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U.S. Coast Guard and justice system need to step up

...meat. That extremely bad action resulted in a measly $800 fine. Now, reading that James P. Houck, a U.S. Coast Guard commander, has received a reduced charge of $75 for shooting and wounding a perceived problem bear rummaging through his...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-16/us-coast-guard-and-justice-system-nee
Letters
Charges reduced in 'problem bear' killing

A U.S. Coast Guard commander who used a revolver to shoot and wound a perceived "problem bear" rummaging through trash in his yard left the state courthouse...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-12/charges-reduced-problem-bear-killing
Local
Empire Editorial: Defend the Coast Guard

...maintenance, and programs to replace the Coast Guard's fleet have been repeatedly reduced to levels below what Coast Guard commanders have said they need.Juneau is home to the headquarters of Coast Guard District 17, which means we have been...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-16/empire-editorial-defend-coast-guard
Opinion
Helfinstine receives the Coast Guard Commander's Award for 35 Years of Civilian Service

...Helfinstine, the Bridge Program Administrator for the 17th Coast Guard District, was recently presented with the Coast Guard Commander's Award for 35 Years of Civilian Service. Of note includes 30 years with the Coast Guard in Alaska, 25 of which...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-02-02/helfinstine-receives-coast-guard-co
Neighbors
Judge rejects witness in Kodiak Coast Guard trial

...to be called, but that connection might be established through additional testimony.Curtner then called two Coast Guard commanders, Jonathan Musman and Greg Tlapa, who testified they worked with Wells and found him to be a highly skilled and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-20/judge-rejects-witness-kodiak-coast-guar
State
Cmdr of Coast Guard vessel reassigned

...investigation continues, preliminary results led the Coast Guard commander for Alaska, Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo, to temporarily...expected of Coast Guard leaders," Wadlow said. "Coast Guard commanders are placed in a position of high authority, and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-15/cmdr-coast-guard-vessel-reassigned
State
Salazar announces'high-level assessment' of drilling season

...environment demand an even higher level of scrutiny," he said.Salazar announced the 60-day review shortly after the Coast Guard commander overseeing the Alaska district said he had ordered a formal marine casualty investigation of the Kulluk.Rear...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-09/salazar-announceshigh-level-assessment-
State
Poor, frightening choice for ferry design

...proposed "day boat" design that incorporates an open deck design.As a 33 year resident of SE Alaska, retired Coast Guard Commander, and user of the ferry system, I can't believe that they are even considering an open deck option.Dennis...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2013-03-03/poor-frightening-choice-ferry-design
Letters
More details emerge in St. Paul murder

ANCHORAGE - A 25-year-old man accused of fatally shooting the new Coast Guard commander on St. Paul Island believed his estranged wife was romantically involved with the officer, according to charging documents released...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072601/sta_coastguard.shtml
News
Alaska Digest

...installed cameras on communications towers at four remote sites around Prince William Sound. For security reasons, Coast Guard commanders declined to disclose the exact location of the cameras. All of the cameras were functioning by the last week...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092005/sta_20050920009.shtml
News

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