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In rare event, the remnants of Pacific hurricane hit Southeast

JUNEAU - Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Oho battered Alaska's southeast coast on Friday, the latest unusual weather event to hit a state that so far this year has dealt with a lack of snow, warmer temperatures and intense wildfires.
Update on Willoughby development

City leaders, business owners and residents from the Willoughby District met Thursday to discuss ongoing efforts to invigorate their shoreline community.
State to fund study of polar cargo route

...would examine the political landscape of operating in international waters, he said. Lamar Cotton, a project manager for the city of Adak, said the route could provide alternative passages between Europe and the Northern Pacific, allowing ships...
My turn: Minimum sentences don't protect public from offenders our judge's actions are protecting my daughters or granddaughter. I pray no other children are harmed by their misguided compassion for these predators. Juneau resident Michael Patterson is the emergency programs manager for the city.
New park becomes outdoor lab

No construction was done on the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School building this summer. But when students return to the school Wednesday, they'll find a new laboratory to help them study wetland ecosystems. Dzantik'i Heeni teachers and students worked this summer with the nonprofit organization Trail Mix, city engineers and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife to turn what once was a gravel pit behind the Juneau Police Department station in Lemon Creek into an outdoor laboratory for students.
Study recommends removing wooden Lemon Creek bridge

A new study suggests the RediMix Bridge needs to be removed to prevent flooding of Lemon Creek.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...there hasn't been a wood-burning ban in Juneau during that time, said Steve Gilbertson, land and resources manager for the city. Burning bans, along with several other reforms, started in the early 1980s as a way to clean Juneau's air...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Bonny Millard was misspelled in a Sunday Empire article about the Blessing of the Fleet. Bob Millard is a projects manager for the city and longlines as a hobby. Share this page: Print Email Digg Twitter Yahoo! StumbleUpon Reddit 29° AP Video...
'This could be the start of ...'

How shall I start a column that last appeared in the Empire 50 years ago? Perhaps an auspicious opening like "I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills," one of the memorable lines of 20th century literature? How about a more humble beginning, just the intention to report the activity on the Juneau waterfront, a subject that is often overlooked in the more important cataloging of municipal and state affairs.
Juneau to become first Alaska city to receive new wind-shear detection system

A low-level wind-shear detection program that soon will be in place at the Juneau Airport will be the first of its kind in Alaska, and one of 10 in the United States, Federal Aviation Administration officials said.


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