Sunday, February 25, 2001

Around Town

Around Town

Glory days
Like many people who came to Alaska in the mid-1970s seeking their fortune on the trans-Alaska pipeline, Paul Helmar wasn't fully prepared for what he found. It was 20 below zero when he arrived at the Fairbanks airport dressed in a pea coat and cowboy boots.

Glory days
Like many people who came to Alaska in the mid-1970s seeking their fortune on the trans-Alaska pipeline, Paul Helmar wasn't fully prepared for what he found. It was 20 below zero when he arrived at the Fairbanks airport dressed in a pea coat and cowboy boots.

Correction

Budget can't meet schools' needs
Mike Sigler thinks he got a rich education in grade school in the 1960s in New York State, including music and art. Today as a parent in Juneau he's concerned about students who aren't getting help learning how to read.

Two finalists make pitches for top job at JDHS
Deb Morse, interim principal at Juneau-Douglas High School, says she has the experience and commitment to take the permanent position. Justin Smith of Wyoming says he knows how to use data about students to meet state academic standards.

Local responsibility for school funding grows
Fewer students are attending Juneau's public schools, but local taxpayers are asked to pay more, thanks to the way the state funds schools.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

McNeil new CEO and president
Sealaska named its in-house counsel, Chris McNeil Jr., president and chief executive at a board meeting Friday.

State teacher shortages blamed on stagnant pay
The Juneau School Board soon will consider a balanced budget for next school year that cuts the number of teachers by 15, mostly because of fewer students, and modestly increases the funds for supplies and computer maintenance.

Six Alaskans earn way into Parade salary survey
Six Alaskans, including Sitkan Jan Straley, have earned their way into today's edition of Parade Magazine, which lists jobs and salaries for 150 Americans. Ages and home towns are also included with their photos.

Six Alaskans earn way into Parade salary survey
Six Alaskans, including Sitkan Jan Straley, have earned their way into today's edition of Parade Magazine, which lists jobs and salaries for 150 Americans. Ages and home towns are also included with their photos.

Budget can't meet schools' needs
Mike Sigler thinks he got a rich education in grade school in the 1960s in New York State, including music and art. Today as a parent in Juneau he's concerned about students who aren't getting help learning how to read.

Administrative costs often are uncertain
Whenever schools talk about budgets, citizens talk about administrative costs.

Sealaska faces loss of $120 million
Sealaska will report losses of between $90 million and $120 million for last year, shareholders were told Friday night.

Briefly

State teacher shortages blamed on stagnant pay
The Juneau School Board soon will consider a balanced budget for next school year that cuts the number of teachers by 15, mostly because of fewer students, and modestly increases the funds for supplies and computer maintenance.

Sealaska faces loss of $120 million
Sealaska will report losses of between $90 million and $120 million for last year, shareholders were told Friday night.

Police and Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported...

Correction

Briefly

McNeil new CEO and president
Sealaska named its in-house counsel, Chris McNeil Jr., president and chief executive at a board meeting Friday.

Two finalists make pitches for top job at JDHS
Deb Morse, interim principal at Juneau-Douglas High School, says she has the experience and commitment to take the permanent position. Justin Smith of Wyoming says he knows how to use data about students to meet state academic standards.

Local responsibility for school funding grows
Fewer students are attending Juneau's public schools, but local taxpayers are asked to pay more, thanks to the way the state funds schools.

Administrative costs often are uncertain
Whenever schools talk about budgets, citizens talk about administrative costs.

Call for more government in small communities a worry for those who want control
The battle over boroughs pits two long-standing Alaskan ideals against each other.

Murkowski: Two ways to fix subsistence
"I'm not up here as a magician," U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski told legislators this week, when asked about how to solve the subsistence issue.

The huffing dilemma
It's hard to know what to do about huffing, the dangerous practice in which teens and pre-teens inhale the fumes of paints, solvents, hairsprays and other products in order to produce a drug-like high.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

Food Bank offers opportunities, needs space
The Southeast Alaska Food Bank was responsible for collecting and donating thousands of pound of food to member agencies and individuals in our community. Yet the food bank is an unknown. Some of this has to due with the fact that we are a newer part of the Southeast community, having been in existence for only four years. Now we would like to change that and become a more active part of Juneau and Southeast.

Food Bank offers opportunities, needs space
The Southeast Alaska Food Bank was responsible for collecting and donating thousands of pound of food to member agencies and individuals in our community. Yet the food bank is an unknown. Some of this has to due with the fact that we are a newer part of the Southeast community, having been in existence for only four years. Now we would like to change that and become a more active part of Juneau and Southeast.

Call for more government in small communities a worry for those who want control
The battle over boroughs pits two long-standing Alaskan ideals against each other.

The Empire: A better bargain than a steaming mocha
I've meant to be a better correspondent, someone who checks in regularly and asks, "How are things going?" No more excuses. How are things going? Are we covering the issues and events you're interested in?

Protect the integrity of 'Made in Alaska'
It is my understanding that the Made in Alaska program is in jeopardy. The governor and Legislature need to address some serious issues to ensure the continued success of the program.

Murkowski: Two ways to fix subsistence
"I'm not up here as a magician," U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski told legislators this week, when asked about how to solve the subsistence issue.

Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth gives readers a forum to express opinions on a variety of issues by telephone. Calls must be limited to one minute and we reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. The number to call in 586-4636. Then press 8255 to leave your message.

Protect the integrity of 'Made in Alaska'
It is my understanding that the Made in Alaska program is in jeopardy. The governor and Legislature need to address some serious issues to ensure the continued success of the program.

The huffing dilemma
It's hard to know what to do about huffing, the dangerous practice in which teens and pre-teens inhale the fumes of paints, solvents, hairsprays and other products in order to produce a drug-like high.

The Empire: A better bargain than a steaming mocha
I've meant to be a better correspondent, someone who checks in regularly and asks, "How are things going?" No more excuses. How are things going? Are we covering the issues and events you're interested in?

College Corner: Stell is Colorado's Mr. Consistency
Kevin Stell of Juneau may be a rookie on the college skiing circuit, but his first season with the University of Colorado ski team has not been the typical rookie year.

Sports in Juneau

Dorn named state's top soccer player
Justin Dorn remembered attending a Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer game when he was about 7 or 8 years old.

College Corner: Stell is Colorado's Mr. Consistency
Kevin Stell of Juneau may be a rookie on the college skiing circuit, but his first season with the University of Colorado ski team has not been the typical rookie year.

Clark claims downhill as U.S. soars in Alps
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland -- On a big day for U.S. skiing, Kirsten Clark won a women's downhill race Saturday for her first World Cup victory.

Sports in Juneau

Duhon's buzzer-beater leads Duke past Wake Forest, 82-80
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Chris Duhon has had to wait his turn behind a lineup of star players for No. 4 Duke. The freshman's moment came Saturday.

Polaris team wins Iron Dog 2001
FAIRBANKS -- All but five teams have crossed the finish line of the 2001 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

Clark claims downhill as U.S. soars in Alps
LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland -- On a big day for U.S. skiing, Kirsten Clark won a women's downhill race Saturday for her first World Cup victory.

Duhon's buzzer-beater leads Duke past Wake Forest, 82-80
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Chris Duhon has had to wait his turn behind a lineup of star players for No. 4 Duke. The freshman's moment came Saturday.

Dorn named state's top soccer player
Justin Dorn remembered attending a Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer game when he was about 7 or 8 years old.

Polaris team wins Iron Dog 2001
FAIRBANKS -- All but five teams have crossed the finish line of the 2001 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING