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Recent births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital• A son, Garion James Higbee, weighing 8 lbs. 14 oz., was born to Sarah and Randy Higbee of Juneau… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2015

Juneau-Stop Heroin, Start Talking thanks community involvement

On Dec. 13, the Juneau-Stop Heroin, Start Talking Taskforce hosted a “Talk to Action” meeting. The purpose was to get policymakers and the community together… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2015

A tender shoot in dry ground

For many Christians, the passage in the Old Testament book, Isaiah, chapter 53, carries a powerful message from the prophet Isaiah, revealing the future suffering… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2015
  • By DANIEL WIESE
The Jeffers wedding on Dec. 27, 1975.

Connie and Scott Jeffers celebrate 40th anniversary

Connie Frankforter wed Scott Jeffers on Dec. 27, 1975.The couple, who have made Juneau their home, plan to celebrate their 40th anniversary by taking their… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2015
The Jeffers wedding on Dec. 27, 1975.

TMHS December student recognition

Thunder Mountain High school recognized five students for the month of December.Senior Abby DeRocher was nominated by English teacher Chris Knight.“Abby continuously engages in class… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2015
David and Genella Massey celebrate 50th anniversary. Above: Massey's wedding photo. Below: anniversary photo.

David and Genelle Massey celebrate 50th anniversary

Genelle Harlow wed David Massey on Dec. 18, 1965, at College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Alton, Illinois. Soon after they wed, they moved to Anchorage,… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2015
David and Genella Massey celebrate 50th anniversary. Above: Massey's wedding photo. Below: anniversary photo.

Environmental assessment for Treadwell Ditch Trail

The Juneau Ranger District is moving forward with planning for the Treadwell Ditch Trail Bridges Construction project.The District proposes to replace 38 bridges, perform some… Continue reading

Eaglecrest to open full mountain

Eaglecrest Ski Area is opening the entire mountain Saturday, Dec. 19 and will remain open daily until Jan. 4 with the exception of Dec. 25.… Continue reading

Council tightens Southcentral charter halibut allocation for 2016

The ratchet keeps tightening on Southcentral halibut charter operations, among other groups, and relief measures are still stuck in development.The level of legally harvestable halibut… Continue reading

Kit Deslauriers, the only person to climb and ski down the tallest mountains on seven continents, ascends the highest peak in the Brooks Range, Mount Isto, in 2014.

Alaska Science Forum: Measuring the highest peaks in the Brooks Ridge

U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps give you a choice on the height of Mount Isto. Depending on what map scale you choose, the mountain in… Continue reading

Kit Deslauriers, the only person to climb and ski down the tallest mountains on seven continents, ascends the highest peak in the Brooks Range, Mount Isto, in 2014.
Pacific marten and American marten. Pacific marten tend to be yellowish-orange in color, and American marten darker brown. The fur is typically marketed as sable.

Marten trapping in Southeast Alaska

I grew up trapping muskrat in western New York state in the small rural community of Bolivar. I learned to trap from school mates, setting… Continue reading

Pacific marten and American marten. Pacific marten tend to be yellowish-orange in color, and American marten darker brown. The fur is typically marketed as sable.
A male stickleback fans his nest, increasing the flow of oxygen to the eggs. The nest is marked by arrows.

Parental care by males (fishes and amphibians)

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series.Some months ago I was captivated by a grunt sculpin at the NOAA lab, and I… Continue reading

A male stickleback fans his nest, increasing the flow of oxygen to the eggs. The nest is marked by arrows.

Hollywood preps for ‘Star Wars Episode 7’ opening

BY DERRIK J. LANGTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSLOS ANGELES — Hollywood is preparing for what could be the largest movie premiere in its history on Monday night… Continue reading

Wreath breads

Two breads for Winter Solstice

Dies Natalis Solis Invictus, “Birthday of the Unconquered Sun.”Dec. 21 is the shortest day of the year in Juneau. We get 6 hours, 22 minutes… Continue reading

Wreath breads
What's happening this week

What’s happening this week

EVENTS Community Potluck & Fun-Raiser, 5–8 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 16, St. Ann’s Parish Hall (Fifth & Gold Streets). In addition to celebrating the holidays, this event… Continue reading

What's happening this week
Juneau Community Foundation executive director Amy Skilbred, second from left, stands with Tom Gill, second from right, and Jim Carroll, right, of the Juneau Volunteer Fire Department after establishing the JVFD's Youth Activities Fund through the foundation. Also shown are JCF board members Reed Stoops, center, and Bob Storer, left.

Juneau Volunteer Fire Department to offer free swims through Youth Activity Fund

The Juneau Volunteer Fire Department recently partnered with the Juneau Community Foundation to establish the Juneau Volunteer Firefighters’ Youth Activity Fund as a way to… Continue reading

Juneau Community Foundation executive director Amy Skilbred, second from left, stands with Tom Gill, second from right, and Jim Carroll, right, of the Juneau Volunteer Fire Department after establishing the JVFD's Youth Activities Fund through the foundation. Also shown are JCF board members Reed Stoops, center, and Bob Storer, left.
Athena Zellhuber, age 16, Maralie Zellhuber, age three, and Mikaela Levy, owner of Fiddlehead and Ferns, stand with carriers Juneauites are donating to Syrian refugee families in need of them.

Juneau moms reaching out to help refugees

Most Syrian refugees have a long and winding path ahead of them. Some Juneau mothers, and a national organization they contribute to, want to help… Continue reading

Athena Zellhuber, age 16, Maralie Zellhuber, age three, and Mikaela Levy, owner of Fiddlehead and Ferns, stand with carriers Juneauites are donating to Syrian refugee families in need of them.

Writers’ Weir: Orderly Transfer of Power

 Splitting chain-sawed hemlock roundson a drizzly November day, I imaginewoodstove heat chasing January’s chill. An orange extension cord connects my splitterwith miles of lines to where… Continue reading

An apothecary with the tools, costume and apparatus of his trade, from an 18th century engraving by Martin Engelbrecht.

Science and history behind Harry Potter to be showcased in Haines

HAINES - The Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center will open a new exhibit, “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine,” on Dec. 19, on… Continue reading

An apothecary with the tools, costume and apparatus of his trade, from an 18th century engraving by Martin Engelbrecht.

Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities recipients include three Juneau residents

The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Humanities Forum have announced the eight recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Awards for the Arts… Continue reading