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Alaska man hits 300-pound fur seal on drive to work

...felt like "a brick wall" during his daily commute.The Alaska Dispatch News reported that the 75-year-old public works director for St. Paul Island ran into a 300-pound northern fur seal last week.Parnell said his truck became airborne...
Gastineau Apartment demolition pushed back

The Gastineau Apartments will be hanging around a few months longer than previously planned.Public Works Director Rorie Watt announced to the City And Borough of Juneau Assembly on Monday that the timeline for the demolition would need to be...
Gastineau Apartments going down, likely taking Pocket Park with it

...going down with it, city officials say. Speaking to the City and Borough of Assembly at its Monday meeting, Public Works Director Rorie Watt said the city should be able to open the application process for demolition bids for the apartment building...
City cuts small park space for housing be placed. In what resembled a good-cop, bad-cop routine, Lands and Resources Manager Greg Chaney and Public Works Director Rorie Watt set the stage for Assembly's special work session. However, "realistic cop" might better describe...
Capital Transit proposes new routes

...Capital Transit has rolled out a new plan that bus drivers think will solve the system's current issues, city public works director Rorie Watt told the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly on Monday.The plan, designed this year by the city's...
JSD, airport staff ask for millions

...long list of needed school improvements but no way to pay for them.District Superintendent Mark Miller and city public works director Rorie Watt presented a list of $2.6 million in school projects and a request for $1.3 million to start...
City settles issue of unwanted road

...plowing indefinitely."This situation is unique because the property was subdivided prior to modern standards," Public Works Director Rorie Watt told committee members.The land near the airport is now home to Paradise Bakery and Cafe, C.C...
Juneau faces $20 million bill for sewage solution

...Composting involves decaying organic waste, such as the sludge, being "rowed back and forth," according to Public Works Director Rorie Watt, over flat land covered in wood chips. Bacteria breed and consume the resulting mixture, generating...
'Nightmare' continues for pug owner

...subsequent to that and as to what inspections were performed on the work subsequent to completion."CBJ Director of Public Works Director Rorie Watts squarely placed the blame on the contractors."It was an error by the electrician, so it falls in...
Brown lawns loom this year in California yards in the front and fruit trees and vegetable gardens in the back, said William Murray, Garden Grove's public works director."You are talking about a huge change that needs to be made, and unfortunately in a significantly short period...
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