Juneau and Douglas Fourth of July parade and contest winners

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 12:28

More floats registered for this year’s Juneau parade, committee director Jean Sztuk said, that organizers had to turn a few entrants away. The Douglas parade was also a success, organizers say.

Soapbox Challenge results

Sat, 07/07/2018 - 17:54

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated Santiago Hoff came in third place in the 9- and 10-year-old division. Elias Lowell placed third in the race. This article has been updated to reflect the change.

Fourth festivities draw thousands

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 07:13
A few moments on the periphery of Wednesday’s Douglas Fourth of July celebrations

Sunny weather and unblemished skies drew thousands to downtown Juneau and Douglas on Wednesday for Fourth of July festivities.

Annual hose race douses spectators, honors tradition

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 17:38
Event helps bring community, fire department together while also cooling people down

About 100 feet from where Firefighter Emily Lockie stood prior to the start of Wednesday’s annual Make & Break hose race, a memento of the race’s past hung on the wall of the Douglas Fire Hall.

Soapbox Challenge thrill for youth

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 17:14
Car designs as unique as their drivers

For 9-year-old Aaron Hull, racing in the Soapbox Challenge is by-and-large a good time.

More than a strip tease: Boylesque troupe returns to Juneau with fresh material

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 16:39
Mod Carousel debuts two pop culture themed shows on Saturday

Returning to Juneau for the ninth time, boylesque troupe Mod Carousel is bringing two new shows to Juneau this Saturday titled “Pop!”

Dog dies after suffering heat stroke in hot car

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 14:12
As temperatures rise, humane society advises dog owners to be wary of risks

A young Great Dane died of heat stroke after being left in a car Tuesday afternoon, Gastineau Humane Society Animal Control Officer and Director of Animal Control Karen Wood.

With help from aunt, Coast Guard finds missing girl near Sitka

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 12:15
Girl was found unharmed after kayak trip

A 13-year-old girl briefly went missing on Kruzof Island near Sitka on Tuesday afternoon, according to a Coast Guard release, as she paddled in the Shelikof Bay.

‘Dance the night away’: Annual pre-fireworks dance a hit for everyone

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 11:36
Friendliness, fun bring experienced dancers and newcomers together

Odette Edgar has a good reason to always enjoy the annual July 3 “Barn Dance.” She met her husband, Doug, there 15 years ago.

Juneau’s Red Cross volunteers help victims of Hawaii volcano

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 09:27
Annie Caulfield, Chip Wagoner reflect on deployment

Annie Caulfield saw tears in the old man’s eyes.

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