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The few, the proud, the riders

A line of cars wrapped around the McDonald's restaurant on Trout Street on Aug. 15. A line of hands extended out a line of windows as drivers leaned to the side, grasping for a line of greasy bags.

by JAMES BROOKS

Living & Growing: Seeking the 'perfect church'

Have you been looking for the "perfect Church"? I have attended, even pastored, several churches and I still haven't found one yet! Oh, that doesn't mean I haven't found some good churches along the way. In fact, I am in a good church...
DAN WIESE

The Alaska Native Sisterhood to celebrate their 100-year anniversary along with the Filipino Community

The Alaska Native Sisterhood will hold their 100-year anniversary at the Filipino Community Hall at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 29.

Memorial notice for Barbara Fawcett

Barbara Ann Fawcett Barbara Ann Fawcett passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20. A memorial mass will be held at St. Paul's Church at 12:10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24.

Filipino Community Inc. awarded 34 scholarships

The Filipino Community Inc. held its annual scholarship award night Aug. 7 at the FCI hall. FCI awarded $16,500 in scholarships among 34 scholars, the highest in the history of the program in both amount and number of recipients.

Juneau Raptor Center thanks Taku Fisheries for salmon

The Juneau Raptor Center is again very grateful to Taku Fisheries for this year’s donation of fresh pink salmon. Taku Fisheries has donated salmon for our education and rehabilitating eagles for the past eight years.  

Assembly thanks departing board members

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly would like to thank outgoing board members David Logan (Docks and Harbors Board), Todd Kollar (Building Code Board of Appeals), Robert Deering (Juneau Commission on Sustainability) and Dixie Hood...

Juneau Girl Scout Troop thanks Kirby Day and Princess Cruises

Juneau Girl Scout Troop 4003 and its sisters would like to thank Kirby Day and Princess Cruises for hosting the troop's recent visit aboard the M/S Coral Princess.

Wells Fargo partners with Food Bank of Alaska to host statewide food drive

Wells Fargo and Food Bank of Alaska are hosting a statewide food drive for September Food banks in Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai and Kodiak will be holding a food drive in 28 Alaska communities.

Carlton Smith hires Mitch Jackson

The Carlton Smith Company recently hired Mitch Jackson, formerly a commercial banker with Wells Fargo, as the company's commercial sales and leasing associate.

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Sunday, Aug 23, 2015

Memorial notice for Barbara Fawcett

Barbara Ann Fawcett Barbara Ann Fawcett passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20. A memorial mass will be held at St. Paul's Church at 12:10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24.

Juneau Raptor Center thanks Taku Fisheries for salmon

The Juneau Raptor Center is again very grateful to Taku Fisheries for this year’s donation of fresh pink salmon. Taku Fisheries has donated salmon for our education and rehabilitating eagles for ...

Juneau Girl Scout Troop thanks Kirby Day and Princess Cruises

Juneau Girl Scout Troop 4003 and its sisters would like to thank Kirby Day and Princess Cruises for hosting the troop's recent visit aboard the M/S Coral Princess.

The Alaska Native Sisterhood to celebrate their 100-year anniversary along with the Filipino Community

The Alaska Native Sisterhood will hold their 100-year anniversary at the Filipino Community Hall at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 29.

Wells Fargo partners with Food Bank of Alaska to host statewide food drive

Wells Fargo and Food Bank of Alaska are hosting a statewide food drive for September Food banks in Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai and Kodiak will be holding a food drive in 28 Alaska communities.

Filipino Community Inc. awarded 34 scholarships

The Filipino Community Inc. held its annual scholarship award night Aug. 7 at the FCI hall. FCI awarded $16,500 in scholarships among 34 scholars, the highest in the history of the program in both ...

Carlton Smith hires Mitch Jackson

The Carlton Smith Company recently hired Mitch Jackson, formerly a commercial banker with Wells Fargo, as the company's commercial sales and leasing associate.

The few, the proud, the riders

A line of cars wrapped around the McDonald's restaurant on Trout Street on Aug. 15. A line of hands extended out a line of windows as drivers leaned to the side, grasping for a line of greasy bags.
By JAMES BROOKS

Living & Growing: Seeking the 'perfect church'

Have you been looking for the "perfect Church"? I have attended, even pastored, several churches and I still haven't found one yet! Oh, that doesn't mean I haven't found some good churches along ...
By DAN WIESE

Sunday, Aug 16, 2015

Living & Growing: Cultural humility can unite

I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and in those days it was one of the most racially segregated cities in the country. Tulsa has changed, but like many cities it remains significantly segregated.
By Phil Campbell

Visiting lecturer tracks 'gun frontier' through Southeast Alaska

There are plenty of ways to buy guns in Juneau. Stores sell them. Individuals sell them. There's even a Facebook group devoted to buying and selling guns and ammunition in Juneau.
By JAMES BROOKS

Becoming Alaskan: Oh, the things you'll fear

My longest discussion today was with a gentleman from Chicago. He'd been to Alaska before, he assured me, but wanted to know everything about Juneau before he started planning his trip.
By SARAH CANNARD

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Floyd Dryden student represents Alaska in National Geographic Bee

Floyd Dryden Middle School student Ben Ng recently represented Alaska in the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C.

