Tuesday, May 29, 2001

Adding value by drying lumber
Icy Straits Lumber Co. in Hoonah hopes dry kilns will take its manufacturing operations over a value-added hurdle.

Company seeks license to look for gas, oil in Nenana Basin
FAIRBANKS - An unidentified company is asking the state for an oil and gas exploration license in the Nenana Basin in what is the first significant interest in the area in two decades.

Business Profile

Adding value by drying lumber
Icy Straits Lumber Co. in Hoonah hopes dry kilns will take its manufacturing operations over a value-added hurdle.

Anchorage air-cargo carriers to lay off 36 pilots, workers
ANCHORAGE - Two air-cargo carriers are laying off 36 pilots and other workers in Anchorage, citing the economic slowdown in the Lower 48 and parts of the Far East.

Anchorage air-cargo carriers to lay off 36 pilots, workers
ANCHORAGE - Two air-cargo carriers are laying off 36 pilots and other workers in Anchorage, citing the economic slowdown in the Lower 48 and parts of the Far East.

Company seeks license to look for gas, oil in Nenana Basin
FAIRBANKS - An unidentified company is asking the state for an oil and gas exploration license in the Nenana Basin in what is the first significant interest in the area in two decades.

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Around Town

Around Town

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Building containers that bear up
With the city about to crack down on residents who don't keep their trash away from bears, residents are gearing up with new containers that rival Fort Knox in security.

Angoon students stir up interest in Tlingit classes
Three Angoon teen-agers who researched Native language immersion programs for a school project have sparked an interest in forming a Tlingit program at the Admiralty Island community's school.

Lower Yukon has youngest population in United States
ANCHORAGE - In the rural villages that dot the flat, treeless wetlands of the lower Yukon River, as many as half the residents are children.

Correction

Avalanche hits Gold Creek area
Under the influence of 60-degree temperatures, Mt. Roberts sent an avalanche down to clog Gold Creek on Monday afternoon.

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

Angoon students stir up interest in Tlingit classes
Three Angoon teen-agers who researched Native language immersion programs for a school project have sparked an interest in forming a Tlingit program at the Admiralty Island community's school.

Building containers that bear up
With the city about to crack down on residents who don't keep their trash away from bears, residents are gearing up with new containers that rival Fort Knox in security.

Caribou's late arrival may cost calves' lives
BARROW - Time may be running out for calves of the Porcupine caribou herd, which makes the journey from northern Canada to Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge every spring.

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

Briefly

Caribou's late arrival may cost calves' lives
BARROW - Time may be running out for calves of the Porcupine caribou herd, which makes the journey from northern Canada to Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge every spring.

Lower Yukon has youngest population in United States
ANCHORAGE - In the rural villages that dot the flat, treeless wetlands of the lower Yukon River, as many as half the residents are children.

Correction

Avalanche hits Gold Creek area
Under the influence of 60-degree temperatures, Mt. Roberts sent an avalanche down to clog Gold Creek on Monday afternoon.

Hope supplied by one man, his convictions
It is not everyday that we see the example of a person who puts aside his or her own best interest to do what is right for the country. Last week Sen. James M. Jeffords of Vermont exemplified courage and clarity of spirit by declaring independence from the Grand Old Party to become an Independent.

Special session agenda
The following editorial appeared May 24 in the Anchorage Daily News: Alaska lawmakers have one job to do when they convene in special session on June 7. They should pass House Bill 260 to regulate cruise ship discharges into the state's air and water.

Fore! a golf course
I'm not a golfer, yet. I have jokingly had two fun-filled days laughing at my attempts in years past. I'm a 52-year-old grandma that would love to do it again, on a regular basis, the right way.

In the public interest
When public lands and public resources are given to private developers, the public has a right and responsibility to protect its interests. In addition to encouraging responsible community development, those interests include aesthetics, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat.

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. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at

Hope supplied by one man, his convictions
It is not everyday that we see the example of a person who puts aside his or her own best interest to do what is right for the country. Last week Sen. James M. Jeffords of Vermont exemplified courage and clarity of spirit by declaring independence from the Grand Old Party to become an Independent.

Special session agenda
The following editorial appeared May 24 in the Anchorage Daily News: Alaska lawmakers have one job to do when they convene in special session on June 7. They should pass House Bill 260 to regulate cruise ship discharges into the state's air and water.

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. We reserve the right to edit calls for clarity, length and libel. Callers must leave their name and a number at

Fight the good fight
Assuming you intend to provide an open marketplace of ideas, Empire readers need to see more articles by great conservative writers like Thomas Sowell, George Will, Cal Thomas and Tony Snow, centrists like Bill O'Reilly and political cartoons by someone other than the often mean-spirited lefty Mike Luckovich. Instead of fuming feminist Ellen Goodman, why not occasionally print Linda Chavez or Phyllis Schafly?

Fore! a golf course
I'm not a golfer, yet. I have jokingly had two fun-filled days laughing at my attempts in years past. I'm a 52-year-old grandma that would love to do it again, on a regular basis, the right way.

In the public interest
When public lands and public resources are given to private developers, the public has a right and responsibility to protect its interests. In addition to encouraging responsible community development, those interests include aesthetics, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat.

Fight the good fight
Assuming you intend to provide an open marketplace of ideas, Empire readers need to see more articles by great conservative writers like Thomas Sowell, George Will, Cal Thomas and Tony Snow, centrists like Bill O'Reilly and political cartoons by someone other than the often mean-spirited lefty Mike Luckovich. Instead of fuming feminist Ellen Goodman, why not occasionally print Linda Chavez or Phyllis Schafly?

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Here are the leaders of the Fifth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby as of 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 29. The derby closes at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, and the top 30 fish will earn cash or merchandise prizes. The standings include the rank, angler's name, weight of the fish, date caught (earliest fish turned in breaks ties) and which of the three weigh stations was used.

Local Scoreboard: State Track and Field Championships
Final results from the Alaska state track and field championships held Friday and Saturday at Palmer High School's Machetanz Field track. Results are for the top six in each event (those who scored team points), plus other Southeast results are noted. Those athletes who finished beyond eighth place did not advance past the preliminaries and times are from those heats.

Local Scoreboard: State Track and Field Championships
Final results from the Alaska state track and field championships held Friday and Saturday at Palmer High School's Machetanz Field track. Results are for the top six in each event (those who scored team points), plus other Southeast results are noted. Those athletes who finished beyond eighth place did not advance past the preliminaries and times are from those heats.

Sports in Juneau

Local Scoreboard: Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Here are the leaders of the Fifth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby as of 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 29. The derby closes at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, and the top 30 fish will earn cash or merchandise prizes. The standings include the rank, angler's name, weight of the fish, date caught (earliest fish turned in breaks ties) and which of the three weigh stations was used.

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