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After 36 years of making people feel at home, JoAnn and Dave Lesh are selling the Gustavus Inn 

updated 12:01pm

At the Gustavus Inn, cocktail hour starts at a quarter to six with hors d'oeuvres. It could be homemade sourdough flatbread with pesto made from basil grown in the greenhouse. Or maybe it's sushi, kelp salsa or a smoked salmon dip.

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Paddling the Inside Passage in an 'origami' kayak

07/28/16

Below the gangway leading down to Harris Harbor, 25-year-old medical student Austin Jones split open his foldable kayak, revealing among water bottles, camping and survival gear two canisters: one of nutella and one of peanut butter.

'Unsophisticated' counterfeiter sentenced two years later

07/29/16

When counterfeit money shows up in Juneau, District Attorney James Scott said it's usually a desperate attempt tied to another problem in Juneau — drug addiction.

Gastineau Guiding rescues swimming deer in distress

07/29/16

JUNEAU - An Alaska whale-watching cruise turned into a rescue mission for an unusual aquatic species - a distressed, swimming deer.

Coast Guard rescues sick cruise passenger

07/29/16

A Coast Guard Station Juneau boatcrew came to the rescue of a heart attack victim Friday morning, according to an email from the Coast Guard.


House fire claims life of Yakutat man

Today, 5:31pm

A Yakutat man is dead and his sister's home has been gutted by a Saturday morning house fire. Yakutat police chief Robert Baty confirmed Saturday evening that Eric James Anderstrom died in his sleep, possibly from smoke inhalation.

Parking law puts the brakes on new Douglas business

07/28/16

Mark Dundore is a go-getter. He has a day job at Sealaska, runs his own IT consulting business and owns two shops in Lemon Creek. Now, he's trying to get another business in downtown Douglas off the ground - The Douglas Outpost, a market and coffee stop.

Police seek leads in last year's unsolved double murder case

07/29/16

Juneau Police Department detectives are asking the public for help in their investigation of a 2015 double murder.

Police search for stolen vehicle full of newspapers

07/29/16

An unknown person jumped into the driver's side of a car being used to deliver newspapers this morning, stealing the car along with a hundred copies of the Juneau Empire.

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Opinion

My Turn: Bring the Ancient One home

The threads of history, culture and ancestry form a timeless and unbreakable weave in Native American life. The elders who came before us are as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago.

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Outdoors

Paddling the Inside Passage in an 'origami' kayak

Below the gangway leading down to Harris Harbor, 25-year-old medical student Austin Jones split open his foldable kayak, revealing among water bottles, camping and survival gear two canisters: one of nutella and one of peanut butter.

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Neighbors

Menzi, Heumann celebrate 25th wedding anniversary

Marjorie Menzi and Bill Heumann celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary June 23-28, 2016, at the Wapato Resort at Lake Chelan, Washington. Joining them were their 25 immediate family members.

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