Neighbors

The Sesquicentennial of Seward’s Folly

On Saturday, Jan. 23 from 10:30-noon at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Wayne Jensen will present the program “The Sesquicentennial of Seward’s Folly” as part of… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2016

Becoming Alaskan: What comes next

Almost one full year ago I left the Juneau Empire as a page designer, only to start down this road to finding out what it… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2016
  • By SARAH CANNARD

AWARE’s spring advocacy training open for registration

AWARE’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy Training begins Monday, Feb. 1 and ends Feb. 14, taking place on evenings and weekends at AWARE.The training… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2016
Pictured is a small sample of the games available at the lending library at Platypus-Con, which has 700-800 games.

Platypus-Con: Board and Card Game Extravaganza comes back for second year

Platypus-Con: Board and Card Game Extravaganza returns for another year of gaming at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center.Platypus-Con is designed to help people new… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2016
Pictured is a small sample of the games available at the lending library at Platypus-Con, which has 700-800 games.

Senior Menu Jan. 18-22

Juneau Senior Center MenuMonday, Jan. 18CLOSED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAYTuesday, Jan. 19Chef’s Salad with Ham & CheesePotato SoupCornbreadWednesday, Jan. 20Spaghetti with Meat SauceTossed SaladBroccoliThursday,… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2016

Free Tai Chi class for people over 60

Registration for a free Tai Chi class began on Jan. 12 and will end on Jan. 19. This class is for those 60 years or… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2016

Living & Growing: The “one another” clause

I hear of a lot of Christians who have given up on church. Reasons such as too many hypocrites, too much drama, too much of… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2016
  • By DANIEL WIESE

Alaska Community Grant Program applicaiton period open

American Seafoods’ Community Advisory Board is accepting applications for its Alaska Community Grant Program. The deadline to submit is Feb. 12, 2016.Since its inception in… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2016

Juneau resident on Stonehill College’s dean list

Juneau resident Gabriella R. Worden, a member of the Class of 2017 at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, was placed on the dean’s list for… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2016

Jamie Parsons Memorial Scholarship fund created

In honor of Jamie Parsons who recently passed away after battling myeloma, the Glacier Valley Rotary Club is collecting funds for a scholarship in the… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2016
PDC & R&M Juneau principals Dennis Bogren, Matt Emerson, Michael Story and J. Mark Pusich at signing.

R&M Engineering and PDC Inc. Engineers combine

R&M Engineering announced on Jan. 1 it joined PDC Inc. Engineers. In a statement, R&M indicated this will offer their clients expanded services and capacity… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2016
PDC & R&M Juneau principals Dennis Bogren, Matt Emerson, Michael Story and J. Mark Pusich at signing.

Queer Film Fest to benefit Juneau Pride 2016

A collaboration between the Southeast Alaska LGBTQ Alliance (SEAGLA) and the Gold Town Nickelodeon Theater brings a Queer Film Fest to Juneau.The Queer Film Fest… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2016

Recent Births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital• A son, Nathaniel Elliot Estes, weighing 8 lbs. 3 oz., was born to Jessica and Jonathan Estes of Juneau… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2016

Thoughts on epiphany

Luke gives us shepherds, the poor of the earth, to welcome the Christ Child. Matthew gives us rich men, men with access to expensive spices… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2016
  • By CAROLINE MALSEED
Jars and a teapot by Jeremy Kane, on display at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum through Jan. 30.

Jeremy Kane’s ceramics display

Jeremy Kane’s exhibit of wood, soda and gas-fired ceramics is currently on display at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. On Thursday, Jan. 21 from 7-8:30 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2016
Jars and a teapot by Jeremy Kane, on display at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum through Jan. 30.
Hikers approach one of Icelands many waterfalls.

Traveling Outside: A landscape of hidden folk

After my daughter and I returned from a recent trip to Iceland, I began thinking about how Icelandic alpine is different from Juneau’s. I knew… Continue reading

Hikers approach one of Icelands many waterfalls.
Oliver Shanley the poodle stands on the porch of John Muir Cabin, where he stayed the night of Dec. 23, 2014. During the last fiscal year, the cabin was rented 263 nights, a new record.

Juneau cabins break attendance records

Juneau’s U.S. Forest Service roadside cabins set rental records this year.For the fiscal year between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 20, 2015, “we posted the… Continue reading

Oliver Shanley the poodle stands on the porch of John Muir Cabin, where he stayed the night of Dec. 23, 2014. During the last fiscal year, the cabin was rented 263 nights, a new record.
Common murres swim in Auke Bay in December. Local birder Gus van Vliet counted between 3,000 and 4,000 of the birds in Auke Bay in late November and early December. A large number have also been gathering at the mouth of Glacier Bay. Usually, this time of year, the birds winter away from coastal areas, but thousands have been washing ashore, dead, in Prince William Sound and Southcentral Alaska. Some dead birds have also been recorded in Sitka and Glacier Bay.

Murres in Southeast affected by die-off

One of Alaska’s most common seabirds is dying off in unusually high numbers, and though the majority of common murres found dead have been in… Continue reading

Common murres swim in Auke Bay in December. Local birder Gus van Vliet counted between 3,000 and 4,000 of the birds in Auke Bay in late November and early December. A large number have also been gathering at the mouth of Glacier Bay. Usually, this time of year, the birds winter away from coastal areas, but thousands have been washing ashore, dead, in Prince William Sound and Southcentral Alaska. Some dead birds have also been recorded in Sitka and Glacier Bay.

Traveling Outside

We Southeast Alaskans love Southeast Alaska, but we also love traveling to other (usually less rainy) parts of the world and hiking, biking, birding, scuba… Continue reading

A short-tailed weasel in mid-winter.

On the Trails: January ice and snow

A bright, cold day—just right for a little exploration. A friend and I headed for Hilda meadows: up Trickster (not groomed), onto the groomed upper… Continue reading

A short-tailed weasel in mid-winter.