Thursday, November 10, 2005

Business Digest
Staff reports of local businesses

Business Digest
Staff reports of local businesses

Misconceptions about charter IFQs
Donna Bondioli's assertion that charter trip prices will rise to pay for the cost of purchasing charter sector quota share is refuted by the original North Pacific Fishery Management Council analysis of the charter IFQ program.

View on halibut plan
I read the article "Halibut plan splits group" on Nov. 2 in the Anchorage Daily News and would like to share some additional perspectives.

Leave the hunting dogs at home
I grew up hunting ptarmigan on Mount Roberts and in Granite Creek Basin, but have given up trying to find any birds to hunt near town in the past few years, thanks to folks like Jody White who have ruined the hunting for everyone else by seeking upland game birds with dogs.

Internet not to blame
I am currently taking a year off from Juneau drama in Colorado, but am still keeping up with Juneau news.

Road plan siphoning off needed funds
It's funny that Mr. Gruening is suddenly so concerned with Juneau's relationship to other Southeast Alaskan communities (letters to the editor, Nov. 3).

View on halibut plan
I read the article "Halibut plan splits group" on Nov. 2 in the Anchorage Daily News and would like to share some additional perspectives.

Time to overhaul the city's tax code
I would like to thank the Assembly and specifically Johan Dybdahl for taking bold steps in improving the city's sales tax code.

Clean water worth the fight
I would like to express a viewpoint about the Kensington Mine and the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council's lawsuit.

Misconceptions about charter IFQs
Donna Bondioli's assertion that charter trip prices will rise to pay for the cost of purchasing charter sector quota share is refuted by the original North Pacific Fishery Management Council analysis of the charter IFQ program.

Road plan siphoning off needed funds
It's funny that Mr. Gruening is suddenly so concerned with Juneau's relationship to other Southeast Alaskan communities (letters to the editor, Nov. 3).

Internet not to blame
I am currently taking a year off from Juneau drama in Colorado, but am still keeping up with Juneau news.

Time to overhaul the city's tax code
I would like to thank the Assembly and specifically Johan Dybdahl for taking bold steps in improving the city's sales tax code.

Leave the hunting dogs at home
I grew up hunting ptarmigan on Mount Roberts and in Granite Creek Basin, but have given up trying to find any birds to hunt near town in the past few years, thanks to folks like Jody White who have ruined the hunting for everyone else by seeking upland game birds with dogs.

Clean water worth the fight
I would like to express a viewpoint about the Kensington Mine and the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council's lawsuit.

Photo: String 'em up
University of Alaska Southeast landscape superintendent David Lendrum examines Christmas lights being installed Tuesday on campus.

100 students petition to keep UAS instructor
A petition signed by more than 100 students at the University of Alaska Southeast has given rise to discussions of professor retention.

Charities need more giving this season
The less fortunate of Juneau might be a little less full when expressing their thanks this Thanksgiving.

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

Writer leads drive against aerial hunts
A noted Alaska wilderness writer wants the state to justify its annual aerial hunt of wolves and grizzly bears with scientific data proving the predators are hurting the moose and caribou population.

Charities need more giving this season
The less fortunate of Juneau might be a little less full when expressing their thanks this Thanksgiving.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Keeping inmates up to date
Two computer monitors encased in steel, each with its screen protected behind glass, take up less space than the books that used to line the walls of the law library at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Writer leads drive against aerial hunts
A noted Alaska wilderness writer wants the state to justify its annual aerial hunt of wolves and grizzly bears with scientific data proving the predators are hurting the moose and caribou population.

Where the music was BORN
My husband, Don, and I have discovered on our trips to Europe that the trains are crowded on Saturdays.

Where the music was BORN
My husband, Don, and I have discovered on our trips to Europe that the trains are crowded on Saturdays.

Photo: String 'em up
University of Alaska Southeast landscape superintendent David Lendrum examines Christmas lights being installed Tuesday on campus.

Photo: Quilts for relief and for show
Deb Cokeley works on a quilt Tuesday at the Quilting Circle at the Valley Senior Center.

Keeping inmates up to date
Two computer monitors encased in steel, each with its screen protected behind glass, take up less space than the books that used to line the walls of the law library at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Quilts for relief and for show
Deb Cokeley works on a quilt Tuesday at the Quilting Circle at the Valley Senior Center.

100 students petition to keep UAS instructor
A petition signed by more than 100 students at the University of Alaska Southeast has given rise to discussions of professor retention.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

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

A memoir for Veterans Day
My mother's brother Anton was in the U.S. Navy during WWII and after four years joined the Marines; after four years in the Marines, he died eight years into his army enlistment in May 1960.

