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Auke Lake to be closed Friday for maintenance

...according to information from City and Borough of Juneau's Parks & Recreation Department.There will be limited access if using...start points on the trail.For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 586-5226.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-30/auke-lake-be-closed-friday-maintenan
Outdoors
Alcohol board takes up first draft of pot rules

...definitions of the phrase, but Thursday's action ensures you won't see people legally lighting up with marijuana in public parks even in unincorporated areas.The permanent order was unanimously approved, 5-0, with little debate. With Gov. Bill Walker...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-01/alcohol-board-takes-first-draft-pot-rul
State | Local | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Empowered enough to get the job done

...problems could arise. Who would hire the next director? How much say would the pool board have in the selection? Will the new Parks and Rec director automatically be named director of the pools as well? These are all unanswered questions, but sooner or later...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-01/empire-editorial-empowered-enough-get
Opinion
Aid arriving in Nepal's remote quake-hit villages

...Kathmandu, where most buildings were spared complete collapse, many residents - fearing aftershocks - continued to camp in parks and other open spaces.But people were starting to leave tent cities like those in Kathmandu's Tudikhel area. Anop Bhattachan...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-01/aid-arriving-nepals-remote-quake-hit-
Not For Web
Around town for Wednesday, April 29

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-29/around-town-wednesday-april-29
Local
Assembly approves 'hybrid' pool board

...difference from the borough's other empowered boards. Rather than having its own director, the employee the board directs will be Parks and Recreation Director Kirk Duncan.Because Duncan is not exclusively an employee of the future aquatics board, there are...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-29/assembly-approves-hybrid-pool-board
Local
"Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England" opens Friday at Perseverance

...funny play. The amusements therein are subtle, dry, quirky and very much based in character - if you like 'Seinfeld' or 'Parks and Recreation,' this ... might well be your thing."Playwright George will be in Juneau on opening weekend and will be...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-29/seven-homeless-mammoths-wander-new-englan
Art
Juneau police pedal to bike school

...on a bike also gives police access to places they wouldn't ordinarily police in vehicles, such as trails, campgrounds and parks."We'd like the officers ... to get out and be visible on some of the trails, especially some of the ones in town: Perseverance...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-29/juneau-police-pedal-bike-school
Local
Death toll tops 4,000 in Nepal

...including on traffic circles.Fearful of strong aftershocks, tens of thousands of families were spending a third night outdoors in parks, open squares and a golf course, bundled against the chilly Himalayan night.Among them was Prabina Mainali, a 26-year-old...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-28/death-toll-tops-4000-nepal
Not For Web
Former students read letters from past

...about to return to school for a degree in architecture. In reality she is pet-free and doing outreach for the National Parks Service."I feel like I went in a completely different direction than what my letter said," Possenti said. "It's not...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-28/former-students-read-letters-past
State

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