Standing out
Standing out

Speaking out
Good bosses let employees - especially new hires - know that it's OK to discuss matters with them.

Green Days
Environment-friendly workplaces an emerging trend

Hiring trend
Hiring trend

Natives versus native Alaskans
In response to Don Hoff Jr.'s letter of July 10: He is correct in stating that it is the commercial fishing industry that has over harvested our fish. And I agree with his statement that the Native people of Alaska need to learn their language and history, and should harvest for subsistence purposes.

No 'moral boundary' in Iraq, Afghanistan?
President Bush must not understand irony. When he vetoed stem cell research legislation, he stated that the bill "would support the taking of innocent lives," and "it crosses a moral boundary that our decent society needs to respect."

Bush concerned about death, torture?
In Thursday's Empire, President Bush was quoted as saying, "If this bill (to lift funding restrictions on embryonic stem cell research) were to become law, American taxpayers would for the first time in our history be compelled to fund the deliberate destruction of human embryos."

A distillation of the Juneau road issue
This written opinion is coming to you from the perspective of a seasonal visitor staying here temporarily on a topic that affects the residents of Juneau, Douglas and all Alaskans for a long time to come.

Our Internet interests need to be protected
Your July 16 report on the ridicule Sen. Stevens is enduring because of his inarticulate description of the Internet calls attention to the real problem with Sen. Stevens - his failure to defend the average Alaskan's access to the Internet.

Urge our senators to support Net neutrality
Thank you for pointing out recently that our own Sen. Ted Stevens has no idea how the Internet works - the very system he is trying to serve up to money-hungry companies like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T.

Keep facts straight regarding fishing
Excuse me, the seine fishing season has been open for nearly a month and the gillnet season for longer yet.

Coeur's dubious environmental record
Merrill Stanford made several statements about the Kensington Gold Mine in his opinion of July 13.

Build the road for cheaper travel costs
To all the people against the road out of Juneau, here are some facts.

Using popular stars to teach philosophy
At Florida International University, Chris Grau has found that actors such as Will Smith, Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves are a fine way of introducing students to philosophers like Aristotle, Immanuel Kant and Rene Descartes.

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

Russian cycling through Southeast
Vladislav Ketov's business card identifies him as "artist, traveler, man." The Russian cyclist, 57, pedaled the roads of Juneau on Monday on a heavily loaded Marin touring bicycle.

Fish counter
Douglas Island Pink and Chum employee Tom Moeller counts chum salmon as they make their way upstream on Salmon Creek on Sunday afternoon.

Report of second valley dog attack upsets neighborhood
Animal control officers are investigating an alleged attack on Sunday night by a dog that lunged at a 5-year-old boy in January.

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

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

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

Lahja 'Ike' Puustinen
Juneau resident Lahja "Ike" Puustinen, 98, died July 22, 2006, at Wildflower Court.

Leona Marilyn DeSmet
Former Juneau resident Leona Marilyn DeSmet, 82, died July 18, 2006, in Santa Clara, Calif.

Alaska editorial: Governor's jet jaunts raise some questions
State Sen. Kim Elton was a staunch critic of Gov. Frank Murkowski's effort to buy a state jet.

My turn: Playing fast, loose with rules
Legislators who play fast and loose with their rules are likely to do the same with your rights and resources. Reps. Mike Hawker, Kevin Meyer and Mike Chenault have played fast and loose with the governing rules of the Legislature.

Alaska editorial: 'Tubular Ted' and slips of the tongue
So, Sen. Ted Stevens says the Internet is "a series of tubes." And, says the senator, these tubes get filled up with lots of stuff. And trying to shove all that stuff through those tubes real fast means that, on the other end, nothing is really going to come out very fast at all.

My turn: Framers share their intentions
Debate over the governor's oil tax and gas line contract proposals includes a verbal tug-of-war over what the framers of Alaska's Constitution intended.

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.

Juneau majors win district
The Juneau Major Baseball All-Stars culminated its undefeated run through district play Sunday with a 12-2 victory in five innings over Sitka in Craig.

Juneau coasts to softball title
Juneau dethroned three-time defending Alaska State Little League Major Softball champion Nunaka Valley in resounding fashion Sunday at Melvin Park.

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.

Sen. Murkowski has pipeline deal reservations
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski was among federal officials encouraging the Alaska Legislature to approve a natural gas pipeline contract with North Slope producers.

