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Gimme a Smile: Fear and illusion: A trip to the airport

Anyone who’s been on an airplane knows the unique mixture of fear and illusion that underscores the flying experience.Besides the obvious fear of flying, which… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2015
  • By PEGGY MCKEE BARNHILL

Thunder Mountain Cross Country Team thanks Canton Asian Bistro

The Thunder Mountain Cross Country Team would like to thank Keith, Rod and all the folks at the Canton Asian Bistro for supporting us in… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2015

Senior menu

Juneau Senior Center MenuMonday, Nov. 2Swedish Meatballs & GravyPastaBroccoliTossed SaladTuesday, Nov. 3Macaroni and Cheese with HamZucchini & CarrotsPerfection SaladWednesday, Nov. 4Honey Glazed HamRoll Sweet PotatoSukiyaki… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2015

MRV Architects wins Merit Award for Walter Soboleff Center

MRV Architects won the Merit Award for their design of the Walter Soboleff Center as part of Alaska Architectural Firms’ 2015 Design Awards.AIA Alaska Design… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2015

Recent births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital• A daughter, Teagan Mae Ladd, weighing 7 lbs. 7 oz., was born to Tammy and Eric Ladd of Juneau… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2015

Flying Lions to hold diabetes fundraiser at McGivney’s

On Nov. 7, the Mendenhall Flying Lions Club will hold its 20th annual barbecue at McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill to benefit the American Diabetes… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2015

Path to Prosperity honored for inspiring businesses

The Haa Aaní Community Development Fund and The Nature Conservancy in Alaska have received the 2015 International Economic Development Council Silver Award in recognition of… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2015
Living & Growing: Sowing the seeds for a better Juneau

Living & Growing: Sowing the seeds for a better Juneau

Fall is a time of harvesting. We reap the results of seeds that were planted with a hope, a prayer and a handful of dirt… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2015
  • By JACQUELINE F. TUPOU
Living & Growing: Sowing the seeds for a better Juneau

United Way of Southeat Alaska releases Get Connected networking tool

United Way of Southeast Alaska released Get Connected 2.0, a mobile-friendly tool networking individuals with organizations.“Think of it as a dating service between regional non-profit… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2015
Fees to use the U.S. Forest Service's Peterson Lake Cabin may be going up. The USFS has proposed an increase from $35 per night to $75 per night.

Forest Service considers cabin fee hikes in Chugach, Tongass

The U.S. Forest Service is asking for public input as it considers whether to raise rental rates for 184 public cabins in the Chugach and… Continue reading

Fees to use the U.S. Forest Service's Peterson Lake Cabin may be going up. The USFS has proposed an increase from $35 per night to $75 per night.

Rasmuson Foundation announces grants

The Rasmuson Foundation has announced $826,634 in third-quarter grants across the state, and the list includes several in Juneau.The grant list was announced Thursday.The Southeast… Continue reading

Tongass Advisory Committee to meet

The federal Tongass National Forest Advisory Committee will meet in Ketchikan from Dec. 1-3, according to a notice published in the Federal Register on Friday.The… Continue reading

‘Taking Care of the Kids’ the topic of upcoming Wildlife Wednesday lecture

Next Wednesday, local biologist, photographer, author and naturalist Bob Armstrong will give a presentation on how Southeast Alaskan animals — from spiders to deer —… Continue reading

Colorado ski season starts with opening of A-Basin, Loveland

DENVER — Colorado ski season is underway with not one but two resorts to choose from.Both Arapahoe Basin and Loveland ski areas began operating their… Continue reading

On the Trails: Mutual bonds

Mutually beneficial relationships (a type of symbiosis, which just means “living together”) are common under the aegis of Mother Nature. Some obvious ones are bees… Continue reading

Off the Beaten Path: Watch out, Iliamna Lake Monster, here I come

Next summer, I plan to fish for the Lake Iliamna Monster. I’m bored of catching salmon, halibut and trout, and it doesn’t look like the… Continue reading

Kim Valverde and Brian Maupin of the Southeast Soil and Water Conservation District conduct the first comprehensive invasive plants survey in the Mendenhall wetlands.

Southeast Alaska’s invisible (and invasive) war

There are wars most people don’t notice right here in Juneau.There’s a war between fireweed and reed canary grass out at Brotherhood Bridge. There’s one… Continue reading

Kim Valverde and Brian Maupin of the Southeast Soil and Water Conservation District conduct the first comprehensive invasive plants survey in the Mendenhall wetlands.
Dermestid beetles adults and larvae cleaning a grizzly bear skull in the University of Alaska Museum's beetle lab.

Alaska Science Forum: Flesh-eating bugs gorge in the name of science

Aren Gunderson parks his truck, steps out and strips off his sweatshirt.“I always take off my outer clothing layer,” says the caretaker of the University… Continue reading

Dermestid beetles adults and larvae cleaning a grizzly bear skull in the University of Alaska Museum's beetle lab.
Icebergs beached neared Frederick Sound.

A few strange stories

In the early 1960s, shortly after Alaska became a state, a stranger knocked at Nancy Strand’s door. This was Petersburg, a small, rough yet friendly… Continue reading

Icebergs beached neared Frederick Sound.

Fish Factor: Plummeting prices, flushed meds

Alaska’s 2015 salmon season produced the second largest harvest ever, but rock bottom prices yielded the lowest pay out to fishermen since 2006. That will… Continue reading