Ever since miners began exploring and occupying Alaska, there have been fraternal organizations like the Pioneers of Alaska. In fact, the Juneau chapter of the Pioneers of Alaska has now been organized for 100 years.
Capital City Weekly will be hosting Santa Claus at their old downtown offices during this year's Gallery Walk. Santa plans to fly in and be ready to hear the requests of young Juneau residents (and the young at heart) beginning at 4:30 p.m. There will be photos taken with Santa, music and refreshments. We invite the public to stop by and participate in the festivities!
This time last year, Nathan Block was in jail. A veteran who served two years in Iraq and three months in Afghanistan, when he returned he suffered from post traumatic stress disorder and had a hard time adjusting. He moved to Juneau to attempt to get away from it all, but ended up using drugs and robbing a downtown jewelry store. And then he ended up in jail.
When Craig Ely thumbed through his collection of photos of Alaska Native kids and biologists gathered in front of an old church, he knew he had to make a yearbook. Not for himself, though he would savor the memories, but for all the kids who had helped him do science since the 1980s.
Juneau School District teachers and a community program partner were recognized by the Alaska Association for Career and Technical Education as 2013 Outstanding Teachers at their annual conference in Anchorage on Oct. 30.
The Ketchikan Air Service Cessna 185 took off up Tongass Narrows on a beautiful clear spring morning 38 years ago. Our destination? Kasaan on the east coast of Prince of Wales Island. The Haida Natives had moved there from Old Kasaan when Kasaan Bay Mining Company started a sawmill, copper mine, and cannery in 1900.
The Filipino Community, Inc. (FCI, Inc.) extends its heartfelt gratitude and sincere thanks to the businesses and individuals who donated in cash and in kind towards the fundraising to benefit the victims of typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines. This includes private individuals and city and state government officials who volunteered their valuable time and efforts during the preparation and actual Thanksgiving Fundraising Dinner and Auction held on November 23rd, 2013 at FCI Hall. To the entire community of Juneau, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! MARAMING SALAMAT PO AT MABUHAY!
The Juneau Lions Club and the Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club, which make up the Capital City Joint Sight Committee, would like to thank the community and those locations that collect eyeglasses on a permanent basis, for their participation in the Recycle for Sight Drive that took place on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Nugget Mall.
We live in a world surrounded by technology. But only a tiny fraction of us ever learn how computers work, or how to create software technology. Computer Science provides a foundation for virtually any career and our entire population can benefit from learning the basics.
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has once again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in ambulatory care organizations. The accreditation award recognizes SEARHC's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council: A 16-member board comprised of 11 voting members and five nonvoting members from the fishing industry and government agencies that sets policy and creates regulations for federal fisheries three to 200 miles offshore from Alaska. The council has delegated management of salmon fisheries in federal waters of Cook Inlet, Prince William Sound and the Alaska Peninsula to the state. Southeast king salmon troll fisheries are managed by the U.S. and Canadian federal governments under the Pacific Salmon Treaty.