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Thank you for participating in candlelight vigil

On Jan, 30 Juneau Stop Heroin, Start Talking and the National Council of Alcohol and Drug Dependency, held a candlelight vigil at Marine Park. Speakers… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2016

Floyd Dryden Jazz Band gives thanks for travel assistance

Thanks once again to Ron and Kathy Maas for their support of young musicians and their generous support of the Floyd Dryden Middle School Jazz… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2016
Juneau-Douglas High School recognized 13 students for January:Josh Fitka (not pictured), Meranda Frenzel, Rasanive "Makelini" Mausia, Elizabeth Rodriguez-Moreno, Kasey Watts, Christian Yadao, Josephine Zuelow, Joshua Berg, Murphy Delgago Darnell Malik Jones and Justine Lumba

Photo: JDHS students recognized

Juneau-Douglas High School recognized 13 students for January: Josh Fitka (not pictured), Meranda Frenzel, Rasanive “Makelini” Mausia, Elizabeth Rodriguez-Moreno, Kasey Watts, Christian Yadao, Josephine Zuelow,… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2016
Juneau-Douglas High School recognized 13 students for January:Josh Fitka (not pictured), Meranda Frenzel, Rasanive "Makelini" Mausia, Elizabeth Rodriguez-Moreno, Kasey Watts, Christian Yadao, Josephine Zuelow, Joshua Berg, Murphy Delgago Darnell Malik Jones and Justine Lumba
Northrim Bank raises almost $11,000 for United Way of Southeast Alaska

Northrim Bank raises almost $11,000 for United Way of Southeast Alaska

Northrim Bank’s Southeast Alaska branches raised nearly $11,000 for United Way of Southeast Alaska during the 2015 fundraising campaign. Employees pledged contributions of $4,638.36. The… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2016
Northrim Bank raises almost $11,000 for United Way of Southeast Alaska

Front Street Clinic thankful for community support

The Front Street Clinic exists to serve the health care needs of the homeless and other members of the Juneau community that have trouble finding… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2016
Another rare medicine bottle of Z.J. Loussac.

Photos: Rare bottles

Rare Juneau Loussac medicine bottle. Z.J. Loussac owned a drug store in Juneau in the past.… Continue reading

Another rare medicine bottle of Z.J. Loussac.

First National Bank Alaska gives over $1 million in 2015

First National Bank Alaska’s fourth quarter contributions of $445,171 pushed the total above $1 million given to Alaska communities in 2015, which includes charitable gifts,… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2016

Living & Growing: Making a difference with Social Justice Valentines

We live in a world where we can demonstrate our social conscience by clicking a button. We can share that we clicked a button with… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2016
  • By RACHEL ZAHND

Physician, researcher, to speak on far-reaching effects of childhood trauma

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a free lecture by one of the world’s foremost experts on childhood trauma and its adverse impacts on victims decades… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2016
Audrey Welling, Lillian Bannerman and Sierra Brooks (front) and Freddie George, Ava Tompkins and Morgan Rivest (rear) search for passages in books for a question challenge during the Thunder Mountain High School Battle of the Books Competition which took place on Feb. 2.

Photo: Battle of the books

Audrey Welling, Lillian Bannerman, Sierra Brooks (front), and Freddie George, Ava Tompkins and Morgan Rivest (rear) search for passages in books for a question challenge… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2016
Audrey Welling, Lillian Bannerman and Sierra Brooks (front) and Freddie George, Ava Tompkins and Morgan Rivest (rear) search for passages in books for a question challenge during the Thunder Mountain High School Battle of the Books Competition which took place on Feb. 2.

Data gaps hinder explanation for seabird die-off

ANCHORAGE — A preliminary investigation into the massive die-off of common murres, one of the Northern Hemisphere’s most abundant seabirds, off Alaska’s coast is revealing… Continue reading

Casting for fish – the practice rounds

Tony Soltys, president of Raincountry Flyfishers, has been honing Juneau’s flyfishing technique since 1993. This spring, he’ll offer a round of lessons for beginners,“There’s a… Continue reading

A blue heron takes wing along the shore of Lynn Canal.

Off the Beaten Path: A humble request for Playbird Magazine

Dear Mr. Hugh Hefner:Both you and I know there comes a time when the pleasures of Earth no longer amount to much. It’s easy to… Continue reading

A blue heron takes wing along the shore of Lynn Canal.
Chris Thomas, left, and Don Thomas, right, wait to ski Montana Creek Trail. The microclimate of the area and the openness of the trail means it stays open when other trails close. As of Wednesday morning, it was the only trail Juneau Nordic Ski Club was grooming, though that could change, especially out the road, if Juneau keeps getting snow at night this week.

Where winter stays

This January may not have had much snowfall, but it’s still winter out Montana Creek, where volunteers with the Juneau Nordic Ski Club have been… Continue reading

Chris Thomas, left, and Don Thomas, right, wait to ski Montana Creek Trail. The microclimate of the area and the openness of the trail means it stays open when other trails close. As of Wednesday morning, it was the only trail Juneau Nordic Ski Club was grooming, though that could change, especially out the road, if Juneau keeps getting snow at night this week.
Song sparrows in Juneau are darker than those in drier places. The pigmentation may help protect against mold.

On the Trails: Song Sparrows

Winter is not the best time for watching land birds. Eagles, crows, and ravens, yes. There are lots of ducks and gulls on the water,… Continue reading

Song sparrows in Juneau are darker than those in drier places. The pigmentation may help protect against mold.
A polar bear, photographed north of Alaska in 2014.

Alaska Science Forum: Polar bears walking a treadmill of ice

Stronger winds and thinner ice are forcing Alaska polar bears to work harder to remain in Alaska, according to scientists who have studied increased movements… Continue reading

A polar bear, photographed north of Alaska in 2014.

NOAA releases draft climate science action plan for southeastern Bering Sea

As part of its efforts to increase the production, delivery, and use of climate-related information, NOAA Fisheries on Feb. 3 released a draft climate science… Continue reading

Master gardener classes

It’s not too early to think about this year’s garden. The UAF Cooperative Extension Service will offer master gardener training in Juneau, beginning Feb. 9.… Continue reading

Southeast Alaska deer hunting reports due to ADF&G

The Sitka black-tailed deer hunting season is now closed in Southeast Alaska. All hunters who obtained deer harvest tickets, even those who did not hunt… Continue reading

Zach Brown, pictured at work in the Arctic, will this evening talk about Arctic sea ice changes and their implications at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center's Fireside Lecture.

Arctic Ocean sea ice lecture

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center’s free Fireside Lecture this evening will be presented by Arctic oceanographer Zach Brown, who recently received his PhD from Stanford… Continue reading

Zach Brown, pictured at work in the Arctic, will this evening talk about Arctic sea ice changes and their implications at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center's Fireside Lecture.