Tongass National Forest to host two events for International Migratory Bird Day

Tongass National Forest will host two weekend events focusing on local birds in celebration of International Migratory Bird Day.

The first is a live songbird-banding demonstration at the Juneau Community Garden pavilion on May 7. U.S. Forest Service wildlife technicians will give attendees an up-close look at local species. Birds will be captured in nets, fitted with light-weight tags and safely released. Netting will be ongoing between 7:30-11 a.m.

The next event is to meet to welcome back the Arctic terns at Photo Point Trail near Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center between 1 and 4 p.m. May 8. The Arctic tern is a species now believed to have the longest life-time journey of any animal. Zoomed-in views through high-powered spotting scopes, art, prizes and activities for learners of all ages are planned.

For more information or directions, contact Gwen Baluss, or 789-6254.


Thanks for attending fundraiser at the Goldtown

On behalf of Congregation Sukkat Shalom, I would like to thank all those who attended the Fiddler on the Roof singalong at the Goldtown Nickelodeon on Dec. 25. We raised close to $700 which we donated to the American Civil Liberties Union, whose mission is to protect the personal liberties we all cherish and defend freedom every day all across America in every state.

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Recognition: Vandor makes Northern Arizona University Dean’s List

Kathryn Vandor, daughter of Karl and Gale Vandor, received notice from Paul Jagodzinski, Dean of the Northern Arizona University (NAU) College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences, that she has been placed on the Dean’s List.

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Thanks to Juneau laywer Ben Brown for his exceptional volunteerism

I write to thank Juneau lawyer Ben Brown for his service to the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. In recognition, we have named Ben our ANDVSA volunteer attorney of the month.

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