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City workers shouldering more after job cuts

...time in April, Wahto said, and August hockey camp will only be one week long, instead of the usual two."It will impact (user groups) to some degree," Fischer said.After 20 years with the city, it's hard to see so many cuts made this time around...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-09/city-workers-shouldering-more-after-job
Local
Guard mulls closing Kodiak golf course

...self-sustaining and have Coast Guard members and dependents as majority users, Coast Guard spokeswoman Lt. Veronica Colbath said.But besides...losing money since 2010, customer logs show that 60 percent of users aren't connected to the Coast Guard."Base Kodiak understands...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-09/guard-mulls-closing-kodiak-golf-course
State
To speed traffic in Auke Bay, DOT first disrupts it

...along the Auke Bay corridor. "The roundabout is just one part of making the Auke Bay corridor safer and more usable for all users - walkers, bikers and drivers," Woodrow said.In other road construction news, the new Brotherhood Bridge project should...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-10/speed-traffic-auke-bay-dot-first-disrup
Local
E-cig users face new but familiar rule

...e-cigarette use. It's hard to say what's fact and what isn't, but, regardless, he doesn't plan to be a lifetime user."Ultimately, I do want to quite smoking electronic cigarettes as well," he said.Mace said he's disappointed he'll...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-08/e-cig-users-face-new-familiar-rule
Local
Coast Guard encourages safety for Alaska boaters during Independence Day celebration

...default.html.Free vessel safety checksThe Coast Guard recommends that all recreational boaters, including personal watercraft users, take advantage of the free Vessel Safety Check program every year. VSCs are offered by experienced members of the U.S...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/coast-guard-encourages-safety-alaska
Outdoors
Empire Editorial: Hazing only hurts

...paddling.""Outrageous!" one Facebook user wrote."These are felony actions...going on for yeeeaaars," another Facebook user wrote. "It happened to me several times...easy fix.After our article, Twitter user @AshtinKenney18 wrote, "The paddling...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-18/empire-editorial-hazing-hurts
Opinion
Breakwater next step for Seward's development

...said.Parties from numerous user groups including oil and gas...be careful that we keep those users alive and well during the construction...to have a deeper harbor, as users with larger vessels would likely...around what support the harbor users and Vigor need. Those "self-sorting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-23/breakwater-next-step-sewards-developmen
State
Transportation plan calls for expansion

...Reduce travel times between the communities,? Reduce State costs for transportation in the corridor and,? Reduce user costs for transportation in the corridor.State officials are currently awaiting a supplemental environmental impact statement...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-26/transportation-plan-calls-expansion
Local
Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase

...other revenue-raising scheme until after the midterm elections in November.Revenue from gas taxes and other transportation user fees hasn't kept pace with promised federal transportation aid promised to states. People are driving less per capita and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-19/senators-propose-12-cent-gas-tax-increa
State
Perks of 'vaping' to go up in smoke?

...microprocessor, a tank and mouth piece. Users load the vape-pen with a liquid commonly...there's potential to be safer for individual users. They may be less dangerous."But less...than other cessation methods, and some users who may have given up nicotine products...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-25/perks-vaping-go-smoke
Local

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