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An Alaska Seaplanes floatplane takes off at the Juneau International Airport on Saturday, July 18.

A job with a view Southeast Alaskan pilot opens up from the cockpit

On a Wednesday afternoon at work, Sean Kveum looks outside the window to his right and spots a bear, then another one. From the cockpit of his de Havilland Beaver bush plane, he loops around to get a better look.

by PAULA ANN SOLIS

Slack Tide: Construction, de-constructed

Some say Alaska has two seasons: Winter and Construction.
Geoff Kirsch

SEARHC opens new health center in Hoonah

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Hoonah Health Center is ready to move into a new medical facility at 490 Gartina Highway.

Nominations open for YWCA achievement awards

The YWCA is now accepting nominations for Alaska's 2015 Women of Achievement awards. For 26 years, YWCA Alaska has honored women of achievement.

SEARHC Mount Edgecumbe Hospital welcomes additional hospitalist

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Mount Edgecumbe Hospital expanded its staff this month with the hiring of Kimberly Capp. Capp settled in at the consortium July 20, filling a position that was vacant for quite some time.

Young Juneau readers rewarded for reviews

During the seventh week of the Juneau Public Libraries' Summer Reading program, 23 students took part in a book review contest. The participants, all under the age of 19, reviewed a total of 51 books.

Whitworth University honors go to Juneau student

Margaret J. Meiners of Juneau has been named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for the 2015 spring semester. Meiners qualified for the academic honor society by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.75 during the...

Juneau students graduate from WSU

Daffodil Ybanez Alinson and Megan Danielle Mauseth graduated from Washington State University this spring. Alinson earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology.

Senior Menu for July 27-31

Monday, July 27 Ham Au Gratin Potatoes Peas Tossed Salad Tuesday, July 28 Sweet and Sour Chicken Rice Pilaf Steamed Broccoli ...

Juneau students graduate from University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon Nickolas J. Rutecki of Juneau and Ethan G. Hubbard from Douglas for the 2015 spring semester.

Ugandan breakdancers thank Juneau community

Ugandan breakdancers Erick Egesa and Fahadhi Kiryowa would like to give a huge thank you to the community of Juneau for the warm welcome and generous support during their visit last week.

Thank you Alaska Grafix for spreading message, helping teens

Did you know 92 percent of Juneau teens would feel uncomfortable if a peer made fun of someone online? This was one finding by a social norms teen survey AWARE conducted to assess teens’ own perceptions, as well as how they perceive...

Articles from the Neighbors section archive

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Slack Tide: Construction, de-constructed

Some say Alaska has two seasons: Winter and Construction.
By Geoff Kirsch

A job with a view Southeast Alaskan pilot opens up from the cockpit

On a Wednesday afternoon at work, Sean Kveum looks outside the window to his right and spots a bear, then another one. From the cockpit of his de Havilland Beaver bush plane, he loops around to ...
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Nominations open for YWCA achievement awards

The YWCA is now accepting nominations for Alaska's 2015 Women of Achievement awards. For 26 years, YWCA Alaska has honored women of achievement.

SEARHC opens new health center in Hoonah

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Hoonah Health Center is ready to move into a new medical facility at 490 Gartina Highway.

SEARHC Mount Edgecumbe Hospital welcomes additional hospitalist

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Mount Edgecumbe Hospital expanded its staff this month with the hiring of Kimberly Capp. Capp settled in at the consortium July 20, filling a ...

Young Juneau readers rewarded for reviews

During the seventh week of the Juneau Public Libraries' Summer Reading program, 23 students took part in a book review contest. The participants, all under the age of 19, reviewed a total of 51 books.

Whitworth University honors go to Juneau student

Margaret J. Meiners of Juneau has been named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for the 2015 spring semester. Meiners qualified for the academic honor society by maintaining a grade ...

Juneau students graduate from WSU

Daffodil Ybanez Alinson and Megan Danielle Mauseth graduated from Washington State University this spring. Alinson earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology.

Juneau students graduate from University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon Nickolas J. Rutecki of Juneau and Ethan G. Hubbard from Douglas for the 2015 spring semester.

Ugandan breakdancers thank Juneau community

Ugandan breakdancers Erick Egesa and Fahadhi Kiryowa would like to give a huge thank you to the community of Juneau for the warm welcome and generous support during their visit last week.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hoonah, Skagway, Haines among mobile mammography van visits

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium's WISEWOMAN Women's Health Program in partnership with the Breast Cancer Detection Center has announced the fall 2015 mobile mammography schedule.

Becoming Alaskan: It's all about the ride

Diesel-powered trucks, slick new Jeeps, duct-taped Subarus and battered Toyota Corollas - they all have one thing in common: among Alaskans, they are a hot commodity.
By SARAH CANNARD

WSU dean's list includes Juneau student

Kaela Burke of Juneau was named to Wichita State University's dean's list. WSU announced more than 2,400 students as honor roll recipients for spring 2015. To be included, a student must be ...

Ithaca College dean's list includes Juneau student

Juneau resident Zander Hoke was named a spring 2015 dean's list student at Ithaca College.

