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Infographic: Sharing Salmon

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:23pm
An infographic on the estimated salmon harvest by gear.

Something new from something traditional

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:23pm
Yesterday was a day of indulgence. I had a huge glazed donut for breakfast, enchiladas for lunch and then fried pork chops for dinner.

If you could create a holiday, what holiday would you create and why?

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:23pm
"Every day's a holiday."

For Richard Nelson, the sound of nature is calling

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:23pm
Sitka author Richard Nelson was a young man interested in the natural world, but there was a problem: His father was allergic to animals with fur.

Singing the Song

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:23pm
"I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear ..."

Guinness attempts to make a blonde splash

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:23pm
Undeniably, one of the most globally recognized beer brand names is Guinness. The Irish brewery is legendary in stature, having originated in 1759. It was founded by Arthur Guinness, who took out a 9,000-year lease on a then-defunct brewery.

Juneau and Southeast Calendar

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:23pm
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Eagles and spectators soar to Haines

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:22pm
At the beginning of every winter, a natural phenomenon draws throngs of spectators from around the world to the northern tip of the Southeast Alaska panhandle.

Images for November 2014 First Friday

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:55am
Images for November 2014 First Friday

Appeals court revives Alaska suit on Forest Roads

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:53am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit by the state of Alaska challenging the national roadless rule, which prohibits road construction and timber harvesting on millions of acres of forest lands, including in the Tongass National Forest.

Bleeding Heart is Alaska’s next brewery

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:41am
There’s a new brewery on the radar in southcentral Alaska. Patience, my beer-loving Southeast friends: You’ve got a new brewery on the way too, but Baleen Brewing of Ketchikan is a ways off yet. It’s not quite a race to the finish, but Bleeding Heart Brewery is one of three new breweries up here that could open late this year or in early 2015.

State added fish jobs during pink deluge

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:39am
Alaska’s largest employer continues to add more jobs to its roster. The number of commercial fishing jobs grew last year to a level not seen since 2000, according to the Alaska Department of Labor. Driven primarily by an increased salmon harvest, notably from the record run of pinks, fishing jobs grew by nearly 2.5 percent last year. That brought the annual monthly average to 8,400 jobs, just 400 shy of the record a decade ago.

Dogs or cats? Why?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:36am
“I would say cats. I used to hate them, but now I’m actually kind of enjoying them. I like their independence. You can leave for a week and when you come back they’ll still be alive. They’re pissed, but alive. They have personality, they have character, and they have independence.” - Luke Taintor, nurse

Juneau and Southeast Calendar

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:30am
BodyPump barbell workout, 5:30-6:30 a.m., Pavitt Health & Fitness, 10004 Glacier Highway. Group cycling class, 5:30 p.m., The Alaska Club-Valley, 2841 Riverside Drive.

WhaleFest explores the gizmos and gadgets of cetacean science

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:26am
SITKA - Just a few decades ago, researchers were repurposing kitchen timers to test how deep marine mammals can dive.

Ferry system restricting travel by minors

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:26am
JUNEAU - The Alaska Marine Highway is enacting a new policy that will require that a parent, guardian or other authorized adult accompany child passengers.

Making Local Work: WinterSong Soap Company

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:26am
Ruth McMaster didn't plan to own WinterSong Soap Company. She didn't even intend to work there.

JPD opens police substation on UAS campus

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:26am
The Juneau Police Department has opened a police substation on the campus of the University of Alaska Southeast, Auke Bay.

October was a dry month in wet year

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:26am
It's been a wet year when the wettest month is dry.

How to ruin a reputation

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:02pm
Ketchikan has the reputation of being on an island with a poor deer population. I have my doubts. It could be something as simple as access, which would then make it pale in comparison to Prince of Wales — my home island. Students show me pictures of the bucks they got on POW. I tell them as long as they stay out of my spots, they can go get their deer. Friends head over there too. I tell them as long as they stay out of my spots, they can go get their deer.

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