Vollmerhausen and Hall wed
Asher Hall of Juneau and Susan Vollmerhausen of Las Vegas, Nev., were married at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 29, at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park in Las Vegas.

Flansaas and Morgan to marry
Amber Leah Flansaas and Anthony Marshall Morgan will be married July 15, 2006, in an outdoor ceremony at the home of the bride's aunt and uncle, Michael and Rebecca Hert, in Superior, Mont.

Vollmerhausen and Hall wed
Asher Hall of Juneau and Susan Vollmerhausen of Las Vegas, Nev., were married at 3:30 p.m., Oct. 29, at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park in Las Vegas.

Thank you
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community

Thank you
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community

Flansaas and Morgan to marry
Amber Leah Flansaas and Anthony Marshall Morgan will be married July 15, 2006, in an outdoor ceremony at the home of the bride's aunt and uncle, Michael and Rebecca Hert, in Superior, Mont.

We can give the gift of water
"The rain is raining all around. It falls on field and tree, It falls on the umbrellas here and on the ships at sea"

We can give the gift of water
"The rain is raining all around. It falls on field and tree, It falls on the umbrellas here and on the ships at sea"

A memoir for Veterans Day
My mother's brother Anton was in the U.S. Navy during WWII and after four years joined the Marines; after four years in the Marines, he died eight years into his army enlistment in May 1960.

Mona K. Jackson
Kake resident Mona K. Jackson died Nov. 9, 2005, at her home.

Russell Bartoo
Russell R. Bartoo, 69, of Goldendale, Wash. died Oct. 24, 2005 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore.

Grenola D. Tolbert
Grenola D. Tolbert, 76, died Nov. 7, 2005 at Wildflower Court in Juneau.

Grenola D. Tolbert
Grenola D. Tolbert, 76, died Nov. 7, 2005 at Wildflower Court in Juneau.

Russell Bartoo
Russell R. Bartoo, 69, of Goldendale, Wash. died Oct. 24, 2005 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore.

Mona K. Jackson
Kake resident Mona K. Jackson died Nov. 9, 2005, at her home.

Alaska editorial: Wildlife managers need options for predator control
Back in the 1940s and '50s federal predator control agents spread strychnine-laced meat across Alaska's wilds, indiscriminately killing any animals that happened upon the bait, in the name of predator control.

Alaska editorial: Wildlife managers need options for predator control
Back in the 1940s and '50s federal predator control agents spread strychnine-laced meat across Alaska's wilds, indiscriminately killing any animals that happened upon the bait, in the name of predator control.

My turn: High oil costs translate into more homeless families
The first dominos are falling. The Alaska Municipal League and Alaska School Districts are pleading for support from lawmakers to help meet the shocking increase in heating oil prices this winter.

My turn: No logical reason to split the 9th Circuit Court
Ben Brown, in defending Sen. Murkowski's legislation to split the 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, makes three arguments:

My turn: Court decision not a 'no-brainer', not reason to change constitution
As the former state attorney who wrote the briefs and argued the "same-sex benefits case" before the Alaska Supreme Court, I must take exception to the Empire's assertion, in Sunday's editorial, that the court's decision in that case was a "no-brainer."

My turn: No logical reason to split the 9th Circuit Court
Ben Brown, in defending Sen. Murkowski's legislation to split the 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, makes three arguments:

My turn: Court decision not a 'no-brainer', not reason to change constitution
As the former state attorney who wrote the briefs and argued the "same-sex benefits case" before the Alaska Supreme Court, I must take exception to the Empire's assertion, in Sunday's editorial, that the court's decision in that case was a "no-brainer."

My turn: High oil costs translate into more homeless families
The first dominos are falling. The Alaska Municipal League and Alaska School Districts are pleading for support from lawmakers to help meet the shocking increase in heating oil prices this winter.

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 Billiard Association
who's behind the 8 ball...

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.

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.

Crimson Bears use quickness to win games
Volleyball is more than the standard bump, set and spike.

Juneau Billiard Association
who's behind the 8 ball...

Crimson Bears use quickness to win games
Volleyball is more than the standard bump, set and spike.

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.

Mining companies competing for workers
Finding skilled workers for Alaska mining projects is increasingly difficult as a boom cycle sweeps the state's mining industry.

State proposes less for local roads
Juneau and other Southeast Alaska towns could face delays for local road construction due to federal earmarks for other multimillion-dollar projects, according to a draft report from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities released Tuesday.

