Where do old boats die?
Kudos to the city for setting up the dead car roundup. It had to be done for the same reasons that a dead boat roundup is desperately needed next.

A long shot
The Alaska-based anti-missile system raises disturbing questions about how this is to make us safer. In reality, it only triggers world fears that come at the price of other countries ramping up their offensive weapons.

Disaster teams try out new tools
It took a group of Southeast Alaska disaster responders just eight minutes to put up a 20-foot vinyl octagon capable of housing a mobile surgical unit inside Centennial Hall on Thursday. It was their first try.

Photo: Everything's duckie
Eric Forst, president of the Glacier Valley Rotary Club, plucks a plastic duck out of the pond Sunday at Rotary Park during the club's fundraiser. The club offered 5,500 ducks for "adoption" at $5 a piece.

Teacher incentives draw criticism
The tiny Port Protection School, isolated on the northern tip of Prince of Wales Island, did the best job of any school in Southeast Alaska last year, according to the state. The school, with 12 students, was one of only 10 rated "outstanding" by state education officials last year.

Subport parking lot to close Monday
The Subport parking lot across from Centennial Hall on the corner of Egan Drive and Whittier Street will close Monday as demolition crews move in to create a staging area.

Photo: True responsibility
Jamie Criss hugs her three-year-old pug, Zoe, while taking a break Saturday at the Responsible Dog Ownership Day celebration at the Nugget Mall.

Around Town

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

Official says plan provides path for improvement in schools
To qualify for State Performance Incentive Program awards, schools must either show significant improvement or maintain exceptional performance, said Eric Fry, spokesman for the Department of Education and Early Development.

Dennis Heatley
Douglas resident Dennis George Heatley died Sept. 2, 2007, of cancer at his home. He was 57.

Empire Editorial: SEACC's true colors about to come out on Kensington gold mine
Juneau residents are about to see Southeast Alaska Conservation Council's true intentions for the Kensington gold mine.

Anti-Alaskan Democrats pose a threat to the future of the Southeast economy
Campaigning gets rougher before the state primary election next August 28. It also can be tough in the nonpartisan municipal elections in October as some environmentalists seek local office.

Toe Toon
Cartoon by local artist Toe.

Hikers get Rabbit Lake trail legalized but problems persist
The sun is peeking behind morning clouds, and a handful of vehicles line a narrow stretch of gravel that passes for a road beyond Upper DeArmoun Road.

A damp late-summer hike on the Yankee Basin trail
One damp day in August, a small group of hikers set off on the Yankee Basin trail.

The time is ripe for red raspberries
While summer still has a few weeks left, fall colors are already starting to show, the first of which are the ripening fruits of the various species of raspberry plants found around the Kenai Peninsula.

Into Juneau's azure ice caves
A small, unseen stream tumbles down the slopes of Mt. McGinnis. As it peters out, it disappears under the icy border of the Mendenhall Glacier. The water tunnels its way underneath the glacier, assisted only by the movement of air, forming the "ice caves."

Crimson Bears split with the Kings
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team dropped its first game of the season over the weekend but learned some valuable lessons in the process.

Maake preserves Juneau-Douglas football team's perfect record with key tackle
If Juneau-Douglas High School's Silver Maake makes a big play, more often than not, it's on the offensive side of the ball.

JDHS girls finish 2nd in Palmer
Racing against Alaska's top teams, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls cross country teams acquitted themselves well at the Palmer Invitational on Saturday.

Palmer Cross Country Invitational results

Skagway Open Cross Country Results

Spirited Bears win meets at home
For the Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team, showing team energy is nearly as important as times and wins.

Alaska's wet towns draw heavy drinkers
Villagers from far-flung Eskimo communities where alcohol is banned regularly pour into this old Gold Rush town and its many bars and liquor stores - not just to drink, but to get plastered.

Opponents campaign against Ketchikan jewelry store initiative
Opponents of a ballot initiative to limit jewelry stores in Ketchikan have formed a political action committee and plan to campaign against the measure.

Era Helicopters to expand La. training center
Era Helicopters, an international aviation company based in Lake Charles, will use a $2.1 million Louisiana Economic Development Rapid Response Fund grant to expand its local training facility.

Angoon mayor resigns
After months of community financial turmoil and consistent requests for Angoon Mayor Walter Jack to step down, he offered his resignation.

Man donates vintage warplane to Commemorative Air Force
At Lake Hood, with a north wind blowing just nippy enough to remind us what's coming, Howard "Mike" Hunt climbed into the cockpit of a blazing-yellow AT-6 Harvard warbird.

This Day in History
In Alaska, in the Nation and the World

Alaska Digest
Juneau police win technology award, Eaglecrest raises lift ticket prices, State drops homicide case against driver

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