Four years and counting
A four-year effort to get the city's permission to build an 18-hole golf course in a forest within the Peterson Creek watershed may be nearing its final review.

How long for a permit?
As golf courses have proliferated at a time of increasing concerns about the environment and community growth, it's not unusual for the permitting process to stretch out, experts say.

Hoonah mariner honored for rescue
Hoonah resident Alf Skaflestad, who celebrated his 93rd birthday Saturday, makes little of the fact that he rescued two men off Hoonah early this month.


Sparring over oil pipeline
The head of the company that runs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System told local business leaders Friday that the pipeline is ready for a new lease on life.

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

Mastering culture one bead and one song at a time
Kymberly Hoyle was obviously enjoying her first time attending Tlingit-Haida Culture Camp.

Concerns spur new golf course design
Developers of a proposed golf course in a West Douglas watershed have redesigned it completely to meet public concerns, said Totem Creek Inc. President John Barnett.

Around Town

An opportunity to resolve subsistence
In coming weeks, Alaskans have a unique opportunity to take a positive step for Alaska's future by settling the divisive stalemate over subsistence.

When you feel the need, take a shot at roadside gun rental
Just when I thought I had heard all the great business ideas, the obvious one, the one I should have thought of, came my way. Imagine you are a retired farmer or car salesman from the Midwest on your vacation trip to Alask

Bring state government closer to the people
The following editorial appeared in Tuesday's edition of the Frontiersman: We've said it before and we'll say it again: State government needs to get in touch with the people.

Sports in Juneau

Boozer earns spot on Team USA
Former Juneau-Douglas High School basketball star Carlos Boozer Jr. used the bitter remembrance of a failure to land a spot on Team USA for the 2001 FIBA World Championship for Young Men tournament Aug. 3-12 in Saitama, Japan.

Juneau Legion team wins slugfest
The Juneau American Legion Post 25 Midnight Suns had to outlast the Kenai Twin-City Twins before winning a 14-8 slugfest Saturday night in the District II tournament at McManus Fields in Wasilla.

Midnight Suns finish ninth at nationals
The age 17-18 team from Juneau's Midnight Suns Fastpitch Softball Association finished ninth out of 18 teams in the National Fastpitch Softball Association national championship tournament Saturday in Salem, Ore.

Strategy leads Bursell to record
John Bursell knew when to relax and he knew when to hammer the field Saturday as he broke his own course record in the Mount Roberts Tram Run.

Juneau Juniors win NW softball opener
Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League All-Stars opened the Pacific Northwest Division Junior (age 13-14) Little League Softball Tournament with a 9-2 victory over Oregon on Saturday in Mount Vernon, Wash.

BP admits lag in safety inspections
ANCHORAGE - At least 200 fire detection and suppression systems in the Prudhoe Bay oil field have not been inspected on schedule, and BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. plans to hire 12 additional inspectors to bring its fire systems into compliance.

Court: Alaska must fund some abortions
JUNEAU -- The state Legislature may not require health officials to deny funding for abortions for poor women whose health may be at risk, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled on Friday.

Strong earthquake rattles Alaska
ANCHORAGE -- No damage or injuries were reported after a strong earthquake hit Alaska.


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