people convicted in the beating death of a 15-year-old on a downtown Fairbanks street has been sentenced to 97 years in prison. Barring parole, George Frese will be released from prison in 2077.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

Space heaters may have started downtown fire
Sunday's early morning fire in a new six-plex apartment building on Gastineau Avenue may have been caused by trespassers.

State and local briefly

Law could derail Tongass roadless policy
KETCHIKAN - The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act might prevent the U.S. Forest Service from including the Tongass National Forest in a proposed ban on road-building, Sen. Frank Murkowski said.

GOP legislators pitch plan to 'protect' dividends
Flanked by the Legislature's most conservative members, Sen. Lyda Green introduced a measure Monday that would add the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend program to the state's constitution.

Alaska child immunization rate on the rise
ANCHORAGE - Health care providers are working steadily toward boosting the number of Alaska children immunized against childhood diseases.

Locals worry loved ones were aboard downed jet
Some of Alaska Airlines' top officials were in Juneau on Monday when word came through that one of the company's planes, en route from Mexico to San Francisco and Seattle, had crashed near Los Angeles.

Crime call brings goodwill
PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND - The Alaska State Troopers got a complaint in November from 71-year-old Stella McAllister that some of her personal checks had been stolen.

Kennecott won't sell Greens Creek
The Greens Creek mine on Admiralty Island is not going to be sold.

Springlike weather cracks local record
Spring made a brief appearance in Southeast Alaska over the weekend, but winter should be back for the rest of the week.

Panel considers flightseeing noise rules
Some Juneau residents think there ought to be a law that muffles helicopters

Goldbelt considers interim CEO
The board of directors of Goldbelt, Juneau's urban Native corporation, is considering the appointment of an interim president and CEO to ease an upcoming transition in management.

Search continues for missing musher
ANCHORAGE - The search resumed this morning for a musher who apparently took a wrong turn in blizzard conditions while competing in the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race.

Cemetery being eaten away by erosion
KALSKAG - Erosion is eating away parts of Kalskag, ripping away the village's riverbanks and tearing into its cemetery, tossing coffins downstream and causing bones to wash up on the beach.

State, second union agree on plan for pay raises
The second of 12 state employees' unions has reached a tentative labor contract with the state.

State, second union agree on plan for pay raises
The second of 12 state employees' unions has reached a tentative labor contract with the state.

Law could derail Tongass roadless policy
KETCHIKAN - The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act might prevent the U.S. Forest Service from including the Tongass National Forest in a proposed ban on road-building, Sen. Frank Murkowski said.

Police and fire blotter

Springlike weather cracks local record
Spring made a brief appearance in Southeast Alaska over the weekend, but winter should be back for the rest of the week.

Cooler gulf helps shrimp
ANCHORAGE - A pair of federal scientists say the oceans are beginning to cool, and that could mean shrimp will make a comeback in the Gulf of Alaska after a 20-year decline.

Bill lets cities skirt tax cap
People should be able tax themselves as much as they want, according to Sen. Kim Elton.

Goldbelt considers interim CEO
The board of directors of Goldbelt, Juneau's urban Native corporation, is considering the appointment of an interim president and CEO to ease an upcoming transition in management.

Native leader among Alaskans on board
Morris Thompson, one of Alaska's most prominent Native and business leaders, was among those killed Monday when an Alaska Airlines jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean.

Space heaters may have started downtown fire
Sunday's early morning fire in a new six-plex apartment building on Gastineau Avenue may have been caused by trespassers.

Project may separate Hyder bears, tourists
ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Forest Service is planning to build a boardwalk and several viewing platforms along a salmon-rich river near the Southeast Alaska community of Hyder in part to prevent a mauling.

Cemetery being eaten away by erosion
KALSKAG - Erosion is eating away parts of Kalskag, ripping away the village's riverbanks and tearing into its cemetery, tossing coffins downstream and causing bones to wash up on the beach.

State and local briefly

Police and fire blotter

Beating death sentence: 97 years in prison
FAIRBANKS - The first of four people convicted in the beating death of a 15-year-old on a downtown Fairbanks street has been sentenced to 97 years in prison. Barring parole, George Frese will be released from prison in 2077.

Bill lets cities skirt tax cap
People should be able tax themselves as much as they want, according to Sen. Kim Elton.

Police and fire blotter

Alaska child immunization rate on the rise
ANCHORAGE - Health care providers are working steadily toward boosting the number of Alaska children immunized against childhood diseases.

