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Kendra Buerger, right, sits at the top of a pile of salmon with her friend aboard a fishing boat.

Becoming Alaskan: North to Alaska - and the future

How did you get to Alaska? Everyone has a story, whether it was by boat, plane or birth canal (sorry, bad tour guide jokes die hard). Either way, you made it here.


Living & Growing: Do symptoms isolate us or unite us?

Do symptoms isolate us or unite us? Some symptoms are dangerous and even life threatening. Other symptoms require isolation to protect us and others. A contagious disease rightfully makes isolation a protective and helpful component of...

Educator Spotlight: Sunshine Winn

Sunshine Winn has been teaching for the Juneau School District since 2000.

Gimme a Smile: Advice from one mom to another

I have a few tidbits of advice for anyone who goes by the name of "Mom." Not that I'm some kind of an expert or anything, but I do have kids - that's all it takes to qualify.

Thanks for supporting early literacy in Southeast Alaska

The Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) recently held their annual Early Childhood Education Conference in Juneau on the theme of lyrics, language and literacy.

Lions bring back awards

The Juneau Medenhall Flying Lions Club attended the Multiple District Convention last weekend in Fairbanks, and brought back several awards.

Alaskans encouraged to nominate youth heroes

Alaska Communications is announcing the kickoff of its annual Summer of Heroes program in partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs.

Pioneers of Alaska honors their own

Pioneers of Alaska will be honoring two people to be the king and queen. The 2015 king and queen will be Dan and Lorinda Kassnerwill. The 2014 king and queen were Bruce and Harriet Botelho, who will assist with the crowning ceremony.

Wetlands clean-up a community effort

On a beautiful Saturday, April 25, over 70 community volunteers removed about 2,800 pounds of trash, debris, and recyclables from the Mendenhall Wetlands State Refuge at Sunny Point and the Auk Nu Cove at Auke Bay.

Mother duck, brood waddle in school on trek to home

BILLINGS, Mont. - A mother duck and her brood got a brief tour of a Montana middle school as teachers and students herded them from their courtyard nest to a nearby creek.

Museum show takes on art and early TV

NEW YORK - From Salvador Dali's turn on "What's My Line?" to a dreamy, cherry-topped ice cream sundae thought up by Andy Warhol for a restaurant commercial, modern art indelibly influenced early television.

On Mother's Day, let mom have scrambled eggs her way

As a mom, I know there's no better gift on Mother's Day than being served breakfast in bed, complete with the Sunday paper.

Recent births at Bartlett Regional Hospital

• A daughter, Frances Lee Margaret Higgins, weighing 7 lbs 2 oz., was born to Kate and Kevin Higgins on April 21, 2015. • A daughter, Delilah Marie Patrick, weighing 6 lbs 5 oz., was born to Rachel Weaver and Aaron Partick on April 22,...

Senior menu for May 3- May 8

Monday, May 4 New England Clam Chowder Cheese & Tomato Sandwich Romaine Salad Tuesday, May 5 Roast Pork Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Steamed...


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