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Yakutat organizations, community members band together to save town

...investing $1000 or more. BEAUTIFICATIONOnce people come to town, Rhonda Coston wants to keep them there. Coston, the city planner, is passionate about town beautification, cutting brush, and the trash clean-up city workers and volunteers have done...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-27/yakutat-organizations-community-members-b
Art
The fifth annual Yakutat Tern Festival kicks off May 28

...will discuss conservation actions that can be taken to keep birds safe throughout the year.? Join Regional Land Management Planner Mike Goldstein in exploring the unique timing and migration of Aleutian terns as they travel across the world. Goldstein will...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-22/fifth-annual-yakutat-tern-festival-k
Outdoors
Juneau housing commission looks Outside for fresh ideas

A visiting urban planner warned Juneau housing specialists Monday to not lose sight of old housing...houses because the workers don't have houses they can afford.Senior Planner Beth McKibben mentioned before the meeting that the number of seasonal...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-10/juneau-housing-commission-looks-outside
Local
The story behind the return of the wood bison

...regional supervisor who kept the project alive for 19 years), the late Randy Rogers (lead planner for many years), Rita St. Louis (lead planner following Randy's retirement), and Tom Seaton (project leader who logistically made the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-20/story-behind-return-wood-bison
Opinion
Gimme a Smile: Advice from one mom to another

...of professions: chauffeur (which occasionally morphs into NASCAR driver), chef, nurse, financial consultant, events planner, therapist, entertainer, etc. What might come as a shock is the use of the word "police" to describe your motherly functions...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-03/gimme-smile-advice-one-mom-another
Neighbors
Riverbend preparing AVID learners

...At the elementary school level, AVID focuses on teaching kids organizational skills for keeping a tidy binder, an agenda planner and a specific columned method for note-taking. It also develops in students critical thinking skills by defining and encouraging...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-06/riverbend-preparing-avid-learners
Local
Catching 'chromers' in Yakutat

...Swanson about fishing.My cell phone didn't work in Yakutat, so an hour or two later Swanson tracked me down by calling city planner Rhonda Coston's office, where I was taking pictures of a talented high school student painting a ferry on a board of a future...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-01/catching-chromers-yakutat
Outdoors
Where Juneau's weed would grow

...correctional facilities would be determined by zoning codes."Colorado is closer to where Alaska is probably leaning," Senior Planner Beth McKibben said.Assemblyman Jesse Kiehl said before the meeting he felt Washington has been too restrictive.The current...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-10/where-juneaus-weed-would-grow
Local
Speeding up the plodding plots rules

...granting the permit."This is pretty risky for major subdivisions and many people don't want to take that risk," CBJ Senior Planner Laura Boyce said. "Now, if it meets all the requirements of the district, it can be approved."The code revision will...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-11/speeding-plodding-plots-rules
Local
Saturday a new year for some

...Hermann said. "We celebrate as appropriate - could be fireworks and a birthday cake. ... Whoever is the current party planner can do whatever. If they want a pinata, they'll have a pinata. If they want squaredancing..."As with any party...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-20/saturday-new-year-some
Local

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