Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Quitting fluoridation is disappointing
I was disappointed to see that the Assembly plans to cease the city's water fluoridation program.

Calls for Somerville to resign are unfair
Those who are calling for Ron Somerville's resignation from the Board of Game are being unreasonable and unfair.

Is bias clouding hiring of educators?
I've been considering a position as substitute teacher here in Juneau, however, I've recently become aware of some disturbing issues.

Youth gun-safety program a good idea
I would like to compliment Tom Milliron, the principal of the Floyd Dryden Middle School in Juneau, for his implementation of the program to teach all of his students gun safety.

Photo: Icy curtains
Elena, 8, Elizabeth, 10, and Hayden Bryson, 7, view a winter wonderland Sunday from their Mendenhall Valley living room window.

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

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

Costco wins preliminary approval of easement for expansion of store
Costco was granted a "no-build" public easement Monday evening by the city's Lands Committee, a subcommittee appointed by the mayor to address the city's land use issues.

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

Photo: Blowing snow
Taku winds blow snow off of Observation Peak on Sunday.

Costco proposes expansion
Costco has begun discussions with the city about expanding its Lemon Creek store by more than 12,000 square feet.

Photo: One more day of blue skies
The fish tender Alaskan Pride enters the Don Statter Boat Harbor beneath clear blue skies on Monday in Auke Bay.

Photo: Sound of the season
Buddy Smith drops his donation into the Salvation Army kettle Monday on Front Street as Bob Rose rings his bell and looks on.

Space heaters trigger fires; 2 homes saved
After extinguishing two home fires, firefighters warned people Monday to be careful with space heaters, and frozen pipes kept plumbers busy with emergency calls.

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

Herman Rosenberger
Juneau resident Herman "Smokey" Jacob Rosenberger, 86, died Nov. 18, 2006, at his home in Juneau.

Edna 'Edie' C. March
Juneau resident Edna "Edie" C. March, 89, died Nov. 6, 2006, in Juneau.

Betty Weaver
Juneau resident Betty Barbara Weaver, 75, died Nov. 21, 2006, in Juneau.

William B. Maloch
Juneau resident William "Bill" B. Maloch, 59, died Nov. 21, 2006, in Juneau due to an apparent heart attack.

Alaska editorial: If swearing-in moves, what moves next?
Juneau, beware; it's the first step. Gov.-elect Sarah Palin has selected Fairbanks - not Juneau - as the location for her swearing-in ceremony Dec. 4

Alaska editorial: Sarah Palin makes wise choice for swearing-in
It's a little like the wedding custom of "something old, something new." Gov.-elect Sarah Palin, the first woman to serve as governor of Alaska and the youngest governor ever, is adding a touch of something old to her swearing-in ceremony.

My turn: Let fluoride continue to be a matter of choice
During the last Assembly meeting on fluoridation, the dental community came out in support of fluoridation of our water.

Mushers, Olympic champs make Hall of Fame
Mushers and Olympians dominated the inaugural class of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.

Big meets loom for Glacier Swim Club
This weekend two Juneau swimmers will compete on the national stage while 37 others face their first state-wide test of the season.

Photo: Thrill of victory
Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School celebrates a last-second 37-36 victory over Floyd Dryden on Monday at Dzantik'i Heeni.

Photo: Alaska girls kick ice
Michelle Ridgway is pressured by the Old Geezers' Mark Good, center, and Brian Glynn in the third annual Chicks with Sticks versus the Old Geezers charity hockey Sunday at Treadwell Arena.

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.

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

Program uses new technologies to enhance salmon runs
Three Norton Sound Economic Development Corp. biologists and a fishery technician assembled in Nome for the big day.

Northwest Digest
Congress likely to stymie ANWR push & Nevada's ranking for quakes questioned

Land trusts gain traction in Alaska
Conservation land trusts that protect the land indefinitely while keeping it in private hands are becoming more common in Alaska.

Alaska beekeepers work to preserve hives during winter
Honeybees aren't built to survive winter's subzero temperatures, but with a shortage of bees nationwide, more beekeepers are trying to nurture the fuzzy insects through Alaska's most notorious season.

Welcome-home ceremony slated for Stryker soldiers
The Army in Alaska is planning an official welcome home for members of the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team after their extended tour in Iraq, an Army official said Monday.

Dispute could lead to higher air tickets
A dispute between airlines and the city's airport agency over rent increases at Los Angeles International Airport terminals could hit travelers in the wallet and delay plans to renovate the aging facility.

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

Northwest Digest
Mitkof Island timber sale moves forward, UAA offers graduate degree in Seattle & New report may alter debate on land use

Palin names transition team leaders
Gov.-elect Sarah Palin Monday named 18 members of her incoming administration's transition team, including some with local connections.

State to take away oil leases at Pt. Thomson
The state plans to strip oil companies of their leases on the Point Thomson oil and gas field after finding the primary lease holder, Exxon Mobil Corp., in default for failing to come up with a viable plan for developing the field's vast North Slope gas reserves.

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING