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Seventh-grader Kagan Gredon watches a marble roll along the paper rollercoaster he helped build at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Friday.

Ready to roll

Middle school is known for having its ups and downs, but with Dzantik'i Heeni's recent roller coaster project, the kids experienced all ups.


Femme Fatale: a fun event with a serious purpose

Though new to the job, the Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association’s Southeast coordinator, James Hoagland, is particularly well suited to plan this year’s Femme Fatale drag show fund-raiser: he spent more than 10 years traveling the...
Amy Fletcher

Part of the curriculum: Swimming lessons in the schools of Juneau

Juneau schools play a huge role in how our children grow up, teaching skills above and beyond the academic: for fourth-graders in Juneau's public schools, they are also taught swimming and water safety.

So, this is goodbye - sort of

Neighbors has been my home for more than two and a half years now, and much like my relationship with Juneau itself, I realized I had finally found a home. It has been a place to learn and grow and spread my wings.

Floyd Dryden Middle School third quarter honor roll,

B honor roll: Asher Aanrud, Zachary Airozo, Amaya Armstrong, Star Barger, Cristian Batac, Elexis Beal, Bradey Beam, Patrick Belknap, Benedick Benin, Kayla Bonnett, Sebastian Bradley, Kevin Breaux, Sierra Brooks, Ashley Carabajal, Brady...

Thunder Mountain High School student recognition

Thunder Mountain High School recognized six students for improving campus culture. Jeremiah Beedle was the speaker. Thunder Mountain Site council/PTO provided lunch.

Science Technology, Engineering and Math for Young Children Conference Thank You

What do magnifying glasses, paper helicopters and kale chips have in common? They were among the hundreds of resources, ideas and hands-on explorations filling all the rooms at Centennial Hall recently during the annual Early Childhood...

Thanks from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

On behalf of the U.S. Forest Service I offer my deep appreciation to the 2014 Fireside Lecture series speakers who generously donated their time and expertise to educate and enlighten our audiences at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Thank you from Wildlife Wednesdays

Thank you, Juneau, for great talks and turnouts during our fourth year of Wildlife Wednesdays, an informal lecture series sponsored by the Alaska Wildlife Alliance SE Chapter. We appreciate every one of you who attended.

Red Cross of Alaska thanks local businesses

The American Red Cross of Alaska – Juneau/Southeast District, would like to thank the following local businesses who generously donated food for the operation of the Red Cross Shelter during the Alaska Shield 2014 Exercise held on April...

AWARE Advocacy Training

AWARE's Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy Training will being April 24.

GoldTown Nickelodeon and Cancer Connection host free movie

The public is invited to join Cancer Connection at 6:30 p.m. on April 21 at the GoldTown Nickelodeon for a free showing of N.E.D.- No Evidence of Disease. A film about cancer doctors who form a rock band and the patients who become their...

CDLS to host benefit dinner cruise

The Cape Decision Lighthouse Society will host a benefit dinner cruise from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on May 16.

The Healing Hand Foundation names new executive director

The Healing Hand Foundation has hired Debra O'Gara as its new Executive Director. O'Gara will be working closely with the Board of Directors with fundraising campaigns and increasing access for Alaskan Natives to unfunded healthcare...

Raincountry Flyfishers Meeting

Habitat issues affecting Juneau area fisheries will be discussed at the Raincountry Flyfishers meeting at 7 p.m. April 23, in the Thunder Mountain HS library.

Juneau Retired Educators Assocation monthly meeting

The Juneau Retired Educators Association's monthly potluck dinner meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., April 21 at the Mt. View Senior Center. The social will begin promptly, followed by the potluck at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

STEM Science Summer Camps Lineup

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) AK program of the Juneau Economic Development Council has announced its Science Summer Camps lineup.

Alaska Historical Commission awards grants

The Alaska Historical Commission awarded nearly $100,000 in grants for 11 projects around the state, at its meeting last week in Juneau.

Pool diving accident leaves Razdolna teen paralyzed

Medical appointments took Gavriil and Fenya Basargin of Razdolna and their four children to Anchorage in December. Turning the trip into a mini-vacation, the family decided to stay in Anchorage a little longer.

FYI for the week of April 20, 2014

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital: • On March 31, 2014, a daughter, Avery Leigh Kohan, weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz., to Amanda Kohan and Zach Kohan. • On March 31, 2014, a daughter, Harbor Rae Ihle, weighing 5 lbs. 4 oz.

Thank you from Annual Fahrenkamp/Kelly Legislative Putting Tournament

The 25 Annual Fahrenkamp/Kelly Legislative Putting Tournament was a success! With everyone's help and generosity, Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation and Armed Services YMCA of Alaska were able to raise over $36,000.


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