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Africa's Deadwood: The gold rush is on in Uganda

...Ugandan district of Mubende. So big that tens of thousands of people make their livelihood from it. Makeshift tents of blue tarps dot the green hills that are pockmarked by pools of muddy water where ore is washed, separating the gold. Four mining camps have...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-03/africas-deadwood-gold-rush-u
Nation and World
Juneau road construction roundup

...Bridge, are soon to follow, according to DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow.After 18 months...this year," Woodrow said.Though the DOT won't know for sure whether the project...Woodrow said.The only other project the DOT is still working on is the resurfacing of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-30/juneau-road-construction-roundup
Local
Fairbanks politicians warned for violating 'billboard law'

...throughout the state. Any sign placed too close to roads are subject to DOT removal, including signs attached to vehicles."We don't have enough staff to enforce all violations," DOT spokeswoman Meadow Bailey said in an email. "We focus on the instances...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/fairbanks-politicians-warned-violating-
State
Alaska raises concerns over possible mine activity in Canada

...in British Columbia is so pocked that Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott says it looks like it has the measles. It's the cluster of dots in northwest British Columbia - including a prospect billed as one of the largest undeveloped gold projects in the world - that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-17/alaska-raises-concerns-over-possible-mi
State
Chenega sailing canceled due to high seas

...to Angoon, then Sitka, before heading back to Juneau. The DOT ferry Fairweather's scheduled sailing Thursday from to Whittier...Affected passengers were contacted by AMHS staff, according to DOT. Updates can also be found at www.ferryalaska.com or by...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/chenega-sailing-canceled-due-high-seas
State | Local
Time to hang up the running shoes? Not just yet

...getting some nice sunny days mixed in, but there have also been some very wet, windy, and noticeably cooler days starting to dot the calendar. As runners (or any outdoors loving person), this is an easy time of the year to begin to dial things back and...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-28/time-hang-running-shoes-not-just-yet
Sports
DOT wants public comment on ferry schedule

...spring seasons.The draft schedule can be found online at dot.alaska.gov/amhs/share/schedule/considerations.pdf.DOT will accept written comments until July 21, via email at dot.amhs.comments@alaska.gov and by fax at 907-586-8365...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-28/dot-wants-public-comment-ferry-schedule
State
M/V Columbia breaks down in Bellingham, travel delayed

...until maintenance is able to fix the crack in its bellows, which rendered the ship unable to move after it pulled into port, DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said.The problem with the bellows was discovered a little more than a week ago, Woodrow said, but...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-14/ferry-breaks-down-cause-delay
Local
More problems plague ferry Columbia

...release of the 2015-2016 winter schedule," according to a DOT statement. The schedule is now expected to be released some time next week.Service notices also may be found at dot.alaska.gov/amhs/service_notices.shtml or passengers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-20/more-problems-plague-ferry-columbia
State | Local
In shrinking town of Cold Bay, a last kid

...airport, which is owned by the state and maintained by the Alaska DOT, Cold Bay is also the headquarters of the Izembek National Wildlife...screwing around with the buried World War II munitions that still dot the landscape. He remembers playing on actual World War II-era...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-17/shrinking-town-cold-bay-last-kid
State

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