GOP legislators pitch plan to 'protect' dividends
Flanked by the Legislature's most conservative members, Sen. Lyda Green introduced a measure Monday that would add the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend program to the state's constitution.

Alaska licensing some foster parents with criminal backgrounds
ANCHORAGE - Some of the foster parents licensed to care for children in Alaska are people with a history of assault, prostitution, drunken driving, theft and shoplifting, according to an investigation by the Anchorage Daily News.

Locals worry loved ones were aboard downed jet
Some of Alaska Airlines' top officials were in Juneau on Monday when word came through that one of the company's planes, en route from Mexico to San Francisco and Seattle, had crashed near Los Angeles.

Crime call brings goodwill
PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND - The Alaska State Troopers got a complaint in November from 71-year-old Stella McAllister that some of her personal checks had been stolen.

Kennecott won't sell Greens Creek
The Greens Creek mine on Admiralty Island is not going to be sold.

State and local briefly

Panel considers flightseeing noise rules
Some Juneau residents think there ought to be a law that muffles helicopters

Search continues for missing musher
ANCHORAGE - The search resumed this morning for a musher who apparently took a wrong turn in blizzard conditions while competing in the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race.

Troopers rescue motorists trapped between avalanches
ANCHORAGE - Nine people stranded between avalanches overnight on the Seward Highway were rescued by helicopter early today, Alaska State Troopers said.

Alaskans buy into factory trawler fleet
ANCHORAGE - Two Western Alaska fishing companies are part of an investment group that has completed a $465 million purchase of the largest factory trawler company scooping up pollock in the Bering Sea.

Troopers rescue motorists trapped between avalanches
ANCHORAGE - Nine people stranded between avalanches overnight on the Seward Highway were rescued by helicopter early today, Alaska State Troopers said.

Word of mouth

Try to understand Native way of life
Letter by August Martin

Few benefits from Native claims act
Letter by Tim Ackerman

Protect the initiative process
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Anchorage Daily News:

Few benefits from Native claims act
Letter by Tim Ackerman

Chalk forest practices up to greed
Letter by K.J. Metcalf

The makings of a deal
t's easy to dismiss the State of the Union address the president gave last week. It seemed interminable. It revived the notion of the Nanny State, in which no problem is too small to warrant federal attention. Several of the broad and laudable goals the president embraced are goals that he himself has done precious little in seven-plus years to advance - why does campaign finance reform come first to mind?

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

More Carlos coverage
Letter by Lowell S. Barrick

Abortion stances from the Ovum Office
Being of sound mind and body, I expect to live long enough to hear a woman running for president asked what she would do if she found herself pregnant.

Word of mouth

Media should ask specific questions
The major presidential candidates are grinding through the various TV and radio press interviews and the town meetings with their three-minute daily, redundant speeches and highly predictable replies to mostly predictable questions. That is what their advance people are supposed to accomplish.

Chalk forest practices up to greed
Letter by K.J. Metcalf

Try to understand Native way of life
Letter by August Martin

Protect the initiative process
The following editorial appeared in Friday's Anchorage Daily News:

Media should ask specific questions
The major presidential candidates are grinding through the various TV and radio press interviews and the town meetings with their three-minute daily, redundant speeches and highly predictable replies to mostly predictable questions. That is what their advance people are supposed to accomplish.

Abortion stances from the Ovum Office
Being of sound mind and body, I expect to live long enough to hear a woman running for president asked what she would do if she found herself pregnant.

More Carlos coverage
Letter by Lowell S. Barrick

The makings of a deal
t's easy to dismiss the State of the Union address the president gave last week. It seemed interminable. It revived the notion of the Nanny State, in which no problem is too small to warrant federal attention. Several of the broad and laudable goals the president embraced are goals that he himself has done precious little in seven-plus years to advance - why does campaign finance reform come first to mind?

Ptarmigan Super-G results

Ptarmigan Super-G results

Sports in Juneau

Drill team scores at national meet
The Juneau Dance-Drill Team impressed the judges at the national championships last weekend, not with its bread and butter pom routine but with a routine in which they were supposedly inexperienced.

Drill team scores at national meet
The Juneau Dance-Drill Team impressed the judges at the national championships last weekend, not with its bread and butter pom routine but with a routine in which they were supposedly inexperienced.

Sports in Juneau

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