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Fish Factor: Wind ‘blows’ salmon into the Yukon River

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:57pm
Boaters from Homer to the Mat-Su valley can help protect salmon and other aquatic creatures and get discounts from popular businesses by doing so.

Summer reading: Book reviews for kids, by kids

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:50pm
Each week throughout the summer, the Juneau Public Libraries, in collaboration with the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries and local businesses, award young readers various prizes for writing book reviews about their favorite summer reads.

What does Celebration mean to you? (From the canoe landing on Douglas on June 8th)

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:49pm
It’s for the young people. That’s what the canoes are here for, the teachers are in those canoes. They are teaching our young people, because we cherish you. Ed Kunz, House master of Diginah Hit (the outwards house)/Artist

My corner of Alaska: Time for a new model?

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:48pm
Here’s a little fact that you would never know unless I told you; it’s kind of personal so don’t let it get out. We have a bad habit in our house and it’s gotten to the point now where something has to seriously change.

Southeast support group listings

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:40pm
Brain injury peer support group, noon to 1 p.m., first Tuesday of the month, SAIL offices, 3225 Hospital Drive. Details: Leslie, 586-4920.

‘A Girl, A Yeti and a Spaceship’ Life in Juneau’s outer space studio

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:38pm
My first concise question to Anton Doiron in his rented studio space was, “What’s that thing that Stanley Kubrick did with framing? You know, the thing where everything meets in a single point off, you know, off in the distance?” I waved my hands like I was gesturing for someone to wait.

Audition for JLO

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:38pm
JUNEAU — Juneau Lyric Opera announced auditions for Stephen Sondheim’s “Putting It Together” for their Fall 2016 production, directed by William Conrow.

SEARHC to bring back mobile mammography later this summer

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:37pm
For the second time this summer, the SouthEast Regional Health Consortium WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program is making digital mammography services available to women in several Southeast communities.

Community garage sale JUNEAU

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:36pm
Juneau will hold its 21st annual Community Garage Sale on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Centennial Hall. Admission is free. Find more at

USDA expands access to capital for rural businesses

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:34pm
U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development Alaska State Director Jim Nordlund recently presented USDA’s new rules to expand access to capital for rural businesses.

Alaska Native identity to be discussed

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:33pm
JUNEAU — Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a lecture by two visiting scholars on the preliminary results from their study on Alaska Native identity involving participants recruited largely from Juneau and Haines.

Living and breathing art with TJ Young

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:29pm
For many, art is defined as a pretty landscape painting interpreted by a single artist using store-bought materials. The final product is sold to an admirer, tossed up on a wall and enjoyed for a generation before ending up discarded at the Salvation Army. Sgwaayaans (TJ) Young is not in that business.

State seeks waiver

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:23pm
Alaska is asking the U.S. Department of Education to waive the federal requirement to administer English language arts, mathematics, and science assessments during the 2015-2016 school year, which recently ended. Because of significant technical problems with administering the computer-based tests, the state was not able to complete the assessments.

Class on how to run for office

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:22pm
If you have ever considered running for the assembly or the school board, then the “How to Run for Local Office Workshop,” coordinated by Juneau Votes! and the Juneau League of Women Voters, may be for you.

Change of command at Coast Guard Air Station Sitka

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:10pm
SITKA — Coast Guard Cmdr. Mark Vislay transferred command of Air Station Sitka to Cmdr. William “Chip” Lewin during a change of command ceremony at Air Station Sitka on June 10.

UAS professor receives teaching excellence award

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:01pm
Dr. Charla Brown, assistant professor of human resource management at the University of Alaska Southeast, has been named a regional recipient of the 2016 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award.

What's happening this week June 15th - 21st, 2016

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 10:18pm
Pride Week, Saturday, June 11 - Sunday, June 19. Various locations. Organized by SEAGLA, events include a pride trivia night at 7:30 p.m. at the Imperial on Wednesday, a hike and bonfire at 5 p.m. at Auke Rec on Thursday and Glitz at 7 p.m. on Friday at Centennial Hall. For more information and the full schedule, go to


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