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Pictured: Bro-bots+1 and Genetic Advantage, SE Alaska Regional winners. Front row: Trevor Perov, Kassidy Pietz Back row: Jordan Cooper, Heavyn Stears, Tiana Horvath, James Morris, Joel Sleppy, Shafer Suzuki, Sarah Graber, Anna Frazier, Willa Madden-Wood, Summer Smith, Amber Kakhlen and Jessie Cooper.

Juneau teams advance in 2016 FTC Robotics Regionals

Eight high school robotics teams competed Jan. 27 at the SE Alaska First Technical Challenge (FTC) hosted by Sitka High School.

Slacktide: 36 random thoughts while waiting for it to snow again

1. I wonder what happened to all our snow? 2. And what happened to the Canadian reggae singer Snow? You know, he scored a hit in the early 90s with that song "Informer." 3.
Geoff Kirsch

Speaker: Childhood trauma can lead to health problems

What if health issues, addictions and premature death are caused by the role of repressing childhood trauma?
CLARA MILLER

SHI accepting applications for new juried art youth exhibit

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a new youth exhibit of Northwest Coast art during the biennial celebration in an effort to increase the number of youth making high quality pieces and to share their work with the public.

Charles Collins hired as branch manager of Keybank's Mendenhall branch

Charles (Chuck) Collins has been selected to manage KeyBank's Mendenhall branch.

United Way of Southeast Alaska elects Board Members

United Way of Southeast Alaska recently held its annual meeting, at which time the board acknowledged and recognized outgoing board members, elected new board members and elected officers for the coming year.

TMHS February student recognition

Thunder Mountain High School recognized six students during the month of February. Science teacher Kristen Wells nominated senior Makayla Harp. "Makayla has stepped up this year, and is finding success for her efforts," Wells said.

DZ second quarter honor roll

Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School released their list of students who made their honor roll for the second quarter. They are as follows: Asterisk (*) denotes all A's.

Floyd Dryden Middle School's honor roll

Floyd Dryden Middle School released their second quarter honor roll.

Juneau resident places on Linfield College's Dean's List

Juneau resident Hailey Pusich placed on Linfield College’s Dean’s List by achieving a grade point average of 3.65 or higher for the 2015 fall semester as a full-time student.

Six Juneau students on Montana State's honor list

Six Juneau residents attending Montana State University made the honor lists for the fall 2015 semester: Matthew Campbell, Samantha Haight, Macleod Morehouse, Thane Reishus-Obrien, Amanda Stevenson and Jessica Thomas.

Priest wins Purpose Prize for music camps for Alaska Native youth

The Rev. Belle Mickelson received the $25,000 Purpose Prize on Wednesday evening, Feb. 10 at a gala event at San Francisco’s Jazz Center.

Rasmuson Foundation seeks nominations for Distinguished Artist Award

Rasmuson Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Artist Award, recognizing superior artistic accomplishments of an Alaskan. The selected artist will receive $40,000.

Young People of Achievement Award nomination period open

YWCA Alaska asks for nominations for their 17 annual Young People of Achievement Awards, which seeks to honor Alaskan youth.

The Alaska Club celebrates 30 years of health and fitness

The Alaska Club, the state's largest fitness organization, will hold an open house at all their locations Feb. 22-29 to celebrate its 30-year anniversary.

Free Tai Chi classes for people over 60

A new series of free Tai Chi classes for Juneau citizens, age 60 and older, is now open for registration, with the first class beginning on Tuesday, March 1, at 10 a.m.

Senior Menu

Juneau Senior Center Menu   Monday, Feb. 15 Closed for President’s Day   Tuesday, Feb. 16 Sweet and Sour Pork...

Recent Births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital • A son, Erling Hills, weighing 9 lbs. 2 oz., was born to Alexis and Andrew Hills of Juneau on Feb. 1, 2016. • A son, Andrew Levie Brown, weighing 7 lbs. 13 oz...

Articles from the Neighbors section archive

Slacktide: 36 random thoughts while waiting for it to snow again

1. I wonder what happened to all our snow? 2. And what happened to the Canadian reggae singer Snow? You know, he scored a hit in the early 90s with that song "Informer." 3.
By Geoff Kirsch

Floyd Dryden Middle School's honor roll

Floyd Dryden Middle School released their second quarter honor roll.

