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Juneau Jumpers Kelley Olson, 15, left, and Mikayla May, 14, share a laugh at a practice Wednesday at Glacier Valley Elementary.

Hong Kong a hop, skip and jump away

Jumping rope is not always considered a sport, said 15-year-old Kelley Olson. At least not until people witness competitive rope jumping first hand.


Long before 9/11, there was 1812

Editor's note: This is the first of three parts looking at the War of 1812, the first foreign attack on U.S. land. Part one looks at the build up to war. Part two will focus on the British attack. Every Sept.
Jack Marshall

Manneken Pis in the making

Sometimes the weather in Juneau can seem gloomy, but the Nylen family seeks to cheer people up regardless of what it's doing outside. The Nylen's try to spread joy through the paws of a little wooden bear.

Thanks from Lynn Canal Running Camp

The Southeast Road Runners' 2014 Lynn Canal Running Camp was a huge success thanks to the support of this generous community.

A special thanks to friends with flotation

My wife, Kelley, and I and our two friends, Jon and Cheri from California, were on the last leg of our week long boating cruise when we found ourselves in Funter Bay, a beautiful spot where we were happy to be. It was the morning of July 5.

Thank you Empty Chair Project Committee

Thank you Empty Chair Project Committee for all your commitment, energy and perseverance in putting together the Empty Chair Project and Dedication.

Thank you for Empty Chair Memorial

I know all the Japanese-American internees and their families felt honored with the Empty Chair Memorial at the Capital School Park.

Local thanks Carl Uchytil

I spent a couple of hours enjoying the sunny afternoon a couple of days ago in the little park at the Yacht Club. The view was one I have enjoyed for many years.

Public Libraries' Summer Reading Program book review winners, week six

From the Mendenhall Valley Library Sven Rasmussen, age 9, won a gift certificate to the Amazing Bookstore and a toy from the Imagination Station. He read "Jupiter" by Simon Seymour.

Public Libraries' Summer Reading Program book review Week 5 winners

Mendenhall Valley Library winners Kee Cole, age 1.75, won a gift certificate to Bullwinkle's. He read "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" by Jane Cabrera.

SEARHC hosts presentation on obtaining and using health insurance

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is hosting a free presentation from noon to 1 p.m.

SEARHC Wins American Heart Association Award

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has been awarded the designation of being a “Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite” by the American Heart Association for recognizing the importance of a healthy workplace for its employees, and...

Heather Mitchell announced as new UAS alumni relations manager

The UAS Office of Development and Alumni Relations has announced that Heather M. Mitchell has transitioned into the position of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund Manager, effective July 1.

League of Women Voters nominated for national award

The League of Women Voters of Juneau was selected as a finalist for the "Community Connection Award" by the League of Women Voters of the United States at the organizations 51st national convention in Dallas, Texas in Juneau.

Making clothes from castoffs

COLUMBIA, S.C. - For Jillian Owens, some of her passion for fashion was motivated by a desire for new garments without the creation of more waste. And, she says openly on her blog, "I was also quite broke and couldn't afford new clothes.

Local receives memorial scholarship

Local resident Kaitlyn Tarver, 20, has been selected to receive an ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship).

Senior menu

Monday, July 21 Alaska casserole Brussels sprouts Wheat roll Citrus salad Tuesday, July 22 Baked chicken Mashed potatoes and gravy Mixed...


Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital: • On July 8, 2014, a daughter, Gabrielle Jahzara Hazel Brown, weighing 8 lbs. 15 oz., to Abigail Jack and Duane F. Brown. • On July 8, 2014, a daughter, Nala Tinaa Evenson, weighing 5 lbs. 12 oz.


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