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Mendenhall River Commuity School Principal Kathryn Milliron is surrounded by students as she walks the school's hallway on Friday. Milliron is retiring in June.

5 questions with retiring Juneau principal

Kathryn Milliron has been an educator for 26 years, but on May 27, she will call this year her last. She is set to retire from the Juneau School District where she presently works as the principal of Mendenhall River Community School.

by CLARA MILLER

Slacktide: Good day, sunshine

Let's not beat around the bush: I'd make a terrible nudist. First of all, no belt loops. What am I supposed do with my thumbs? And where do I clip my Leatherman? Man, I'd feel naked without it.
Geoff Kirsch

Photos: JDHS Art exhibit

Senior Ashley Wittwer writes about artwork on display at the Semester Art Show at the Juneau-Douglas High School Art Studios on Thursday.

Living & Growing: Confession of a Lutheran pastor

I come closer to ecstasy through sex, poetry and hikes (and gingersnaps dipped in coffee) than I do reading scripture or prayer.
TARI STAGE-HARVEY

Healing Hand Foundation receives donation from Wells Fargo Bank

Recently Healing Hand Foundation received a $2,500 donation from Wells Fargo Bank.

National Jr. Duck Stamp competition Juneau winners

Exchange student from Berlin attending Thunder Mountain High School as a junior, Rosa Annina Hagedorn, won Alaska Best of Show in the National Jr. Duck Stamp competition.

Local elementary schools receive funding for breakfast program

Next school year, the Juneau School District will be offering free breakfast for all students at most elementary schools and grab and go foods where a breakfast cannot be offered.

Flag Day patriotic competition

The Douglas 4th of July Committee asks Douglas residents, organizations and businesses to fly the American flag on Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14. The Douglas Volunteer Fire Fighters will judge the properties at 5 p.m. on June 14.

JDHS graduate earns BP Principals Scholarship

Martina Worden, a graduating senior from the Juneau-Douglas High School, received a $4,000 scholarship and is among 25 winners of the BP Principals Scholarship program statewide. Since 1985, BP has awarded more than $3.6 million to 800...

Meet and Greet with the Mendenhall Flying Lions

The Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club is inviting the community to join them for a special celebration event.

Preview the new State Library Archives and Museum

On June 4 you have a date with history, an exclusive preview tour for 200 people inside the newly completed Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum.

Juneau resident graduates with honors from WSU

Matthew Staley graduated with his bachelor's of science degree in architectural studies, summa cum laude, on May 7 from Washington State University.

North Douglas Neighborhood Association notice

The North Douglas Neighborhood Association reminds people using the North Douglas Boat Launch to secure lightweight materials on deck (herring wrappers, gloves, coffee cups, etc.). These unsecured materials fly off as vehicles increase...

Bullwinkle's a semifinalist in ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign

Bullwinkle's Pizza is a semifinalist in the ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign. The campaign honors individuals and institutions who help prepare people for college and career success.

Meals on Wheels thankful for donations to keep the program rolling

The Juneau Meals on Wheels program thanks the Mudrooms crew and all the community members who attended this spring's Mudrooms story-telling events.

Thank you for supporting Juneau Jumpers

The Juneau Jumpers would like to offer an enthusiastic and heartfelt thank you to the coaches, community sponsors and parents who helped make their 31st season a great success.

Recent Births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital • A daughter, Annalise Enya Lockie, weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz., was born to Emily and Scott Lockie of Juneau on May 11, 2016. • A son, Casey Allen Grimes, weighing 7 lbs. 9 oz.

Senior Menu

Juneau Senior Center Menu Monday, May 22 Hamburger Oven Fried Potatoes Cantaloupe Slice Tuesday, May 23 Chicken Sandwich Minestrone Soup...

Articles from the Neighbors section archive

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Slacktide: Good day, sunshine

Let's not beat around the bush: I'd make a terrible nudist. First of all, no belt loops. What am I supposed do with my thumbs? And where do I clip my Leatherman? Man, I'd feel naked without it.
By Geoff Kirsch

5 questions with retiring Juneau principal

Kathryn Milliron has been an educator for 26 years, but on May 27, she will call this year her last. She is set to retire from the Juneau School District where she presently works as the principal ...
By CLARA MILLER

Healing Hand Foundation receives donation from Wells Fargo Bank

Recently Healing Hand Foundation received a $2,500 donation from Wells Fargo Bank.

Recent Births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital • A daughter, Annalise Enya Lockie, weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz., was born to Emily and Scott Lockie of Juneau on May 11, 2016. • A son, Casey Allen Grimes, ...

Flag Day patriotic competition

The Douglas 4th of July Committee asks Douglas residents, organizations and businesses to fly the American flag on Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14. The Douglas Volunteer Fire Fighters will judge the ...

JDHS graduate earns BP Principals Scholarship

Martina Worden, a graduating senior from the Juneau-Douglas High School, received a $4,000 scholarship and is among 25 winners of the BP Principals Scholarship program statewide. Since 1985, BP ...

Local elementary schools receive funding for breakfast program

Next school year, the Juneau School District will be offering free breakfast for all students at most elementary schools and grab and go foods where a breakfast cannot be offered.

Living & Growing: Confession of a Lutheran pastor

I come closer to ecstasy through sex, poetry and hikes (and gingersnaps dipped in coffee) than I do reading scripture or prayer.
By TARI STAGE-HARVEY

Meet and Greet with the Mendenhall Flying Lions

The Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club is inviting the community to join them for a special celebration event.

Preview the new State Library Archives and Museum

On June 4 you have a date with history, an exclusive preview tour for 200 people inside the newly completed Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum.