Six Juneau students on Montana State's honor list

Six Juneau residents attending Montana State University made the honor lists for the fall 2015 semester: Matthew Campbell, Samantha Haight, Macleod Morehouse, Thane Reishus-Obrien, Amanda ...

DZ second quarter honor roll

Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School released their list of students who made their honor roll for the second quarter. They are as follows: Asterisk (*) denotes all A's.

Juneau teams advance in 2016 FTC Robotics Regionals

Eight high school robotics teams competed Jan. 27 at the SE Alaska First Technical Challenge (FTC) hosted by Sitka High School.

Priest wins Purpose Prize for music camps for Alaska Native youth

The Rev. Belle Mickelson received the $25,000 Purpose Prize on Wednesday evening, Feb. 10 at a gala event at San Francisco’s Jazz Center.

Juneau resident places on Linfield College's Dean's List

Juneau resident Hailey Pusich placed on Linfield College’s Dean’s List by achieving a grade point average of 3.65 or higher for the 2015 fall semester as a full-time student.

TMHS February student recognition

Thunder Mountain High School recognized six students during the month of February. Science teacher Kristen Wells nominated senior Makayla Harp. "Makayla has stepped up this year, and is finding ...

The Alaska Club celebrates 30 years of health and fitness

The Alaska Club, the state's largest fitness organization, will hold an open house at all their locations Feb. 22-29 to celebrate its 30-year anniversary.

SHI accepting applications for new juried art youth exhibit

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a new youth exhibit of Northwest Coast art during the biennial celebration in an effort to increase the number of youth making high quality pieces and to ...

Charles Collins hired as branch manager of Keybank's Mendenhall branch

Charles (Chuck) Collins has been selected to manage KeyBank's Mendenhall branch.

Rasmuson Foundation seeks nominations for Distinguished Artist Award

Rasmuson Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Artist Award, recognizing superior artistic accomplishments of an Alaskan. The selected artist will receive $40,000.

Free Tai Chi classes for people over 60

A new series of free Tai Chi classes for Juneau citizens, age 60 and older, is now open for registration, with the first class beginning on Tuesday, March 1, at 10 a.m.

United Way of Southeast Alaska elects Board Members

United Way of Southeast Alaska recently held its annual meeting, at which time the board acknowledged and recognized outgoing board members, elected new board members and elected officers for the ...

Young People of Achievement Award nomination period open

YWCA Alaska asks for nominations for their 17 annual Young People of Achievement Awards, which seeks to honor Alaskan youth.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Speaker: Childhood trauma can lead to health problems

What if health issues, addictions and premature death are caused by the role of repressing childhood trauma?
By CLARA MILLER

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

Annual JCCC Lenten Lunch Series starts this week

The Juneau Cooperative Church Council will be holding its annual Lenten Lunch Series this week, starting on Thursday, Feb. 11 and every following Thursday until March 17 at Northern Lights United ...

Senior Menu

Juneau Senior Center Menu Monday, Feb. 8 Fiesta Pork chops Rice Green Beans Spicy Fruit Cup Tuesday, Feb. 9 Hotcha Baked Beef Rolls Oven Fried Potatoes Coleslaw Wednesday, Feb.

Alaska Journal of Commerce names two Juneau residents in Top Forty Under 40

The Alaska Journal of Commerce, owned by Morris Communications which is the parent company of the Juneau Empire, released its choices for Top 40 Under 40 for 2016, naming Juneau residents Luke ...

Recent births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital • A son, Kalihi Raymond Dallmann, weighing 8 lbs., was born to Brittney Brommels and Bowen Dallmann of Juneau on Jan. 25, 2016. • A son, Jonathan ...

Thank you for participating in candlelight vigil

On Jan, 30 Juneau Stop Heroin, Start Talking and the National Council of Alcohol and Drug Dependency, held a candlelight vigil at Marine Park. Speakers Carlton Smith and Raegen Eidsness spoke to ...

Northrim Bank raises almost $11,000 for United Way of Southeast Alaska

Northrim Bank's Southeast Alaska branches raised nearly $11,000 for United Way of Southeast Alaska during the 2015 fundraising campaign. Employees pledged contributions of $4,638.36. The company ...

Front Street Clinic thankful for community support

The Front Street Clinic exists to serve the health care needs of the homeless and other members of the Juneau community that have trouble finding affordable medical care.

Photos: Rare bottles

Rare Juneau Loussac medicine bottle. Z.J.

