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Southeast timber towns looking for new identities

...operations were based, say they lost more than 75 percent of their jobs. ``It's not a good situation,'' said Ginny Tierney, Thorne Bay's city administrator. The economic downturn sparked an exodus from the communities. In 1997, Thorne...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060600/Biz_timber.html
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Recycling realities: Garbage pits may be gold mines

...sold it. ``We charged them for dumping it and we made money selling it,'' said Thorne Bay City Administrator Ginny Tierney. The most disgusting items in the garbage pile - rotting food, fish guts and other organic waste - may be the most...

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Trashing Southeast

...dump. You threw it over the side of the hill,'' right into the Tongass National Forest, said City Administrator Ginny Tierney. ``Not exactly environmentally friendly. It was also the local bear zoo.'' Thorne Bay was given 18 months to...

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