Forest Service OKs Emerald Bay timber sale
A 600-acre timber sale at Emerald Bay on the north end of the Cleveland Peninsula has received a green-light from the U.S. Forest Service, though opponents say it likely will be appealed.

Gov. Murkowski: Fast ferries are a 'bad deal'
Gov. Frank Murkowski says Alaska's two fast ferries, which cost the state $38 million apiece, are starting to look like a failed experiment.

NorthwestDigest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

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

Alaskans' 2004 income up 3.7 percent from '03
Alaskans appear to be getting richer, according to data showing incomes for 2004 up nearly $1 billion from the previous year.

NorthwestDigest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

State rehearses for bird flu outbreak
An influenza outbreak on a remote Southeast Alaska island could be devastating if residents aren't prepared.

House leaders drop ANWR from budget
House leaders late Wednesday abandoned an attempt to push through a hotly contested plan to open an Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling, fearing it would jeopardize approval of a sweeping budget bill today.

Corps to suspend mine permit for internal review
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intends to suspend a legally disputed permit for the Kensington gold mine's planned discharges into a subalpine lake to re-evaluate the permit, according to court filings.

Forest Service OKs Emerald Bay timber sale
A 600-acre timber sale at Emerald Bay on the north end of the Cleveland Peninsula has received a green-light from the U.S. Forest Service, though opponents say it likely will be appealed.

House leaders drop ANWR from budget
House leaders late Wednesday abandoned an attempt to push through a hotly contested plan to open an Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling, fearing it would jeopardize approval of a sweeping budget bill today.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Anchorage school program will focus on Alaska Natives
Two Anchorage schools are launching a pilot program to make education more accessible for Alaska Native students.

Anchorage school program will focus on Alaska Natives
Two Anchorage schools are launching a pilot program to make education more accessible for Alaska Native students.

Gov. Murkowski: Fast ferries are a 'bad deal'
Gov. Frank Murkowski says Alaska's two fast ferries, which cost the state $38 million apiece, are starting to look like a failed experiment.

Mining companies competing for workers
Finding skilled workers for Alaska mining projects is increasingly difficult as a boom cycle sweeps the state's mining industry.

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

Alaskans' 2004 income up 3.7 percent from '03
Alaskans appear to be getting richer, according to data showing incomes for 2004 up nearly $1 billion from the previous year.

State rehearses for bird flu outbreak
An influenza outbreak on a remote Southeast Alaska island could be devastating if residents aren't prepared.

Corps to suspend mine permit for internal review
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intends to suspend a legally disputed permit for the Kensington gold mine's planned discharges into a subalpine lake to re-evaluate the permit, according to court filings.

State proposes less for local roads
Juneau and other Southeast Alaska towns could face delays for local road construction due to federal earmarks for other multimillion-dollar projects, according to a draft report from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities released Tuesday.

what's happening
news of local entertainment events

briefly
news of local arts

Juneau Student Symphony & Sinfonia to perform Saturday
The Juneau Student Symphony & Sinfonia begins its busy 2005-2006 season with its fall concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School commons.

Floating in a sea of unconsciousness
For its fall play, the Juneau-Douglas High School theater department presents a story with few true characters, a plot and tempo that could change each night and a setting that evokes the human condition rather than any specific location.

4 quarters, 5 bars:
If there's anything more glorious than a Chicago Bears victory, it's watching a Bears victory while simultaneously seeing the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings get soundly humiliated.

Juneau Student Symphony & Sinfonia to perform Saturday
The Juneau Student Symphony & Sinfonia begins its busy 2005-2006 season with its fall concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School commons.

Floating in a sea of unconsciousness
For its fall play, the Juneau-Douglas High School theater department presents a story with few true characters, a plot and tempo that could change each night and a setting that evokes the human condition rather than any specific location.

Different treatment
Artist JoAnn George, an Angoon resident since 1967, will be the guest of honor at the Hale Ski Foundation's 2005 benefit reception, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Hangar Ballroom in Merchants Wharf. Admission and a print is $80.

Different treatment
Artist JoAnn George, an Angoon resident since 1967, will be the guest of honor at the Hale Ski Foundation's 2005 benefit reception, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Hangar Ballroom in Merchants Wharf. Admission and a print is $80.

briefly
news of local arts

Cinema Guide
what's playing at the box office

Cinema Guide
what's playing at the box office

what's happening
news of local entertainment events

4 quarters, 5 bars:
If there's anything more glorious than a Chicago Bears victory, it's watching a Bears victory while simultaneously seeing the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings get soundly humiliated.

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