Juneau resident earns Safeco Award of Excellence

Senior Personal Insurance sales agent Robin Faulk won the Safeco Award of Excellence for the fourth year in a row. The award is given by Alaska USA insurance brokers to individuals who demonstrate ...

Southeast Alaska Food Bank votes to expand

During the annual food bank meeting held on July 25, it was announced that the Southeast Alaska Food Bank voted to expand so that member agencies can obtain more goods for clients in need.

Alaska State Council on the Arts seeks nominations for Governor's art awards

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is seeking nominations for the 2016 Governor's Awards for the Arts. The council and the Office of the Governor will select the recipients of the awards based ...

Young Juneau readers rewarded for reviews

During the final week of the Juneau Public Libraries' Summer Reading program, 26 students took part in a book review contest. The participants, all under the age of 19, turned in reviews of 60 books.

Westmoreland, Sierra wed

Charles L. Westmoreland and Eldri Sierra were married Aug. 5, 2015, during a private ceremony held in North Douglas, bringing to an end their nearly five-year engagement.

Living & Growing: The Wheel of the Year has taken another turn

It was a simple supper. We went down to the community garden and harvested kale, beets and carrots from our plots. The meal preparation was minimal: wash the produce, chop the kale, and grate the ...
By PAT MCLEAR

Slack Tide: Things to do for a Juneau staycation

A Juneau staycation is a staycation of a lifetime; many locals spend their whole lives on permanent staycation. And for good reason.
By Geoff Kirsch

Sunday, Aug 2, 2015

Municipal election open offices, voting announcement

The filing period for the upcoming City and Borough of Juneau Assembly and Juneau School Board elections opens 8 a.m. on Aug. 7.

Becoming Alaskan: Pack on your trip, not for it

An ex once told me that before every vacation he packs only one set of clothes. Being a chronic over-packer, with five sets of clothes for a two-day trip "just in case", I found that completely ...
By SARAH CANNARD

Living & Growing: Procastination - The Flip Side

This is an article I was going to write in October, so I would have lots of time to think about it and put it out of my mind for months. Then, two days ago, I found out an article was needed this ...
By SISTER MARIE LUCEK

Gimme a Smile: Unsolved Mysteries: The Kitchen Edition

Of all the rooms in one's house, the kitchen gets the most use. Even if you're not much of a cook, you still have to stop by the kitchen for a swig of orange juice straight out of the carton, or ...
By PEGGY MCKEE BARNHILL

Juneau students graduate from Whitworth

Nathan Fosket and Margaret Meiners earned bachelor degrees in July from Whitworth University. Fosket graduated with cum laude honors. His art's degree was in elementary education. Meiners ...

Camp directors thank Juneau community

The Southeast Road Runners' 2015 Lynn Canal Running Camp was a huge success thanks to the support of this generous community.

Thank you Holland America, Princess Cruises

The Wells Fargo Dimond Park Field House is pleased to announce it has received a $500 grant from Holland America Line and a $500 grant from Princess Cruises Line.

Juneau student represents JDHS in statewide program

Patrice DeAsis, a Juneau-Douglas High School student, was one of a select 25 Alaskan students to participate in the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program this summer.

Forest Service agreement improves management practices

The U.S. Forest Service and the State of Alaska signed a $4 million challenge cost share agreement to collect, analyze, and evaluate forest resource information to ensure sound, sustainable forest ...

Street closures for National Night Out

Juneau's 8th annual National Night Out will take place Aug. 4. The following road closures will be in place from 6-11 p.m. during neighborhood block parties: •Taku Boulevard between Riverside and ...

Nature Conservancy names four new trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Nature Conservancy in Alaska announced the election of four new trustees: Joe Marushack, John Springsteen, Bob Waldrop and T. Henry Wilson The decision occurred during ...

Juneau student receives honors from UNC

David Dumesnil of Juneau was named to the dean's list of distinction in recognition of his outstanding scholarship for the 2014-15 academic year at the University of Northern Colorado. This honor ...

Applications available for Alaska literary awards

The Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts, has opened the 2015 Alaska Literary Awards submission period. The award program functions to ...

Boochever fellowship applications available

The Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts, has opened the application period for the 2015 Connie Boochever Fellowship for Alaska Artists. The ...

USDA announces farm bill funding program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development Alaska State announced Thursday the availability of USDA loans to build broadband in rural areas, along with changes to the program required by ...

UAS announces selects new interim provost

UAS announces selects new interim provost The University of Alaska Southeast announced the appointment of Ketchikan campus director Dr. Priscilla Schulte as the UAS interim provost for the coming ...

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

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.

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