Neighbors Digest

Staff reports

Posted: Friday, February 11, 2005

Eighth grader needs help on history report

Kolton Crane is an eighth grade student from Utah who needs help with his report on Alaska for his history class. He needs more information. Send him magazine articles, books, pictures, papers, artifacts, stickers or anything else about Alaska to 186 East 200 South, P.O. Box 220128, Centerfield, Utah 84622.

Search and rescue dog is remembered

Last week, Juneau's Search and Rescue community lost a dedicated and valued member.

Neka, a golden retriever with the Southeast Dogs Organized for Ground Search (SEADOGS), concluded her final search and found a permanent resting place on the anniversary of her 10th birthday.

Neka and her handler, Randy (Rude) Walling, assisted the Alaska State Troopers on many searches in Southeast Alaska and were credited with assisting in the recovery of several loved ones.

Neka's enthusiasm, drive and love of work and play will be missed by a grateful community and by her SEADOGS friends.

Red Cross to hold two informational meetings

Learn more about the role the Red Cross plays at home and abroad at a two-part class "Orientation to International Services." The class will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 16 at the Juneau office. This is a free service that is open to the public. Details: 463-5713.

Grants available for marine safety training

Alaska Marine Safety Education Association is offering mini-grants to help fund marine safety training projects in Alaska. The grants are available to persons who have completed AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training, or an AMSEA Educator's workshop, and who are actively teaching marine safety classes.

The purpose of these grants is to enhance safety training for high-risk groups, especially commercial fishermen and children.

Grant applications must be sent by Feb. 15. More information, proposal guidelines and grant application are available at or by calling AMSEA at 747-3287.

UAS professor gives anthropology lecture

University of Alaska Southeast Professor of Anthropology Daniel Montieth will speak as part of the Science for Alaska lecture series at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Centennial Hall. The series continues every Monday through February.

Montieth has been one of the key researchers whose discoveries have shown that caves are an integral piece of present day ecosystems and are also incredible depositories of knowledge about the past. Scientists are making new discoveries in the caves, revising modern understanding of the human history, geology and biology of Alaska.

The lectures are free and intended for all ages. For more information, contact Kevin Myers at 465-6530.

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