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Gravel mining sought near Boy Scout camp

...Another element has entered the controversy over the locked gate on the trail to the Boy Scout camp near Eagle Beach. William "Shorty" Tonsgard, owner of Channel Construction, is applying to the city's Community Development Department for permission...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112900/Loc_BScamp.html
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State sues to open camp gate

...blocking a road to public land near Eagle Beach. Controversy erupted in October when Channel Construction, owned by William "Shorty" Tonsgard, put a gate across Boy Scout Camp Road. The road accesses 147 acres owned by Tonsgard, as well as a...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121300/Loc_Gate.html
Local
Tonsgard takes down disputed gate

...trailhead near Eagle Beach until a lawsuit with the state is settled. The state has sued Channel Construction, owned by William "Shorty" Tonsgard, to permanently remove the gate, which was put up two months ago. The state says the gate blocks a...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122900/Loc_Gate.html
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...EMPIRE It may be the first children's book to include stumps, chokers, binder jacks and a runaway log truck. William ``Shorty'' Tonsgard, logger, businessman and former landfill operator has written a children's book based on his experiences...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072299/Ent_tonsgard.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Blackerby Ridge Trail for $114,000. Others say recent complaints about the current property owner, developer William ``Shorty'' Tonsgard, should be examined more closely before the city buys the land near the Greenwood subdivision in the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020999/Loc_trail.shtml
State, company resolve Boy Scout trail dispute

...by the state and a countersuit by Channel Construction. The legal action began in fall 2000 after Channel owner William "Shorty" Tonsgard placed a locked gate across Boy Scout Camp Road. The road leads to 147 acres owned by the company, as...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022502/sta_boyscout.shtml
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Grant secures access to scout camp trail, wetlands

...Resources and other groups helped obtain the funding, which will be used to acquire property from Juneau businessman William "Shorty" Tonsgard, said Pat Harris, president of the Southeast Alaska Land Trust's board of directors. "In the next...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120202/loc_grant.shtml
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State Briefs

...The Southeast Alaska Land Trust has received a $553,000 federal grant to obtain the private parcel, owned by William "Shorty" Tonsgard of Juneau. The city would contribute another $250,000, and SEAL Trust would put a conservation easement...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012103/sta_briefs.shtml
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Natalie Ellers

...Kuzmich; her father, Mackery Girris; her husband, Roman Ellers; her son, Ronnie Ellers; and her brother, William "Shorty" Girris. She is survived by her brother, Nick Kuzmich and his wife Jan of Chandler, Ariz.; her sister, Olga...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010506/obi_20060105012.shtml
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Tales of logging

It may be the first children's book to include stumps, chokers, binder jacks and a runaway log truck. William ``Shorty'' Tonsgard, logger, businessman and former landfill operator has written a children's book based on his experiences...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072299/Ent_tonsgard.html
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