Juneau residents on college honor lists

Four different college students from Juneau made various honor lists at the colleges they attend across the country.

Living & Growing: Making a difference with Social Justice Valentines

We live in a world where we can demonstrate our social conscience by clicking a button. We can share that we clicked a button with our friends on Facebook or Twitter, so that they know we have a ...
By RACHEL ZAHND

Physician, researcher, to speak on far-reaching effects of childhood trauma

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a free lecture by one of the world's foremost experts on childhood trauma and its adverse impacts on victims decades later at the Walter Soboleff Building ...

Photo: Battle of the books

Audrey Welling, Lillian Bannerman, Sierra Brooks (front), and Freddie George, Ava Tompkins and Morgan Rivest (rear) search for passages in books for a question challenge during the Thunder ...

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

Living & Growing: Love wins after all

On Feb. 2, in our tradition, we remember the day, according to Luke (Luke 2:22-40) on which Jesus, a first-born Jewish son, was presented at the Temple in Jerusalem.
By GORDON BLUE

JCF to hold public meeting on local grants and waivers

The Juneau Community Foundation will hold a public meeting to answer questions about applications for Juneau Hope Endowment Fund and City and Borough of Juneau Social Service grants, as well as ...

Recent births

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital • A son, Erick D'ante Waters Jr., weighing 6 lbs. 13 oz., was born to Kaitlin Imboden of Juneau on Jan. 16, 2016. • A daughter, Lena Paige McGuan, ...

Northrim Bank announces two new officers

Northrim Bank President and COO Joe Schierhorn announced on Jan. 22 the promotion of Veronica Pillans, AVP loan officer - Small Business Center, and the hiring of Bruce Tretzen, VP relationship ...

Senior Menu

Juneau Senior Center Menu Monday, Feb. 1 Turkey Sandwich Split Pea Soup Potato Salad Tuesday, Feb. 2 Baked Ham Sweet Potatoes Oatmeal Roll Honey Orange Salad Wednesday, Feb.

Applications sought for summer nutrition program grants

Providers of summer nutrition programs are invited to apply for a Farm to Summer Meal Site grant to educate children about nutrition and promote healthy attitudes towards food choices.

Learn to play bridge

Want to keep your brain sharp by participating in a widely available social activity? Learn to play bridge! The Juneau Bridge Club is offering a nine-week beginner bridge class starting Feb. 2 ...

Audition for Juneau's Got Talent

Calling all performance artists! Juneau Dance Theatre seeks individuals and groups to audition for Juneau's Got Talent, a competition in which a panel of judges and the audience will determine the ...

JAMM thanks Wells Fargo for donation

Karen West, vice president of Wells Fargo, visited Glacier Valley's third grade JAMM orchestra to present a check of $2,500 to support JAMM's Quartet-in-Residence program.

Juneauite named in 2016 Military Academy Nominations

On Jan. 22, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, announced the names of 47 young Alaskans whom she is nominating to the U.S. Military Service Academies for the class of 2020. Senator Dan ...

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

Slack Tide: Nobody moves to Alaska to become a comedy writer - except me

Everyone has a “what I’m doing in Alaska” story: I got a job; I met someone; I watched too much Discovery Channel; I crossed a land bridge from Asia some time between 60,000 and 50,000 BCE.
By Geoff Kirsch

Juneau Community Charter School's LEGO League wins second place in championship

On Jan. 16, a total of 57 teams from as far north as Barrow and as far south as Metlakatla participated in the FIRST LEGO League Championship at South Anchorage High School.

Son of Juneau man receives command coin

Army Pfc. Devin I. Harward has been awarded a command coin by Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general, during a visit to 1st Platoon, Blackfoot ...

Senior menu Jan. 25-29

Juneau Senior Center Menu Monday, Jan. 25 Pork Chop Suey Steamed Spinach Rice Fruit Slaw Tuesday, Jan. 26 Roast Beef with Gravy Mashed Potatoes Carrots in Orange Sauce Peas & Onion Salad ...

Living & Growing: What the heck?

A group of 16 quirky and lovely folks from the church spent five days listening to stories and playing around Los Angeles. One of the interesting phrases that I heard over these days was "what the ...
By TARI STAGE-HARVEY

Federal Courts sponsor civics contest

A civics contest organized by federal courts in the western United States offers high school students a chance to win cash prizes while learning about their constitutional rights. The contest ...

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