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Cyclists should be praised, not vilified

In the May 18 Juneau Empire, Robert Tonkin suggested that cyclists be charged a road-use fee for sharing the road with cars. Sound off on the important issues at Please...
Make a little room for those who ride

I'm not sure if Robert Tonkin meant for his letter to be published on National Bike to Work Day, (May 18) but the irony was not lost on me. Sound off on...
Bikes are an efficient mode of transport

Rather than taxing bicyclists for using the roads (Robert Tonkin's Friday letter), we should all be thanking those who ride bicycles to work or on errands. Sound off on the important issues...
Man pleads guilty to harassment

...exposing and fondling himself in the front window of his home pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor harassment charge. Robert Tonkin, 46, was originally charged with nine counts of misdemeanor open lewdness stemming from several alleged offenses...
Photo: The official opening ceremony

...snipping the proverbial ribbon at the Jensen-Olson Arboretum dedication on Saturday. Pictured from left, Ed Buyarski, Robert Tonkin, Mary Mearig, Peter Froehlich, Merrill Sanford, Florence Johnson, Merrill Jensen, and Andrea Doll. Jensen...
Man avoids jail in lewdness case

...neighborhood will avoid jail if he continues to get counseling, Superior Court Judge Larry Weeks ruled on Monday. Robert Tonkin, 46, was arrested in October when several women on Pioneer Avenue told police they had seen him exposing himself...
Bike lanes in Juneau are a win-win for all

...bicyclists to be considerate of each other and share the road. Sound off on the important issues at When I first read Robert Tonkin's letter in Friday's Juneau Empire, however, I was disappointed in his view that bicyclist have few rights to...
Coeur owned by its shareholders

...representatives may very well own mutual funds managed by American Funds, Pioneer, Mainstay or Fidelity funds that own shares of Coeur, making these very "representatives" the owners of the company. Isn't America great? Robert Tonkin Juneau
Juneau garden fans turn out for cornucopia of flowers, vegetables

...Buyarski, Larry Buzzell, Jim Douglas, Larry Hurlock, Joan Kasson, Vivian Meyers, Jane Preston, Marion Simpson and Robert Tonkin faced tough decisions and often resorted to taste testing to determine winners. Congratulations to the fair grand...
Photo: Master gardener

...Scientific Review Committee members were David Bruce, Ed Buyarski, Pat Harris, Richard Heffern, David Lendrum, Robert Tonkin and Kristine Trott. Sound off on the important issues at


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