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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
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
Rugrats rage for daycare reform

...enough."Churches are allowed in residential zones," she said. "Most churches in the district have daycares."Senior Planner Beth McKibben said the current city code prohibits daycare facilities in residential churches. The existing church-based...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-12/rugrats-rage-daycare-reform
Local
Capital city cannabis celebration to be pot-free

...legislation, this event is actually currently an alcohol- and drug-free event," Jessie Herman-Haywood, one of the party planners, said. "It's kind of just like more of come out and support the cause."So what does a pot party without any pot look...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-31/capital-city-cannabis-celebration-be-po
Local
Bike map funded and ready to roll

...Maps on a smartphone or GPS unit, for example.The digital information will be provided to City and Borough of Juneau city planners and can be updated easily as new paths, streets or trails are added. Juneau Rides says the map is in the home stretch for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-25/bike-map-funded-and-ready-roll
Local
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
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
The road less traveled turns to gravel

...landowners hoping to meet demand for housing."Many of the road changes have come from the ad-hoc housing committee," Senior Planner Beth McKibben said at the meeting on Tuesday.Jones said he expected to see some pushback from the Assembly about the more...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-01/road-less-traveled-turns-gravel
Local
City's citizens save the trees

...were trying to do," Hanley said. "They are defending a project against the community's interest." The treesCBJ Senior Planner Beth McKibben told the Planning Commission the city recognizes the residents' opposition to the tree removal and staff does...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/citys-citizens-save-trees
Local
Planners tackle Alaska's worst traffic bottleneck

ANCHORAGE - Road planners say they're looking at as many alternatives as possible as they...manager with the state Department of Transportation. He says the planners don't want critics to be able to come back later complaining that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110109/sta_511313996.shtml

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