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Makayla Chappell-Tucker
Makayla Chappell-Tucker notes the size of a small crab next to her pair of Xtratufs.

The unexpected winter

As Alaskans, preparing for winter can be exciting whether we're buying our Eaglecrest season passes, prepping our snowmachines, or bundling up for an adventure deep in the Alaskan snow.

by DONNA CASHEN

Gimme' a smile: Keeper of the Keys

I love keys. I love their jingle, I love the way they tangle up in my purse, and I love the responsibility they impart. Nothing says responsibility like a full key chain.
PEGGY MCKEE BARNHILL

DOT's 'Reflectosaurus' goes to safety school

KETCHIKAN - The Alaska Department of Transportation has a dinosaur, and it visited Houghtaling Elementary School this past Friday.
MEGAN PETERSEN

Living and growing: Who is my neighbor?

In the Gospel according to Luke, someone asks Jesus that question and he replies with the story of a man who was beaten and robbed and left on the side of the road. One man who was busy passed by, saw the man, but hurried on.
Lt. Dana Walters

MRV Architects wins award for Kodiak Public Library

Juneau-based MRV Architects has been awarded a Design Citation Award for the recently-completed Kodiak Public Library project.

JDHS students place 1st at state competition

Ten Juneau-Douglas High School students competed in Alaska School Activities Association Drama, Debate and Forensics state competition, and the school has announced that all placed in the top four or above in all events.

Juneau mathletes win regional competition

A team of middle school mathletes from Floyd Dryden Middle School won the Southeast Regional Mathcounts competition held Feb. 14. Mathcounts competitions are organized by the Alaska Society of Professional Engineers.

FDMS second at Battle of the Books

Floyd Dryden Middle School has won second place at Alaska's Battle of the Books after a sudden death tiebreaker. The team advanced through two rounds of battles against talented teams with its last battle coming close to a first-place win.

Susan Bell joins McDowell group

Susan Bell joined research and consulting firm McDowell Group in February after five years with the state of Alaska as commissioner of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.

Northrim Bank welcomes two new branch managers

Northrim Bank President and CEO Joe Beedle has announced Bradley Leathers will be the branch manager for Northrim's Sitka branch and the promotion of Leary David, branch manager for the bank's Huffman branch.

Recent births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital • A daughter, Swanee Blue Burdick, weighing 8 lbs. 11 oz., was born to Glory Tonsgard and Timothy Burdick on Feb. 20, 2015. • A daughter, Nevaeh Libby Clay, weighing 9 lbs. 2 oz.

Students honored for volunteer work

Cassandra Adams of Ketchikan and Amara Sanguni of Juneau have been selected as Alaska's top youth volunteers in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Each will receive $1,000, a silver medallion and a trip to Washington, D.C.

FNBA contributes $1 million to local organizations

First National Bank of Alaska contributed over $1 million in financial support to local organizations in 2014, according to a message from the company.

NAMI to host mental illness coping course

The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) family to family program will meet every Monday and Wednesday to discuss how to support someone living with a newly diagnosed chronic mental illness.

Senior menu for March 2 - March 6

Monday, March 2 New England Clam Chowder Tomato and Tuna Sandwich Honey Mustard Coleslaw Tuesday, March 3 Chicken Fricassee Dumplings Peas Spicy Fruit Cup ...

Free vision screening March 7

The Medenhall Flying Lions are sponsoring a free vision screening March 7. The vision screening will improve the chances of detecting early eye problems.
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