Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Fisheries revitalization receives another blow
The daunting task of fisheries revitalization was dealt another blow by the Board of Fish in Ketchikan last Sunday (Feb. 19).

A question of legality and desirability
In her Feb. 20 letter, Ms. Andree unfairly suggested I "brush off" the question of legality.

Focus on drinkable water, Ketchikan
Vote "No" on the $38.5 port improvement bond. Vote "No" on the Berth IV dock. Vote "No" on the Pennock Island and Gravina Island improvements proposed by John Stewart and Steve Seley.

Pebble ruckus stirred up by greenies
Alaskans need to make a choice. Do we generate high-paying jobs by responsibly developing our natural resources, or do we condemn our children to a bleak future toiling in a low-paying, seasonal service company?

Students fast for 30 hours as part of fundraising effort
Some 51 middle school and high school students from Juneau and Haines spent their weekend on an empty stomach.

Photo: What dads are for
Bruce Griggs pulls his 3-year-old twin daughters, Johanna, right, and Gabrielle, through the parking lot Sunday on their way to ski at Eaglecrest.

Board declines to close additional area to commercial Dungy crabbers
A bid to close three bays around Juneau to commercial Dungeness crabbing was quashed by the Alaska Board of Fisheries.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Pool or no, valley residents determined to build community
Many Mendenhall Valley residents believe it is the place to be in Juneau, even if they don't get what they want from voters.

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

Police discovermeth lab
Police evacuated and sealed off part of the fourth floor of the Frontier Suites Airport Hotel Monday night during a raid on a meth lab, Juneau police said.

Photo: Saturday night fundraiser
Teresa and Rick Busch do the "bump" on Saturday night at a '70s disco-themed benefit fundraising party for Beth Weigel at the Hangar Ballroom.

Funds will aid Filipino slide victims
Even people who offered Filipino meals to those leaving Mass Sunday at St. Paul's Catholic Church were surprised with how quickly it disappeared.

Winning essay yields books for alternative high school
The last prize LouAnn Gagné remembers winning was a red-haired doll from a Piggly Wiggly grocery store many years ago. She didn't even like dolls.

Photo: Spring is, um, here
Arthur Olson does his spring thing Monday next to Twin Lakes. Olson was riding into town from the Mendenhall Valley amid breezy and cool conditions.

Photo: Dull, but a good provider
A male belted kingfisher stalks small fish Monday in Auke Bay. His white chest identifies him as a male.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Police: Spate of burglaries calls for precautions
Juneau police advise people to lock their doors and windows when they leave their homes after a string of burglaries was reported in the Mendenhall Valley during the last two weeks.

George H. Brabaw
Former Juneau resident George H. Brabaw, 82, died Feb. 20, 2006, in his home in Amity, Ore.

Alaska's oil tax structure must stand on its own
Completion of the natural gas pipeline contract represents a historic milestone that will provide for Alaska's future through both increased revenues and by spurring future oil and gas development.

Remember this administration and SB-141 come voting time
We have been fortunate here in Juneau to have some high quality people representing us in the state Legislature.

My turn: Abortion issue obscured by labels
Planned Parenthood's upcoming opening in Juneau has once again brought the debate over abortion to the fore.

Crimson Bears rout Ketchikan twice in boys basketball series
The Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity boys basketball team had little problem with visiting Ketchikan over the weekend.

Glacier Swim Club rules the pool at Southeast region championships
The Southeast Region Swimming Championships in Ketchikan on Feb. 17-19 turned into a record-breaking party for Juneau's Glacier Swim Club.

Juneau Ski Club sends seven to Jr. Olympics
Despite being without a lot of snow for most of the year, that meteorological anomaly hasn't stopped the Juneau Ski Club from achieving.

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.

Refinery threatens to close
The owner of the state's largest crude oil refinery has threatened to close the plant unless the state grants it a major financial concession.

This Day in History
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers

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

Cook Inlet belugas fading away
The white whales of Cook Inlet that have delighted locals and tourists for decades are slowly disappearing and perhaps headed toward extinction.

U.S. Coast Guard is training anti-terrorism commandos
As two men in black slid from a hovering helicopter to the fo'c'sle of the cutter SPAR, the crowd watching from the bridge was less than eager to join the ranks of those known as "Coast Guard Commandos."

Trapping class shows Interior students survival in the wild
High school students in Shungnak are taking it outside - to the woods behind the village and up Cosmos Creek - and earning credit this semester for picking up the specialized skills they need to succeed around their home village.

Police hope to up recruiting with cooler marketing
Police agencies around Alaska have to work harder to revive falling recruiting numbers than departments in other states, said the head of the Anchorage department's recruiting division.

Oil firms grilled about profits, taxes
Alaska legislators on Monday questioned oil producer ConocoPhillips executives' fears about a proposed tax hike when the industry is seeing record profits.

House panel on hold for maternity leave
While Alaska Republican lawmakers Lesil McGuire and Tom Anderson are in Anchorage awaiting the birth of their first child, the House Judiciary Committee is on maternity leave - for now at least.

Adventurer rescued from Yukon island
A British woman trying to walk around the world developed frostbite, and was rescued Sunday in blizzard-like conditions from her tent on a remote Yukon River island.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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