Local Briefs

Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2001

Tourism poll deadline extended

JUNEAU - The city is extending this week's tourism Web poll by 24 hours.

Because of technical difficulties, the third of five tourism polls will close at 7 a.m. Friday instead of 7 a.m. today, according to Maria Gladziszewski, director of the city's tourism office. Some computer users on Wednesday were having trouble with poll links, a problem the city traced to VoteHere, the company running the poll, she said. The problem lasted a couple of hours and is now fixed, she said.

"It worked in Netscape but not Internet Explorer," she said.

As of this morning, 840 people, including 60 students, had voted in this week's poll, Gladziszewski said. The city is conducting five tourism polls over the Internet as part of a long-range tourism plan. The fourth and fifth polls are scheduled for January.

Golf developers and agency to meet

JUNEAU - The city has scheduled a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 20, between Totem Creek Inc., the nonprofit developers of a Douglas golf course, and the state Department of Fish and Game, said Oscar Graham, a city planner at Tuesday's meeting of the Juneau Planning Commission.

Fish and Game officials said last month they discovered more than 20 new streams on the land proposed for the course near Peterson Creek. That would require the developers to redesign the course.

The golf course was proposed first in 1981. Developers have been seeking a city conditional use permit for four years.

Timber sale seeks comments

JUNEAU - The public can comment on a possible timber sale at old Port Houghton and Cape Fanshaw during a meeting Monday, Nov. 19, in Juneau.

The U.S. Forest Service is holding its "scoping" open house 6-8 p.m. at the Juneau Ranger District Office, 8465 Old Dairy Road. The public can comment on the environmental impact statement for the proposed project, which could include the harvest of up to 41 million board feet of timber. Three potential log transfer facilities also are associated with the project.

More information is available from the Petersburg Ranger District, 772-3871. Comments may be e-mailed to tparker02@fs.fed.us.

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