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Four Juneau residents earn black belts

...Karate-Do Club have attained the rank of Sho Dan - first-degree black belt. Head instructor Diana Stevens said that Sheela McLean, David Mende, Doug Ward and Steve Weaver were honored after undergoing examinations administered by Master Terayuki...
Northwest Digest

...that had spent four days entangled in fishing gear in Chatham Strait. The last lines were cut away Tuesday, said Sheela McLean, a fisheries spokeswoman with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. A second whale was reported entangled...
Juneau airport closed for day; local federal offices implement emergency policies

...attacks on the East Coast, Juneau's Federal Building is open only to federal employees today. Schools are open. Sheela McLean of the U.S. Forest Service, headquartered in the building, said federal employees are undergoing a full security...
NOAA cancels Lena Point bids

...on Tuesday to cancel the bids so contractors wouldn't be left "dangling" as federal officials regrouped, said Sheela McLean, a public affairs officer for the National Marine Fisheries Service. "We're examining rescoping the Lena Point...
Alaska Digest

...said Tuesday. The gillnet is still wrapped around the whale's tail, however, the cetacean is not in danger, said Sheela McLean, spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The crew followed the whale around Stephens...
Steller sea lion recovery plan out for public review, revision

...Alaska's western population and threatened in the eastern population segment, which includes Southeast Alaska, said Sheela McLean, with the Alaska Region office of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. An initial plan was issued in...
Fisherman nets humpback near Wrangell

...salmon. The fisherman saw the whale dive near the boat but never saw it resurface, said NOAA fisheries spokeswoman Sheela McLean in Juneau. When he pulled up his net, the 30-foot whale was entangled in it, she said. "The whale had lines...
Marijuana found by fire crew

...manager got right into a plane to size up the problem, while a five-person crew drove out the Thane Road,'' said Sheela McLean, the forest service's public information officer. The crew made a steep climb to the 1,500-foot level of the...
Alaskans sent to Lower 48 to help with wildfires

...blazes, said Wayne Bushnell, regional fire program manger for the U.S. Forest Service. One of them was Juneau's Sheela McLean. She got back Wednesday after spending nine days helping with the 23,000-acre blaze at Mesa Verde National Forest...
NOAA to city: Center is iffy; cancel road

...the bids that came in high, and we have to live within our means," National Marine Fisheries Service spokeswoman Sheela McLean said today. "We would hope the city's contract would allow time to suspend work until we can find out how we're...


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