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My Turn: The changing Arctic presents opportunity to thrive, if we act now

...in some degree of sea ice. The U.S. must provide the Coast Guard with the needed tools to address its mission including...center on the north slope of Alaska. It is time for the Coast Guard to expand its northern presence to include a permanent...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-01/my-turn-changing-arctic-presents-oppo
Opinion
44th in the 49th By JAMES BROOKS JUNEAU EMPIRE

...the conference included a day of meetings with people as varied as Coast Guard Rear Adm. Daniel Abel, head of the Coast Guard in Alaska, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, a representative of the Russian Association of the Fishermen...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-01/44th-49th-james-brooks-juneau-empire
Local
Police & Fire for Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

...responded to nine EMS calls, including one at Auke Bay Harbor Road at 2 a.m. to assist a person. During that call, the Coast Guard transported two CCFR members in one of their vessels to a cruise ship, and they transported a male patient from the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-30/police-fire-sunday-aug-30-2015
Local
Coast Guard rescues heart attack victim near Juneau

...rescued a man who was "experiencing symptoms of a heart attack" near Juneau on Wednesday.According to an email from the Coast Guard's public affairs office in Juneau, a small-boat crew from Station Juneau responded to the cruise ship Star Princess...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-27/coast-guard-rescues-heart-attack-victim
Local
Washington state man dies after Sitka bridge jump

...Bridge in Sitka late Friday night, and he would swim to shore.But he wasn't seen after jumping into the water. The Coast Guard found the body Saturday and declared him dead.Sitka police continue to investigate.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/washington-state-man-dies-after-sitka-b
State
Melino's Marine Services: Expecting the Unexpected

...Though what initially got him interested was a mayday call, that's not what he does, he said."I'm not the Coast Guard," he said. "I'm all non-distress stuff."Other parts of the business have started because he's been open...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-19/mlw-melinos-marine-services
Art
Ex-cop, coastie accused of PFD fraud

...clear up the discrepancy, Kelley wrote, the PFD Division requested the information directly from the Coast Guard. The certification that the Coast Guard had on record showed that Barela actually changed his state of legal residence on Jan. 14, 2010...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-12/ex-cop-coastie-accused-pfd-fraud
Local
Coast Guard logistics office needs work

...outgoing sailors. I have served the Coast Guard for nearly 16 years active and...traveling to Southeast Alaska. The Coast Guard made the transition from the Lower...speak for myself by asking the the Coast Guard take care of us and our families...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-08-11/coast-guard-logistics-office-needs-wo
Letters
Cocaine seizures skyrocket off Latin America's Pacific coast

SAN DIEGO - The U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/cocaine-seizures-skyrocket-latin-amer
Not For Web
USCG shuts down ferry Aurora after leak

The U.S. Coast Guard has ordered the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Aurora out of service after a leak was found in the ship's hull.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-10/uscg-shuts-down-ferry-aurora-after-leak
State

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