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Kasaan's West named VPSO of the year

...Monday as Southeast Alaska's VPSO of the Year for his above-and-beyond contributions...award, he acknowledged, but said "this year, one did stand out to me."State Troopers...been with the program for two and a half years, he said, and he chose Kasaan because...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-29/kasaans-west-named-vpso-year
Local
Freewheelers take Treadwell Trail

...Wednesday evening. This was the first mountain bike race in several years, according to race director and Freewheelers vice president...204. Fritz Moser. 26:14 (Note: Fritz is 56, and 25 years older than the race winner, and although we didn't have an...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-29/freewheelers-take-treadwell-trail
Sports
Today in History

...There are 124 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History...people in the region died.Ten years ago: Tropical Storm Gaston...for the Olympic games.Five years ago: Funeral services were...international space station.One year ago: In a sweeping new policy...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-29
State
P-burg bomber indicted

A 59-year-old man who set off explosives in Petersburg and seriously injured himself last month is now facing felony criminal charges...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-29/p-burg-bomber-indicted
Local
What's in Bloom: Mystic Wonder

Surprisingly, the most photographed plant at the Arboretum this year has been Dahlia "Mystic Wonder." Since we planted them in mid-spring, visitors have been drawn to the almost black foliage...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/whats-bloom-mystic-wonder
Outdoors
Youth robotics teams need more coaches

...FIRST program was launched 20 years ago and gets students from elementary...starting their season. Last year, Juneau schools boasted 14...to hire these kids in a few years."Right now, FIRST in Alaska...of being on a FIRST team last year. At the lower FIRST levels...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-29/youth-robotics-teams-need-more-coaches
Local
My Turn: Presidential giveaway is outrageous

...became apparent to me five years ago when I served as...tuition and expenses for a year at Sterling College amounted...deficit at the end of five years of primo education was...debt was paid in two years, compared to the 25-year to 35-year payouts...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-29/my-turn
Opinion
Alaska governor candidates talk fish at debate

...Department of Fish and Game's declining budgets in recent years, Parnell said the state is getting a good return on investment...That is incredibly necessary to sustain our fisheries for the years to come. So bottom line is, we're going to continue making...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-29/alaska-governor-candidates-talk-fish-de
State
Empire Editorial: Waking up from Alaska's aerospace dream

...Launch Complex, but that contract ended years ago and federal budget cuts mean little is available to replace it. Three years ago, Alaska Aerospace (the state-owned...Legislature for cash to make ends meet. This year, the corporation received $6 million...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-29/empire-editorial-waking-alaskas-aeros
Opinion
What to do if you find a stranded, baby animal

...many marine mammals it helps to rehabilitate varies from year to year. They've helped walrus calves, sea otters, and even a baby beluga whale a few years ago. Harbor seals, however, are their most common visitors...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/what-do-if-you-find-stranded-baby-an
Outdoors

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