Author Morse writes about the Gold Rush from a new angle
Many readers who have sought out books about the Klondike Gold Rush have ended their search at Jack London's "The Call of the Wild," or a combination of Jack London and Pierre Berton.

Teenagers face a variety of adventures in the library's newest chapter books
Here are some pre-summer goodies for chapter book readers!

Prepare for inevitable population growth
As usual with controversial issues, it is difficult to follow the numbers: One group says the present high school is overcrowded; the other group says there is room to spare.

No room to grow at Juneau-Douglas High
I was dismayed to learn that there are people in Juneau who pretend that the proposed high school is a new idea.

Was cruise a waste?
I understand that our legislators were given a catered cruise on the new ferry Fairweather?

A vision of peace
I have a vision that someday there will no longer be Democrats or Republicans.

Vote 'no' and save
Taxpayers, wake up.

Smaller schools help at-risk students
As a lifelong Juneauite and payer or property taxes, mother, grandmother and former School Board member, I want to weigh in on the special election on Tuesday.

Build the school now
I am voting "no" on the next school ballot because I want a new high school.

School is too crowded
Our high school is already terribly overcrowded.

No plan for better schools
I'm still sitting on the fence on the new school question.

Build school to reduce the large dropout rate
Discussions about whether the current high school is large enough to adequately educate Juneau's high school students have left out an important group of Juneau teen-agers.

Equal laws for men
Joshua Carter's letter, titled "Benefit of doubt," stated that he disagrees with the notion that it "is a woman's choice. It takes two to tango. The fact that a lot of immature men leave the women they impregnate should not be a factor."

New high school means more crowded classes
As the father of five Juneau-Douglas High School graduates, and a retired teacher, I have always been very "pro-education" - and I still am. That is why I am now very much a "yes" vote in Tuesday's important referendum.

Shame on hurried drivers
I am saddened that on Tuesday, May 18, between 5 and 5:45 p.m., my daughter and her friend were trying to cross the street at Old Glacier Highway and the turn to Costco, and no vehicles yielded to the traffic light or the crosswalk light for the children to cross.

Two schools would offer options
We'll vote "no" on the initiative that would delay construction of a new high school, and urge others to vote "no."

French lessons worthwhile
I would like to take this opportunity to say how much I enjoyed Carol Prentice's weekly "French Lessons" ( Wednesday's Neighbors section) over the past 12 weeks.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Photo: Smoke, no fire
An oil leak in the engine room created smoke but no fire on the Keet, an 80-foot catamaran used by Auk Nu Tours, on Friday evening, the Coast Guard reported.

Students' opinions about new high school echo adults'
Students at Juneau-Douglas High School are split over whether Juneau should build a second high school, recent interviews show.

Photo: Rain forest? Fuhgedaboutit!
From left, Cheryl Shorty, 11, Haunani Liborio, 14, and Haunani's sister, Lehua, 10, swim at Twin Lakes on Sunday. April's streak of unusually good weather comes to an end with rain predicted for the coming week.

Parents concerned about new regs for kids with disabilities
Juneau parents of children with disabilities are concerned about new state regulations that reduce respite care and require providers to have licenses.

Photo: Son-bathing
Doug R. Chilton plays with his 5-month-old son, Dylan, while enjoying the summer weather Sunday at Twin Lakes.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Tuesday decides fate of proposed high school
Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether a high school should be built at Dimond Park in the Mendenhall Valley.

Photo: Mining days
This photo, taken in 1942, shows the inside of a tunnel at Level 4 in the Alaska-Juneau Mine.

Tonight, Beethoven's final quartet
Complicated and nearly 50 minutes long, Beethoven's final work, the "String Quartet Op. 130 in B flat Major," is not often heard at music festivals.

Photo: Made in the shaide?
Katie Stromme, 14, left, and Lucy Squibb, 13, enjoy some of their homemade lemonade - or "lemonaide," as their sign advertises - Saturday morning in the Bonnie Brae subdivision.

