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Daylight saving change could mean multiple Alaska time zones

...departures of those southbound ships would equal the loss of 30 days in port and a conservative value of (about $8.9 million) in lost spending."MacKinnon said she believes tourism companies and other naysayers are "overstating" the economic impact of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-02/daylight-saving-change-could-mean-multi
State | AK legislature
Air traffic controller to be honored

...Ketchikan to Juneau when he encountered bad weather and icing conditions. His navigation systems malfunctioned, and he was lost in the clouds, descending toward the mountains around Juneau.Corts, monitoring the situation from air traffic control in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-02/air-traffic-controller-be-honored
Local
Ending a life of suffering

...experienced, in his life, this kind of devastating loss. I'm pretty sure he never lost a wife. Why did she have to go though that last month, when all hope was lost? She could have been relieved of her pain and suffering, but because it's against...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-02/ending-life-suffering
Letters
Lost crab pots still catching king crab in Kodiak Island bay

KODIAK - Derelict crab pots lost on the bottom of a Kodiak Island bay...that's a lot of pots."Pots likely were lost when lines were cut by boat propellers...researchers concluded. They also could be lost if floats tied to the pots sank.Crabs...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/lost-crab-pots-still-catching-king-crab
State
Lost crab pots still catching king crab in Kodiak Island bay

KODIAK - Federal biologists say derelict crab pots lost on the bottom of a Kodiak Island bay are capturing significant...escape mechanisms" that rot and allow crab to escape from lost crab pots.Long says 62 percent of the pots found did not...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/lost-crab-pots-still-catching-king-crab
State
JMR member receives award

...30, 2013, in the crash of the AST Helo-1, while returning from the rescue of a stranded snowmobiler near Talkeetna. Also lost in the crash were Trooper Tage Toll and snowmobiler Carl Ober.Dryer was recommended for the award based on his actions during...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/jmr-member-receives-award
Outdoors
Falcons girls sweep Crimson Bears

...pull it off."JDHS played even with the Falcons over the next 16 minutes but struggled to his from the free-throw line and lost 44-32.Juniors Kallen Hoover and Cristina Aerhart carried the Crimson Bears; each found the basket in all four quarters with...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-01/falcons-girls-sweep-crimson-bears
Sports
Gimme' a smile: Keeper of the Keys

...obviously raised to trust in the kindness of strangers. True, she did live in Juneau, where someone might actually do that with a lost key. I'm always amazed at the people in Juneau who never lock their homes. Another friend once told me that she had a housesitter...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-01/gimme-smile-keeper-keys
Neighbors
Off the Beaten Path: To extinction and back, the shaggy saga of the muskox

...hardiness was impressive, but their vulnerability made me cringe. I skied away, thinking how I'd just encountered a vestige of a lost world.My next muskox was a year later on the Noatak River. One evening, with two companions, I floated around a bend. On...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/beaten-path-extinction-and-back-shag
Outdoors
From lost to law school

...enjoyment in his classes at JDHS.When he graduated, Hozid was lost. What would he do now? The only enthusiasm he knew for sure...the climbing wall supervisor, boosting children, sometimes lost as he had been, over the wall.Staff at Zach Gordon eventually...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-24/lost-law-school
Local

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