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User conflicts over halibut, salmon on horizon for 2016

The year about to end saw the beginnings of some fisheries regulations and legal battles that will either resolve or present further issues in 2016.Halibut… Continue reading

Mike Erickson, president of Alaska Glacier Seafoods, raised more than $7,000 for Cancer Connection in Juneau on his bike this summer. Twenty-nine fishermen and fishing families, and AGS, pledged money for each mile he biked.

Seafood buyer cycles to help those fighting cancer

Alaska Glacier Seafoods president Mike Erickson fought cancer six years ago. In 2015, he turned his work commute into a way to help other Southeast… Continue reading

Mike Erickson, president of Alaska Glacier Seafoods, raised more than $7,000 for Cancer Connection in Juneau on his bike this summer. Twenty-nine fishermen and fishing families, and AGS, pledged money for each mile he biked.
An adult dipper brings prey to begging chicks. Both male and female busily tend the chicks.

Parental care by males (birds and mammals)

This essay will consider male parental care in birds and mammals. Both birds and mammals evolved from reptiles, and some ancient reptiles did have parental… Continue reading

An adult dipper brings prey to begging chicks. Both male and female busily tend the chicks.

The birches’ last blaze

Walter Harper, one of Alaska’s greatest, is buried in Juneau’s Evergreen Cemetery. His wife, Frances Wells Harper, lies beside him. They’d been married for less… Continue reading

Mackey, Derk, Union lakes northern pike-free

Ice fishermen in East and West Mackey lakes, Derks Lake and Union Lake will be limited to two closely attended lines this winter.The Alaska Department… Continue reading

Inside the Hudson Adit, the area is rather clean, and free from cave-ins.

Alaska Treasure Mine and the ghost town of Gastineau City

The history of the Alaska Treasure Mine begins in 1884, when William Thompson found mineralization on the south end of Douglas Island, in the Nevada… Continue reading

Inside the Hudson Adit, the area is rather clean, and free from cave-ins.
Writers Weir: Two poems by Terry Laskey

Writers Weir: Two poems by Terry Laskey

CHANGINGBY TERRY LASKEY My body is changing; I see it every dayMy fingers a little knottier and my hair more greyWhere has all my hair gone… Continue reading

Writers Weir: Two poems by Terry Laskey

Mid-Winter Vocal Festival runs Dec. 27-Jan. 3

Juneau Lyric Opera continues its 40th anniversary season celebration with the 27th annual Mid-Winter Vocal Festival Dec. 27-Jan. 3. Conductor Dr. Byron McGilvray, and pianist/vocal… Continue reading

Fish Factor: Tidal Vision’s new clothing line made of crab shells expected by summer

Alaska crab shells are fueling an eco-revolution that will drive new income streams for fabrics to pharmaceuticals to water filters. And for the first time,… Continue reading

Sidewalk poll, Dec. 23

Sidewalk poll, Dec. 23

What is one item you own that has no monetary value, but has such sentimental value that you would not sell it for any price? My… Continue reading

Sidewalk poll, Dec. 23

Movies

GOLD TOWN NICKELODEONVisit www.goldtownnick.com.“Trumbo” — Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 26 and 27. Synopsis: The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to… Continue reading

‘Tis the Season for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count

‘Tis the Season for the Audubon Christmas Bird CountANCHORAGE – From Ketchikan to Nome, every year Alaskans bundle up to celebrate the holiday season by… Continue reading

Alaska Robotics accepting submissions for Student Show of Comic Arts

Alaska Robotics Gallery has announced the fourth annual Student Show of Comic Arts as its featured exhibition for January. This is an annual exhibition showcasing… Continue reading

What’s happening this week

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEVENTSParent Night Out, 6–10 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 23, Juneau-Douglas High School. The JDHS Basketball Cheer Team is hosting a Parents’ Night Out.… Continue reading

Letter to the editor

A shift in thinking needed for AMHSThe Alaska Marine Highway System is at a critical juncture. Since its first port of call, the Alaska Marine… Continue reading

Artists’ opportunity available for residency in Japan

Artists’ opportunity available for residency in JapanThe National Endowment for the Arts, in cooperation with the U.S. Japan Friendship Commission, has implemented the U.S/Japan Creative… Continue reading

Alaska’s delegates to U.S. Senate Youth Program include Ketchikan’s Kiera O’Brien and alternate Derek Dzinich of Juneau

Alaska’s delegates to U.S. Senate Youth Program announcedLucas Arthur, a student at Mat-Su Career & Technical High School in the Mat-Su Borough School District, and… Continue reading

Juneau’s Innovation Summit starts registration

Juneau’s Innovation Summit starts registrationEarly registration has officially opened for the 5th annual Innovation Summit (http://www.jedc.org/innovation/). More than 200 leaders in business, government and education… Continue reading

Alder in the rain (summer) by Rachael Juzeler.

Juneau artist Rachael Juzeler selected for ‘All Alaska Biennial’

The Anchorage Museum has released the names of the artists selected for this year’s “All Alaska Biennial” exhibit, opening Feb. 5 in Anchorage. This highly… Continue reading

Alder in the rain (summer) by Rachael Juzeler.

On Writing: Words part 2

When we left off talking about Hamlet in our last column, the Danish prince was speechless. He was also dead, but this latter condition seemed… Continue reading