Due to a reporter's error, a boat in a photo on Page A10 in Friday's Empire was misidentified as a boat where James Harmon had been living in Tenakee Springs last year.

Police & Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported:

Former boxer 'kept to himself'
Local boxing fans may remember James Harmon as a heavyweight who made an impressive debut at the end of 2001.

Police & Fire
Reports from the Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers.

DA: Accused talked about killing Wigen
brian wallace / juneau empire

Leonard Milton McNees
Former Juneau resident Leonard "Mac" Milton McNees, 79, died May 11, 2004, at his home in St. George, Utah.

Think of the future and vote 'no'
W hat a vigorous and thoughtful discussion Juneau is having about the new high school. I

My Turn: Protesters also served honorably
Election-year politics, or rather, election-year mudslinging seems bent on deriding anew those Americans who, in the late 1960s and early 70s, protested the war in Vietnam.

A 'yes' vote would allow the city to correct flaws
One of the hardest things in life is to admit you've made a mistake. As a community, that kind of admission becomes even tougher.

Cartoon by local artist Toe
Cartoon by local artist Toe

Working Overtime
Droves of anglers are putting in the equivalent of a full work week in rod hours this month as they search for the king to take the crown.

Fish report
Fishing report from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Out & About
Upcoming outdoors events in Juneau.

Southeast woodpeckers drum for mates
Courtesy of John Hyde

Sitka's Chong wins state triple-jump crown
Until two weeks ago, Sitka sophomore Dianne Chong had never competed in the triple jump.

Juneau Freewheelers' 40K Individual Time Trial
Results from the Juneau Freewheelers cycling club's 40-kilometer individual time trial held Saturday along the North Douglas Highway from the Douglas Bridge to beyond False Outer Point and back.

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Southeast Road Runners Treadwell Ditch Run
Results from the Southeast Road Runners club's Treadwell Ditch Run held Saturday along the trails in Douglas.

Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Spring King Salmon Derby Standings

Tristan goes the distance for state title
Because he ran the smart race, Juneau-Douglas High School junior Tristan Knutson-Lombardo is a state champion.

Juneau shuts out Sitka for weekend

Juneau junior varsity goes 4-0 against Sitka
In last week's junior varsity baseball action, Juneau swept four games from Sitka, winning 12-1 and 7-4 on Thursday, 5-3 on Friday and 6-3 on Saturday.

Spring King Salmon Derby Standings
Here are the standings in the Eighth Annual Spring King Salmon Derby, as reported at 12:33 p.m. on Sunday, May 23.

Turning it around
Playing four baseball games in two days can lead to cuts, bruises, aches and pains.

Juneau goes 3-1 in Sitka series
The Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team took three out of four games from Sitka on Friday and Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Juneau girls claim first state soccer crown
It was a groundbreaking state soccer tournament for the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team.

Juneau boys fall to Service in title game
When the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team opened the season in March, the Crimson Bears had no idea how far they could go.

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming sports events in Juneau.

Sports Briefs
Sports snippets from around Juneau.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from across the state.

This Day in History
In Alaska; In the Nation; In the World.

This Day in History
Today's history in Alaska, the nation, and the world.

Army's pilotless planes making presence felt in Alaska
Tipping the scales at 350 pounds, the Army Shadow 200 is slightly lighter than beefy Chicago Bears' offensive lineman Aaron Gibson. That's pretty small for an airplane.

State signs ferry headquarters lease
The state has signed a lease with the Ketchikan Gateway Borough to move administrative offices of the Alaska Marine Highway System from Juneau to Ketchikan this September.

Dentist divides time between Manhattan, Hoonah
Stan Oldak, a pediatric dentist with a private practice in Manhattan, has treated kids in Southeast Alaska several times a year for the last three years.

GOP committee, governor take a stand for Ruedrich
The state Republican Party Central Committee is backing party chairman Randy Ruedrich, despite questions about whether he violated state ethics laws.

Alaska Digest
News briefs from around the state

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