Your recent article "USFS to cancel 20 timber sales" (Jan. 13) was just more evidence of the inappropriate influence that timber interests have over the Tongass National Forest.
Follow zoning plan
Chuck Ramage's recent "My Turn" on increasing housing densities here in Juneau leads one to believe the very gates of hell will soon be opening to consume our fair town if we don't do as he specifies and rezone Juneau now.
Solace International is a nonprofit organization in Anchorage dedicated to building schools for the girls of Afghanistan. In just over a year, the organization's founder, Nathaniel York, and his team have built two schools, filled them with benches and supplies, and outfitted 600 girls in school uniforms.
Increased class sizes
A looming budget gap is facing the Juneau School District that will severely effect the quality of education in our public schools.
No trip to Alaska
My wife and I were looking forward to a trip to Alaska to see this magnificent environment.
Is 'help' possible?
If you're so concerned about the wolf at the glacier, send a check to Alaska Fish and Game to pay for the relocation.
Alarmed by convictions
Is it just me, or are recent convictions of sexual abuse to a minor alarming? Constantly the newspapers report sex offenders registering for 10 years and very little jail time. Have you readers ever visited the sex offender Web site? There are over 80 living in Juneau.
Seeking middle ground
I laud the newly fair and balanced nature of the Empire's editorial stances and reporting and commend publisher Robert Hale in particular.
I am enthused by the notion of educating our young people against the dangers of indoctrination, as mentioned by Rick Thibodeau (Empire guest column, Nov. 16).
Fools and fanatics
To the mighty mudslingers on both ends of the political spectrum. You would all be well served to heed a couple of timeless truths.
Erik Stromme, 11, gave up his ski gear for his art while taking a break Saturday afternoon at Eaglecrest.
KSUP marks 20 years on the air
Long after Danny and the Juniors proclaimed "rock'n'roll is here to stay," the veteran local DJs at KSUP-FM hope live local radio will live on at their Juneau station.
Photo: Science, up close
Emma Good, 8, gets a chance to hold a green tree python, one of 40 snakes owned by Rich Culver.
Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers.
Skiing and helping to ski
Jeffra Clough, a lifelong skier, has the perfect job for somebody who loves to play on snow-covered mountains. She's the director of the Eaglecrest Ski and Snowboard School and spends six months of the year on the slopes or convincing others to test them out.
Today Low Impact Exercise, 10 a.m., Juneau Senior Center and Valley Senior Center. Details: 463-6175. Toddler Time, 10 a.m., downtown library. Toddler Time at the Mendenhall Valley library starts at 11 a.m. Details: 586-5303. Toddler Play Group, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., REACH, 3272 Hospital Dr. A playtime for toddlers and class/support group for parents.
In Thursday's This Week section, the Empire reported a $10 admission fee for a production of "Twelfth Night." Perseverance Theatre has since changed admission to pay what you can.
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.
Fred Meyer slated to expand 40 percent
Renovations planned for Juneau's Fred Meyer store in 2006 will add more than 40 percent of floor space and turn it into one of the chain's "full-line stores," a corporate officer said.
This Day in History
In Alaska In 1900, the Military Department of Alaska was established by the Secretary of War.
Police & Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:
Photo: Dockside mishap
The Big-B, a 24-foot hydrosport owned by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, sank earlier this week in Harris Harbor.
Former Mayor Wayne Johnson celebrates his 95th birthday
Former Juneau mayor and business owner Wayne Johnson celebrated his 95th birthday Nov. 14 at the Juneau Pioneers' Home.
Juneau responds to the JDHS production of the 'Jungalbook'
If you had asked me last week what came to mind with "Jungalbook," it would have been the dancing Disney characters of Mowgli, Baloo and their peers.
Staff reports of the residents of Juneau
Eagles gather at the glacier
Seven bald eagles huddle on the snowy shore and surround a juvenile eagle that hunches over a salmon.
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community.
