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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Pebble Mine shouldn't even be considered
As a longtime former guide in Bristol Bay, I am shocked that the creation of the Pebble Mine is even a consideration.

Cutting emissions won't stop warming
The global warming debate is an example of sloppy scientific analysis on one hand and tunnel vision and complacency on the other.

My Turn offered unrealistic solutions
In the Dec. 19 Juneau Empire, Bruce Warner of Homer was afforded the opportunity to express his opinion on halibut allocation between commercial and sport fishermen.

Support a paper ballot for everyone
I join the call for a paper ballot for every vote cast in America.

Empire should be applauded for article
The Juneau Empire should be applauded for the story about the state road ending at the John MacKinnon property.

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

Photos: Midnight carols fill cathedral

Images from another time: Traveling ferry
The state ferry Tustumena passes under the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on June 3, 1969.

Photo: Women of Troy
Troy Warriors basketball players Algssa Ito, left, and Sarah Olivas scrimmage Tuesday at the Juneau-Douglas High School gym.

Around Town

Correction
The last statement in Brad Rider's letter on Dec. 21 should have read: ...

Around Town

Juneau happy with tourism as it is
A large plurality of Juneau residents like tourism but don't believe the rapidly expanding industry needs to grow, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Assembly.

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

Local stores vie for last holiday dollars
With Christmas 2006 now history, Juneau business are turning from decorations of red and green to determine whether they ended the season in the black.

Neighbors Digest
Student Symphony holds auditions, open reading session Jan. 8 & Silverbow seeks art for new Back Room Gallery, opening Jan. 9

Ledford and Harris wed
Former Juneau resident Danielle Harris, of Yakutat, and David Bret Ledford, of Durant, Okla., were married Dec. 2, 2006, in Anchorage.

Pets of the week
Cuervo, Puffy look for good homes

And there were shepherds keeping watch
Do you realize that most of our mental images about Christian things come from medieval art and Christmas cards?

Tromble and McCabe wed
Kristen Tromble and Tomson McCabe were married on Dec. 20, 2006, in Juneau.

Neighbors mailbox
Thanks for: contributing to our 17th annual pie auction & helping at our Dec. 2 Academic Decathalon tournament

Photo: Drawing a winner
With a little help from Big Brothers Big Sisiters Director of Partnership and Recruitment Betsy Brenneman, Little Sister Arlene, right, draws the regional winning entry in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska "Refer-a-Friend" contest.

Emma Olga Olsen
Emma Olga Olsen, a longtime community and Alaska Native Sisterhood leader, died the morning of Dec. 26, 2006, in Juneau. She was 87.

Robert Valliant
A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic Church for longtime community leader Robert "Bob" Valliant. A reception in the church lobby will follow the service.

My turn: Who are we fighting in Iraq?
Two months after declaring the end to combat operations in Iraq, President George W. Bush issued a challenge to an Iraqi opposition he's never had to face: "Bring them on."

Alaska editorial: The subsistence board's definition of rural is 'nuts'
It's crazy that anyone could imagine Saxman as nonrural, but the Federal Subsistence Board does. The theory is that Saxman is the same as Ketchikan.

My Turn: The Empire was just doing its job
I would like to respond to those who are criticizing the Juneau Empire for printing the article about John MacKinnon and his financial connection to the proposed road north that would end, for an indefinite period of time, at the Kensington Mine and MacKinnon family property.

My Turn: Charter fleet should halt its spin on halibut allocation issue
I am a salmon troller and own 6,000 pounds of halibut. I must respond to the charter fleet's spin surrounding the halibut allocation issue (Bruce Warner's Dec. 19 My Turn).

Speedy Bears look to apply the pressure
A basketball court normally runs 94 feet in length and 50 feet in width.

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.

New coach leads JDHS into battle
New Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball coach Steve Potter isn't the most animated coach, but that doesn't mean he isn't intense. Potter's face scowls as he watches his team practice.

Giant snowman looms larger over Anchorage neighborhood
Snowzilla the snowman is back and bigger than ever.

Alaska Natives have long relocation history in nomadic times
Vince Pikonganna was 12 when his family joined the slow exodus from the Eskimo village that was built on stilts across the steep, rocky face of King Island.

Northwest Digest
Man arrested after two people stabbed, Montana's grizzly bear count tops 545 & Ocean temperatures linked to wildfires

State finds trouble with stray salmon
Alaska's largest salmon hatchery operator has committed numerous violations, including a failure to control strays that can mix with wild salmon, according to state officials.

Village considers going dry
At least five residents of New Stuyahok have died this year after drinking heavily, leaving the village considering outlawing alcohol.

Alaska Digest
Fort Richardson paratrooper killed, Is that Avon calling? No, it's the police & Southeast doctor awarded fellowship

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

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

Escalating erosion an unprecedented crisis for Native villages
The last time chronic flooding forced this tiny Alaska village to relocate, sled dogs pulled the old church to its new home three miles away, far from the raging Ninglick River.

Pilgrim family finds new start
Dusk on the slope of Lazy Mountain, and a glacier wind rattled the windows of the Buckingham cabin.

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