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Juneau faces $20 million bill for sewage solution cheap, the committee learned.Sewage sludge solutionIn a proposal to the committee, Samantha Stoughtenger and Michele Elfers of the Public Works Department recommended design and construction of a thermal dryer at the Juneau-Douglas Wastewater...
Assembly not keen on sludge disposal proposals

...past year to look into four options for Juneau's biosolids.The first option is to do nothing, project manager Michele Elfers said before the meeting. Although continuing to ship Juneau's sludge to Oregon is the cheapest option, "there's...
Rethinking human waste disposal

...incinerator is a "viable option," but the city could use many methods to deal with biosolids, city project manager Michele Elfers said. CBJ has contracted with California-based CH2M Hill for $131,000 to evaluate Juneau's system and determine...
Seawalk stretches out completed May 9 - it's already open to traffic - the Seawalk will be about half finished.CBJ project manager Michele Elfers, who heads the Seawalk project, said the walkway has become a fun and functional part of downtown activity, now...
Jordan Creek not so weak?

...Jordan Creek that had taken a serious hit after a major tributary was disturbed by construction, city project manager Michele Elfers said.A water tower built next to the tributary forced the feeder stream to change course. It began picking up a...
Seeking out Juneau's public art

...the Taku Smokeries dock, are functional pieces of outdoor art. According to the city engineering department's Michele Elfers, they were designed by Tetra Tech, the firm that built the Seawalk, to operate as chimes triggered by accumulated...
Still room in women's outdoor workshop

...Outdoors-Woman workshop, a three-day seminar focused on women's outdoor skills happening May 21-23 at Echo Ranch. Michele Elfers, a fly fishing instructor at this year's event, said the classes are both informative and liberating. For her...
Hosted fly fishing for local ladies

...not only learn how to fly fish successfully in Juneau waters, but to also connect with other women in the sport. Michele Elfers, who taught fly fishing during the Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop in May, said she hopes this series of events...
Gardens by design

...According to expert landscape architects, such as Michele Elfers, the event is not only a good chance to get tips...good idea to sign up early."To register, contact Michele Elfers,, 321-4498...
Thieves take $700 in trees

...Samia Savell, a watershed planner with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. Michele Elfers, a landscape architecture intern for the city, said nearly 200 dogwood trees were planted at the site. The city...


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