Augusta K. 'Gussie' Byington
Sixty-year Juneau resident Augusta K. "Gussie" Byington, 102, died Nov. 13, 2004, in Autumn House in Montesano, Wash.
Golden dome would make splendid capitol
It goes without saying that Alaska's proposed modern capitol must reflect its pioneering past and therefore Russian architecture.
Iten wins Kuskokwim 300 title
BETHEL - Kotzebue musher Ed Iten won the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race on Sunday, marking his best career finish.
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
NEW CALENDAR ITEM Raincountry Flyfishers monthly meeting - Meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, at the home of John Lyman near the end of Fritz Cove Road (there is about a half-mile walk to the house from the end of the road and rubber boots are advised).
Juneau wrestlers split with Sitka
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team on Saturday avenged a loss to the Sitka Wolves a day earlier, claiming a 33-24 decision in a dual meet at Sitka High School to close out the regular season.
Musher races despite unsettling cancer update
BETHEL - DeeDee Jonrowe charged out of the starting gate of the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race on Friday night with questions on her mind but a smile on her face as she began her cold, dark run up the frozen Kuskokwim River.
Flexibility is key to success
The key to John Kuterbach's success on the wrestling mat is flexibility - mentally and physically.
Grant will update venues for Arctic Winter Games
A substantial federal grant will go toward much-needed repairs and upgrades for venues to be used to host the Arctic Winter Games in March 2006.
Musher drops from race to aid injured man
BETHEL - A musher competing in the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race is credited with rescuing a snowmachiner who he happened upon during the race.
Chicks with Sticks are ready to face the Geezers in Breezers
There will be a battle of the sexes on Sunday morning, but it's for a good cause.
At the Top of the World
Central Florida's Kingsley Edwards, right, drives past University of Alaska Fairbanks defender Brad Oleson during Central Florida's 74-63 victory Thursday night in the opening round of the Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks.
James to rest injured ankle
CLEVELAND - Cavaliers rookie LeBron James will be kept out of practice today to rest his sprained right ankle, which he injured in a win over Utah.
Hearing the sounds of the Earth
The northern lights sometimes whisper at the approach of dawn, while North Pacific cyclones whine with a strange and subtle tone.
Driving out the darkness
Brittanie Colon, 10, lights a candle while taking part in a Martin Luther King Jr. candlelight prayer vigil Sunday at the Eastside Boys & Girls Club in San Antonio.
Alaska 99s celebrate 50 years encouraging women to pilot planes
ANCHORAGE - It's fair to say that women have played a major role in Alaska aviation history, and some of their exploits are legendary.
Staff and Wire reports from around the state
This Day in History
In Alaska, the nation and the world.
Fish and Game commissioner to take post with processor ships' association
Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Kevin Duffy announced Thursday he will leave the department after 24 years to accept a high-level job in the Bering Sea-Aleutian Islands pollock trawling industry.
State health officials downplay tainted-salmon study
ANCHORAGE - State health officials are downplaying a study on farm-raised salmon that also noted contaminants in some wild Pacific stocks.
Indian Point may be listed on National Historic Register
The state will ask the federal government to list Indian Point on the National Register of Historic Places, officials said.
Feds take testimony on proposed trawler policy
KODIAK - Federal fisheries managers want comments on a preliminary decision not to reduce bottom trawling in parts of the North Pacific Ocean designated as essential fish habitat.
State pays thousands for upbeat tabloid
How much is 12 pages of good news worth to the governor of Alaska?
Charges leveled against Kenai Classic organizers KENAI - A state lawmaker wants the Department of Revenue to investigate whether the association which holds the Kenai River Classic is abusing its status as a nonprofit.
Court rebuffs Tlingits on mine
The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously rejected the Taku River Tlingit First Nation's claim that British Columbia ignored its concerns about a proposed multi-metal mine near the Alaska border.
Demonstrators protest wolf-killing program
ANCHORAGE - Protesters gathered outside a Sitka bookstore Saturday to speak out against a state-sponsored program to kill wolves, and encourage people to tell their family and friends to boycott Alaska until the killing stops.
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