Monday, September 26, 2005

Let the voters decide
The elitists in our community are at it again.

Stuck on the road
The people in the Houston area tried to evacuate, and they're still stuck.

Rise to the occasion
Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their homes, their jobs and in many cases their loved ones in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Russian politics alive in Juneau
The recent actions of Jim Powell to inject himself into a local Assembly race lay bare the sad fact of politics in Juneau.

O'Brien an involved school parent
One of the greatest things a school learning community can experience is the active participation of its parents.

The Costco approach to government
I'd like to comment on a couple of articles that recently appeared in the Empire.

Privileged to live here
Coeur Alaska is in clear violation of the Clean Water Act with its plans to dump millions of tons of mine waste into a pristine, freshwater lake.

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

Junior chamber identifies with departing president
Many Juneau Chamber of Commerce members at a candidates' forum for an at-large Juneau Assembly seat said they see eye-to-eye with David Summers.

Hopefuls offer willingness to act, listen: Merril Sanford
During his three years on the Juneau Assembly, District 1 candidate Merrill Sanford hasn't hesitated to stand his ground, sometimes alone.

Candidates offer experience, youth, zeal: David Summers
Assembly candidate Mara Early says what separates her from the field is she is one of those young people that government officials, business owners and her opponents say the city needs to retain.

Candidates offer experience, youth, zeal: Mara Early
Assembly candidate Mara Early says what separates her from the field is she is one of those young people that government officials, business owners and her opponents say the city needs to retain.

Candidates offer experience, youth, zeal: Bob Doll
Assembly candidate Mara Early says what separates her from the field is she is one of those young people that government officials, business owners and her opponents say the city needs to retain.

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

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

Photo: Something in mining?
Mike Johnson, human resource director of Coeur D'Alene's Rochester Mine in Nevada, takes an application from Bea Findlay during Saturday's Juneau Job Fair at Centennial Hall.

Warm water brings spate of weird fish
An array of exotic fish and other unusual marine critters flooded the waters of Southeast Alaska this summer.

Art for his enemies
When not patrolling the streets of Baghdad with his National Guard unit Keith Gibson created art to give to his "enemies."

Photo: The cranberry store
Tom Schwartz picks bog cranberries Sunday in a meadow near Eaglecrest Ski Area.

Volunteers brave Juneau's weather for work on National Public Lands Day
The rain may have played a factor in the turnout at Cope Park on Saturday, but it didn't dampen the spirits of those volunteering for National Public Lands Day.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Hopefuls offer willingness to act, listen: Joan Cahill
Juneau Assembly District 1 candidate Joan Cahill is the opposite of incumbent Merrill Sanford in many ways.

Weather Service lauds Elfin Cove observers
There's that old adage about the weather in Southeast Alaska - if you don't like it, wait 15 minutes.

Photo: Tour de fall
A pair of bicyclists ride by green ash and trident maple trees in full fall color Sunday on the University of Alaska Southeast campus.

Inga Betty Dick-Gore
Juneau resident Inga Betty Dick-Gore, 57, died Sept. 11, 2005, in Rainier, Ore.

Alaska can help, but let's get real about the bridge
Alaska can help finance the recovery from recent hurricanes. It also can secure an energy supply and generate future revenue, thus avoiding tax increases.

We should invest and save the oil surplus
High oil prices, while a shock to the wallet at the gasoline pump, likely will turn out to be a bonanza for the state treasury.

Out&About
Sept. 28: Bird walk, noon, Rainbow Foods lobby. Sponsored by Juneau Audubon Society. Details: 957-1050.

Harris Harbor gets ready to shine
People driving across the Douglas Bridge into downtown Juneau should notice a new "special glow" in the evening, Harbormaster Lou McCall said as summer was ending last week.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts.

Winter king crab season to open Oct. 1
Though salmon season wanes, crabbing lasts all winter.

Part of Gustavus moose hunt closes
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced a partial closure to moose hunting in Game Management Unit 1 near Gustavus.

Into the bog
When hikers think of Juneau's trails, they usually think of rain forest. But many local trails provide easy access to a special habitat: the muskegs (or, more properly, bogs).

Friday's JDHS football box score

Bears' J.V. shares the wealth in 58-0 victory
The Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity team delivered another standout defensive performance in a 58-0 win over West Valley Friday.

Crimson Bears sweep Sitka in a Southeast Alaska battle
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team dropped a rare set this weekend but kept its perfect Southeast Conference record in tact with two wins over host Sitka this weekend.

Friday's JHDS box score with stats
from Friday...

Region V Championships
Saturday at Ketchikan

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-Douglas coasts past West Valley, 54-0
Though the entire Juneau-Douglas High School football team played solid in a 54-0 rout of West Valley on Friday, the night clearly belonged to one Crimson Bear in particular.

Bears can now focus solely on Pasco Bulldogs
With the West Valley game behind them, the Juneau-Douglas High School football team can now talk about Pasco.

JDHS wins boys, girls region titles
It's become an annual tradition.

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.

High School Swimming and Diving Results
Petersburg Invitational Swim Meet Results

Norman with two wins for Juneau
The Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving teams entered the toughest portion of their schedule this weekend with Friday and Saturday meets at Petersburg.

North Slope Borough tightens its belt as oil property tax base declines
Buses sit idle inside a garage, gathering dust, their only purpose these days to serve as makeshift storage bins for Alaska's largest regional government.

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

Gov. Murkowski's gas-line timetable unlikely to happen
Broken deadlines and continued wrangling have dimmed the chances that the Alaska Legislature will meet by the end of the year to consider the terms of building a North Slope natural gas pipeline.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Photo: Locked
Caught at the moment of main motor ignition, an FGM-148B Javelin self-guided missile streaks towards its target last week during live-fire maneuvers at the Donnelley Training Area on the banks of the Delta River near Delta Junction.

Study: Salmon industry needs restructuring
Alaska's commercial salmon industry can thrive only if it restructures, a University of Alaska Anchorage study concluded.

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