Chautauqua volunteers thank Juneau community for involvement

The Fourth of July weekend events involving the New Old Time Chautauqua group were a fun time had by all. This zany, community oriented troupe of 53 travelling performers appeared around town with ...

Young Juneau readers rewarded for reviews

During the sixth week of the Juneau Public Libraries' Summer Reading program, 27 students took part in a book review contest. The participants, all under the age of 19, turned in reviews of 54 books.

Multi-degree earning student returns to Juneau, helps families

Greta Gard graduated at the top of her class last month from Capella University, earning a master of science degree in human services with the marriage, family and couples therapy specialization.

Former Juneau HS student joins Naval Academy

William Martin, a graduate of Thunder Mountain High School, was inducted into the Naval Academy class of 2019 July 1.

Barefoot benefit: Pastor goes shoeless

KETCHIKAN - Local pastor Peter Epler, sitting in a Ketchikan coffee shop, wasn't preaching fire and brimstone when he talked about the heat beneath his feet.
By NICK BOWMAN

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Gold Rush Comission thanks volunteers, sponsors, city

The Juneau Gold Rush Commission would like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers who helped make the 25th Annual Gold Rush Days a huge success.

Designated clinic days for back-to-school physicals

The SouthEast Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Ethel Lund Medical Center will have four special clinics exclusively for patients to receive required sports or Head Start physicals before school ...

Grants available for community impact projects

United Way of Southeast Alaska is now accepting Community Impact Grant applications. Up to $30,000 in Community Impact funds will be awarded to applicants who successfully demonstrate community ...

Summer of Heroes search continues

The search for the 2015 Summer of Heroes honorees is almost over. The nomination period for Alaska's young heroes is coming to a close with Wednesday's deadline around the corner.

Students selected for health sciences scholarships

Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation awarded six health sciences scholarships to Southeast Alaska students last month totaling $30,000.

Knowledge is power - and our best defense

The state of Alaska is in a league of its own, as wild and rugged as it is beautiful. Unfortunately, Alaska is also in a league of its own when it comes to domestic and sexual crimes.
By SAMMY HAIGHT

Bottling it all up

There is a work of art that tells a story about Alaskans, their culture and the world around them. And it might be sitting inside your refrigerator.
By PAULA ANN SOLIS

Living & Growing: Knowing when to hold 'em and fold 'em

I teach my children to play poker. I suppose I do it partly so they aren't easy targets as gullible, naive pastor's kids. There's going to be enough therapy involved in that identity already.
By TARI STAGE-HARVEY

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Alaska literacy advocates honored

For their contributions to literacy in Alaska, three Alaskans and one Sitka-based group will be recognized at the upcoming Contributions to Literacy in Alaska awards ceremony.

Support group changes location, time

Starting this month, the Beyond Baby Blues support group for pregnant and new mothers experiencing sadness or anxiety will meet the second Saturday every month at Harborview Elementary ...

Alzheimer's fundraiser organizer thanks participants

On the summer solstice, the Longest Day Concert for Alzheimer's was organized as a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association.

Young Juneau readers rewarded for reviews

During the fourth week of the Juneau Public Libraries' Summer Reading program, 35 students took part in a book review contest. The participants, all under the age of 19, turned in reviews of 84 books.

Juneau students build, fly drones alongside industry professionals

Two Juneau middle school students were among 47 others from across the state to take part in the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program.

Parenting reflections

If you know me, you know that I am an optimist. I generally think that tomorrow can be better than today. We can always continue to learn, grow and improve. I find this to be especially true in ...
By JACQUELINE F. TUPOU

Gimme a Smile: Life lessons from Alaska

On July 4, we celebrated the birthplace of our nation, but it's the day after that holds a special place in my heart. On July 5, 1993, at 2 a.m. my husband and I arrived in Juneau on the ferry.
By PEGGY MCKEE BARNHILL

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Alaska violence prevention coordinator recognized with national award

The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault has nominated Ann Rausch, program coordinator at the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, for the Visionary Voice Award for 2015.

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church thanks the community

A huge thanks to all who made the Bike Rodeo at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church a success. During the first week of the summer lunch program, an average of 23 youth biked daily.

SEARHC clinics close in observance of Independence Day

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium outpatient clinics will be closed on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Young readers rewarded for book reviews

Each week throughout the summer, the Juneau Public Libraries in collaboration with the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries and local businesses, is awarding prizes to young readers for writing ...

Thank you from the Juneau Raptor Center

The Juneau Raptor Center (JRC) thanks everyone that came and supported us at the 2015 Juneau Appreciation Day at the Mount Roberts Tram. We are very grateful to Goldbelt, Inc. for again donating ...

SEARHC dentists receive AGD fellowship awards

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium dentists Matthew West, of Juneau, and Mandie Smith, of Sitka, have each received the Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship Award.

Local inn and spa Pearson's Pond awarded by AAA

Pearson's Pond Luxury Inn and Adventure Spa has been given AAA's Four Diamond Award. "The Four and Five Diamond Ratings are the highest designations awarded by AAA," AAA MountainWest spokeswoman ...

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