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Lost hunter found 'confused but alive'

...tip of a possible sighting was reported an hour earlier from someone who lives near the museum. The JMR members were Allen Butner and Phillip Moser.The golden retriever's nose led the group in the right direction, and the team "kind of stumbled...
If bear wasn't eaten, there's a problem

Regarding Allen Butner's letter to the editor of Sept. 28: Ever since I started hunting wild beasts in Southeast Alaska as a little kid, I was taught...
Clearing up some misconceptions

...people who like to look at pictures of dead animals, as evidenced by Allen Butner's poorly reasoned letter of Aug. 27." Where in my article did...than looking at a dead bear, or is it just an emotional response? Allen Butner Juneau
Valdez, Cordova more of a 'somewhere'? well! Why do we need any roads in this state at all? The environment would be so much better. We wouldn't be bothered by those pesky tourists as much, and we would all be happy in our little pristine villages. Allen Butner Juneau
Play nice at parade attitude that has invaded our lives, especially politics, and remember what you were taught in kindergarten. Treat others how you want to be treated, play nice, have a cookie and go take a nap. Allen Butner Juneau
The minds of people who kill for sport

...of the bloody corpses. Evidently, there are people who like to look at pictures of dead animals, as evidenced by Allen Butner's poorly reasoned letter of Aug. 27. In it, he states, "Last I checked, bears were classed as omnivores...
My turn: Dentists not water-quality experts

...salmon's teeth will be just fine. Besides, how many young kids do you see drinking water, or is it mostly soda? Allen Butner, former Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Drinking Water Program employee, works for National Oceanic...
If you ban guns, what's next? Knives?

...such as bears. I encourage anyone wanting to ban guns to fill their pack with nice smelly food and go for a long hike in the woods to see if they wish they had a gun. Call it natural selection. We'll miss you - maybe. Allen Butner Juneau
No suit of armor for kids

...hurts. I must admit, I was excited when he broke his arm (while pursuing that horribly dangerous sport of sledding). He learned an incredible amount, and he healed. Or maybe I should get him a medieval suit of armor? Allen Butner Juneau
Point of article was to respect nature

...tree-hugging, wolf-protecting, tofu-eating, PETA-sympathizing, Al Gore-believing, liberal agenda-promoting lefties who weren't born in Alaska gained a little humility through the lessons taught by an angry bear. Allen Butner Juneau


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