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Kasaan's West named VPSO of the year

In rural Alaska, it's not uncommon for one person - the Village Public Safety Officer - to handle law enforcement and emergency medical services, serve as fire chief or, when needed, help raise a totem...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-29/kasaans-west-named-vpso-year
Local
Heritage coffee stand robbed

...personally, what they do, 24 hours," Saunders said. "We can tell them what they're supposed to do and we hope for their own safety they follow the rules, but sometimes they don't."Saunders noted they have good security at all their locations, including...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-28/coffee-stand-robbed-again
Local
Cleanup starts after rocket explodes during launch

...Islands, but Army flight controllers blew up the rocket for safety reasons after detecting an anomaly, according to the Defense...assess damages and figure out what the future is."A military safety team from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson was assigned to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-27/cleanup-starts-after-rocket-explodes-du
State
Tlingit, Haida sign agreement with state

...areas of family and social services and public safety, including the Village Public Safety Officer program (which is run by CCTHITA in...development, education, energy, jobs, public safety, transportation and workforce training.One...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-27/tlingit-haida-sign-agreement-state
Local
My Turn: Ballot Measure 2 strikes the right balance for rural Alaska

...community; your average user doesn't want them. Regardless, the board can set limits on potency through the "health and safety" portion of the initiative. And potent marijuana has been here since I was in high school - people just smoke less.I always...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-27/my-turn-ballot-measure-2-strikes-righ
Opinion
Department Launches New Suicide Prevention eLearning Course

The Department of Education and Early development has announced that Suicide Prevention, Part 2 - "Safety Planning," is available for use by district personnel. Suicide Prevention is a newly created suicide awareness, prevention...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-24/department-launches-new-suicide-pre
Neighbors
Registration open for the Health and Wellness Institute

...institute features state and national speakers on many areas of school health - school nutrition, personal safety, cyberbullying, health and safety resources for youth, trauma informed schools, physical activity, starting a wellness team, and many...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-24/registration-open-health-and-wellne
Neighbors
Army rocket explodes after taking off

...spokeswoman Maureen Schumann said.After an anomaly was detected, testers made the decision to destroy the rocket to ensure public safety, Schumann said."It came back down on the range complex," she said. "Fortunately, no people on the ground were injured...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/army-rocket-explodes-after-taking
State
Causeway builder returns to Sitka

...hauling the rock to build the causeway. He said it was exciting work, even if the conditions didn't meet all of today's safety standards."After we got the causeway built they had to put armor rock on the side - huge boulders. One time they put a huge...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/causeway-builder-returns-sitka
State
Registration open for the Health and Wellness Institute

...institute features state and national speakers on many areas of school health: school nutrition, personal safety, cyberbullying, health and safety resources for youth, trauma informed schools, physical activity, starting a wellness team and many...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/registration-open-health-and-wellnes
Outdoors

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