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

SOS: Save our (senior) ship
One of the first U.S. vessels to penetrate the Northwest Passage and circumnavigate North America may be headed for the scrap heap, sunk as an artificial reef or used by the military for target practice.

Alaska Digest
The governor's office has identified two Alaska National Guard soldiers killed Thursday night in a traffic accident in Mississippi.

Poll shows continuing split over ferry link
A poll conducted by Anchorage firm Hays Research Group showed Juneau residents almost evenly split on whether they support or oppose the road.

Are stray dogs worse than bears?
Former Angoon resident Deb Cox said her year-old shepherd-husky mix, Rocky, is a wonderful dog, and there's more like him where he comes from.

Fairbanks police charge teen in shooting death
Fairbanks police charged a teen in the death of a man found on a bike path beside the community's civic center.

Campaign disclosure reports show Knowles building sizable war chest
Tony Knowles has collected $269,432 in campaign contributions since announcing his candidacy for governor less than two months ago.

Coast Guard suspends search for research vessel crew
The Coast Guard on Monday afternoon suspended a search for a crew member missing from a vessel under research contract to the International Pacific Halibut Commission off a distant Bering Sea island, once called Alaska's most remote point.

Pipeline contract question still open
Gov. Frank Murkowski's top aide on Monday assured a legislative committee that the governor will not sign a natural gas pipeline fiscal contract without first putting it to a vote by state lawmakers.

Family gets 'Extreme Makeover' in the far north
The Rogers family would have been more than thrilled if their week consisted of nothing more than a trip to Disneyland.

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

Crew bails out on listing ship
The rescue of crew members of an Asian ship listing on its side in the Pacific Ocean began late Monday, officials said. "The first helicopter is on the scene, and starting hoist operations," said Alaska National Guard spokesman Maj. Mike Haller.

Alaska Digest
About 10 Juneau residents pooled together funds for a $3,000 reward for information about the illegal killing of a black wolf last weekend.

Governor to review wildlife enforcement
Gov. Frank Murkowski will address concerns that the Department of Public Safety is not adequately protecting Alaska's wildlife by convening a review group.

Photo: Knocked off the bull
Hannibull, right, throws rider Kenny Hackett, of Wasilla, as he tries to ride the 1,250-pound bull Saturday for the $600 prize at the rodeo during the Progress Days celebration in Soldotna.

Past winners of the Golden North Salmon Derby
From 1947 to 2005.

Official derby rules
Pink & chum salmon will not be accepted. Derby participants are encouraged to return pink and chum salmon unharmed to the water unless they are retained for personal consumption.

First aid for the fishing trip
Always wear protective sunglasses when you are casting or when you are around people that are casting. The harsh ultra-violet rays and glare from the water, coupled with the danger of being struck by stray hooks is constant hazards that can be avoided with proper eyewear.

Catch the $100,000 tagged fish
Twelve salmon, not pink or chum, will be tagged and released in the Derby grounds. In accordance with the rules of the sponsors' agent, only one of these twelve fish will pay the $100,000 prize.

Prizes galore for first 100 contestants catching the largest salmon in derby
The first 100 contestants catching the largest salmon will have their choice of any one of the prizes except that 1st prize goes to the largest fish, the 60th prize goes to the 60th top weight, and prize number 100 is reserved for the person catching the 100th top weight.

Handle your fish with care
Please help provide more money for scholarships by taking care of your fish! Do not clean your fish!

Know your species
It can be difficult to distinguish between the different species of salmon found in the waters of Southeast Alaska. Here is a quick guide to make the task a bit easier:

Photo contest
The rules are simple: Submit your photos (including digital format*) to the Territorial Sportsmen at PO Box 20761 Juneau, AK 99802, or email them to by the 15th of September following the Derby.

A history of the derby
The first Golden North Salmon Derby was Aug. 31, 1947. It wasn't named Golden North Salmon Derby until the second Derby in 1948.

Ticket Vendors
List of ticket vendors

Scholarship recipients
From 1953 to 2006.

Tips for the Golden North
So you got your Derby ticket, got your tackle, got your boat? Now how are you going to make the most of those three days that are the most important of the entire summer fishing season for most Juneau anglers?

Derby celebrates 60th year
Spending a day on the water fishing with friends is a priceless experience. But when you've got a chance to win prizes while you troll, it makes the best time even better.

Who is the Territorial Sportsmen?
Territorial Sportsmen Inc., organizer of the Golden North Salmon Derby, has done such a good job of promoting this huge annual fishing event, that the organization's other good works are often overshadowed.

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