Juneau resident graduates with honors from WSU

Matthew Staley graduated with his bachelor's of science degree in architectural studies, summa cum laude, on May 7 from Washington State University.

Bullwinkle's a semifinalist in ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign

Bullwinkle's Pizza is a semifinalist in the ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign. The campaign honors individuals and institutions who help prepare people for college and career success.

North Douglas Neighborhood Association notice

The North Douglas Neighborhood Association reminds people using the North Douglas Boat Launch to secure lightweight materials on deck (herring wrappers, gloves, coffee cups, etc.). These unsecured ...

National Jr. Duck Stamp competition Juneau winners

Exchange student from Berlin attending Thunder Mountain High School as a junior, Rosa Annina Hagedorn, won Alaska Best of Show in the National Jr. Duck Stamp competition.

Thank you for supporting Juneau Jumpers

The Juneau Jumpers would like to offer an enthusiastic and heartfelt thank you to the coaches, community sponsors and parents who helped make their 31st season a great success.

Meals on Wheels thankful for donations to keep the program rolling

The Juneau Meals on Wheels program thanks the Mudrooms crew and all the community members who attended this spring's Mudrooms story-telling events.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Three Juneau residents selected for awards from Rasmuson Foundation

The Rasmuson Foundation selected 10 artists to receive Fellowship Awards ($18,000 each) and 25 who will receive Project Awards ($7,500 each). Of those, three are artists from Juneau.

JDHS student to compete for Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Laurinne Balstad has been selected by Alaska Water Wastewater Management Association to represent Alaska at the National Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition this June at the University of ...

Ben Ng wins Geo Bee for second consecutive year

Test your geography prowess and see if you could answer these questions without your smart phone and within 10 seconds.

Juneau resident gradautes with bachelor's degree from UAA

Nathel Sims of Juneau graduated with her bachelor of arts in legal studies from the University of Alaska Anchorage on May 1.

Recent Births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital • A son, Dennis Michael Lavigne, weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz., was born to Rachael and Dennis Lavigne of Juneau on May 2, 2016. • A daughter, Emma Laney ...

Alaska's 50-year anniversary of Arbor Day

On Monday it'll be Alaska's 50th Arbor Day, and a variety of events will be happening around Juneau to celebrate, such as the reenactment of Alaska's first Arbor Day in Juneau.
By CLARA MILLER

Living & Growing: Does the emergency button work?

In a recent power outage, my wife and I had the unfortunate timing of being between floors two and three while riding the elevator. The elevator stopped and the emergency light went on.
By LARRY ROREM

400th baby born at JFHBC

Since 2008, 400 babies have been born at the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. April 25 marked the day when Alden Michael Bethel entered this world as the 400th baby birthed at the center.

Thank you scientists!

The Riverbend Elementary staff and families would like to thank the following people and agencies for their wonderful science exploration activities and presentations at our May science night.

Women of the Moose award grant to the Elementary School Juried Art Show

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council is the recipient of $300 granted by the Juneau Women of the Moose for the purposes of assisting with the production of the annual Juneau School District ...

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Juneau resident named to Dean's List at Evangel University

Allie Bricker, daughter of Marlin and Ann Bricker of Juneau, has been named to the Fall 2015 Dean's List at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. To place on this list, Bricker earned a ...

Juneau man's son graduates with honors from Air Force

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jared L. Clemens graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Local receives Outstanding Master's Thesis for graduate work

Rachel Bernstein's thesis has been selected as the Outstanding Master's Thesis by the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association for 2016. Bernstein was awarded her masters from University ...

Tier 1 award to go to Capital Community Broadcasting, Inc.

In the first quarter of 2016, Rasmuson Foundation made 64 Tier 1 awards for a total of $1,338,739. Of that amount, $124,585 will go to Juneau organizations. AWARE will receive $25,000 to purchase ...

Thanks from the Juneau Raptor Center

The Juneau Raptor Center thanks everyone that came out on Juneau Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 30, to ride the tram, see our education birds and support us by purchasing a ticket as well as ...

Thanks for making the Early Learning Fair a success

On Thursday, April 21, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., over 80 families were part of the 8th Annual Early Learning Fair. The event was held at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library.

UAS 2016 Faculty Excellence Awards given out

Four University of Alaska Southeast faculty members were the recipients of annual Excellence Awards during a ceremony at the Auke Lake campus on May 2.

Recent births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital • A son, William Ennis Hartman, weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz., was born to Lesley Kalbrener and Zane Hartman of Juneau on April 25, 2016. • A son, Holden Sidney ...

Slacktide: Alaska moms kick butt

Few people appreciate what goes into being a mom like a stay-at-home dad. Eight years ago, my wife and I faced that all-important question: which one of us would go back to work after family ...
By Geoff Kirsch

TMHS April student recognitions

Thunder Mountain High School named the following students to be recognized for the month of April. Senior Magen Boegli was nominated by Yearbook Teacher Janna Lelchuk.

Livng & Growing: The toughest job ever

I watched a video interview recently where applicants for a director of operations position were given the requirements of the position they were seeking.
By DAN WIESE

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Japanese-American internment: 'Ignorance of such stories may mean we repeat them'

Hailing from Kenmore, Washington, Newberry Honor-winning author Kirby Larson will be visiting Juneau to speak at local schools and to attend a book signing for her young adult, historical novel ...
By CLARA MILLER

Recent Births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital • A son, Maddyx Lee Loges, weighing 8 lbs. 15 oz., was born to Nicole Wooton and Aaron Loges of Kake on April 19, 2016. • A daughter, Leadonna Leslie ...

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