It’s been a year since Alaska’s new State Library, Archives and Museum opened. Every time I stop by, I see throngs of tourists and Alaska residents walking through the new exhibits, gawking at the new Eagle Tree and leaving with smartphones and cameras packed with photos.

Neighbors Submissions

The Empire welcomes submissions from readers. Submissions should not exceed 400 words and must include the writer’s name, hometown and phone number. The Empire will edit them for length, clarity, grammar and libelous content.

The deadline for Sunday’s Neighbors is 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Letters, recognitions and public service announcements may be emailed to

Any letters longer than 400 words will be subject to online publication only. Wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements may be submitted online at

If you wish to submit a photograph, e-mail it as a .jpg at 200 DPI (dots per inch), and be sure to include who is in the photo, when it was taken, where it was taken and any other pertinent information.

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