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Sarah Cannard | Juneau Empire
The crescendo of my first run, my legs gave out as I rode out at the bottom, planting myself face-first in the snow for a move I call The Pretzel.

Becoming Alaskan: Living the heli-ski daydream

Heli-skiing is nothing if not a quintessential Alaskan experience.


Educator Spotlight: Jenna Wiersma

Jenna Wiersma has worked with children her entire life, helping them learn new skills that are essential in life. She teaches at Auke Bay Elementary School in the Developmental Communications Program for students in grades K-3.

Living & Growing: Slowing down to the speed of love

I am a self-professed speed freak. No, not the illegal drug kind of speed freak, but the kind who has to be busy, busy, busy all the time. I'm always hurrying to get this important thing done so I can get the next important thing to be...
Wendy Hamilton

Riders enjoy new skate ramps at Kodiak park

KODIAK - It had been half a year since Elrik Hanson had picked up a skateboard. He got reacquainted with his board in a big way this past week. Hanson and a few of his buddies spent three hours Monday testing the new ramps at Baranof Park.

Applications available for two scholarships and grant

Applications are now being accepted for the Simon and Anna Kirk Memorial Scholarship, Margaret Frans Brady Fund Scholarship and Douglas-Dornan Foundation Grant. Application forms may be obtained at

Glacier Swim Club begins annual fundraiser

The Glacier Swim Club started their annual fundraising event, Aqualaps, on March 7th. Over the next several weeks, GSC swimmers will be seeking pledge donations from family, friends, neighbors and community members.

Fairbanks family thanks Juneau for the state hockey tournament

I'd like to thank the Juneau hockey players and parents for putting together a positive and well-organized Bantam Tier III State Hockey Tournament.

Coeur Alaska Team supports cancer research in a bold way

The Coeur Alaska Relay For Life Team is made up of employees, family members and friends whose mutual goals are to help the American Cancer Society achieve its goals of providing information, patient support, funding for cancer...

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital • A daughter, Makenzie Kalea Dunn, weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz., was born to Cassandra and Nicholas Dunn on March 18, 2015. • A daughter, Willow Michael Dean, weighing 6 lbs. 12 oz.

Camp Invention coming to Thunder Mountain High School

Camp Invention, a national summer program that offers creativity and problem-solving skills, will be held at Thunder Mountain High School June 6-8. The program is for students in first through sixth grades.

Bartlett Foundation and Armed Services YMCA thanks supporters

Thanks to the generosity and sponsorship of legislators, staff, supporters and business community, Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation and Armed Services YMCA of Alaska for raising over $30,000 for programs and projects supporting...

Juneau team wins Southeast MATHCOUNTS competition

A team of middle school Mathletes from Flyod Dryden Middle School won the Southeast MATHCOUNTS competition. The top individual was sixth-grader Kareena Bathija from Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

Juneau Alumni makes Azusa Pacific University Dean's List

Juneau resident Rebekah Badilla earned recognition for making the Dean's List at Azusa Pacific University. Badilla, a visual art major, was honored for the fall 2014 semester for achieving an academic standing of 3.5 or better grade-point...


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