Monday, December 26, 2005

Don't hide behind sportsmen
Over the last few issues I have seen the opinion expressed by various commercial charter boat owners that individual fishing quotas for their industry is a terrible thing.

Keep eyes on transportation plan
After reviewing the drastic changes by the Department of Transportation for Juneau concerning spending for road and bridge projects, I draw the following conclusions.

Time to follow up on a promise
The spectacle Ted Stevens made of himself over the last couple of weeks was pretty disgusting, no matter which side of the Arctic refuge dispute you are on.

Call a spade a spade
I congratulate the Juneau Empire for providing proof that there is life beyond our solar system.

News flash: Oil won't last forever
If only Sen. Stevens had worked as tirelessly to develop renewable energy resources as he has to drill the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska could be an energy state forever.

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

1,000 points of light: Juneau homeowners unleash holiday spirit
Jeff Campbell measures a successful Christmas decorating season by the size of his electric bill. Last year it was about $300.

Photo: Twin Lakes remembrance
Larry O'Keefe, left, and Jonathan Mollick of the city's park maintance division install a plaque on Friday honoring Jerry Schach for his role in the construction of the fishing pier at Twin Lakes.

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

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Airport ponders growing bird life
Not everything flying around Juneau International Airport gets clearance from the tower.

Photo: At Christmas Mass
Altar servers Zach Gianotti, left, and Angela Wright listen to the choir Sunday at St. Paul's Catholic Church.

Christmas SACRIFICES
A number of Juneau families are experiencing the true meaning of sacrifice this Christmas.

William Steven Peters
Haines and Klukwan resident William "Bill" Steven Peters, Shangukeidi, 45, died Dec. 15, 2005, at his home in Haines.

My Turn: Corps' responsibility is to protect clean water
Here's a suggestion for a New Year's resolution for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Let's do things right.

Alaska editorial: Action, realism needed as oil production declines
Happy days are here again if Alaskans only look at the high prices for North Slope oil, which is the source of our wealth, our services, our tax-free state.

Counting Ducks
For a rare few, a day on the job in Alaska involves counting "duck, duck, goose" from the air.

Out&About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Bears face a busy week of competition
Juneau-Douglas boys and girls basketball teams and wrestling squad play Tuesday

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.

State retains right to set child support in Native village
Alaska Supreme Court Judge Alexander Bryner upheld a 2001 state Superior Court decision affirming the state's right to determine child support in a custody battle involving the Native village of Northway.

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

Antarctic explorer Norman Vaughan dies at 100
Norman Vaughan, who as a young man explored Antarctica with Admiral Richard Byrd in what was to become a life full of adventure, died Friday just a few days after turning 100 years old.

Getting used to English
It's the Ellis Island of the Anchorage School District, a cluster of classrooms where teenagers new to the country learn to be Americans.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Man indicted 10 years after Fairbanks murder
A 10-year-old mystery in a brutal Fairbanks killing may finally be solved.

State pushes to complete hatchery
There are no fish in the two giant plastic tanks at the Fairbanks Experimental Fish Hatchery.

Researchers study AK reindeer for business potential
He has a long, wiry beard, wears a red parka and hangs out with reindeer just a short sleigh ride from the interior Alaska town of North Pole.

LeConte to return this week; Pelican suffers service loss
Pelican, which has been without ferry service for most the month, received good news from the state ferry system just before Christmas.

Wainwright teen, men credited with saving hunter's life
An 85-year-old minister in the Arctic Ocean village of Wainwright is alive today, thanks to the survival skills and cool judgment of two teenagers and a young man who found the elder on the frozen tundra when he was little more than an hour from death.

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