Book explores oil industry's impact on Alaska
No one can argue that the phenomenon that some people call "the oil bidness" has had an enormous effect on the history of Alaska - at least as big an effect as the coming of the Russians.

Adventures with dinosaurs, turtles await young audiences
Picture books for young readers to kick off the summer!

Don't spray in Southeast
Recently, there has been a mysterious epidemic involving black billed chickadees in Anchorage and Ontario, Canada.

Go cold turkey on Rush
As my father before me, and his father before him, I served with pride in America's armed forces.

Fire crews respond to smoke at Capitol
Even essential state business had to take a break Friday morning.

Board to look at new school, Drake rebuild
The Juneau School Board has been asked to look at the feasibility of building a scaled-down high school at Dimond Park and at renovating and expanding the Marie Drake building next to Juneau-Douglas High School.

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

City wants DeHarts Marina for Statter Harbor expansion
The commercial fishing and tour boat industries could benefit economically if the city buys DeHarts Marina and upgrades Statter Harbor at Auke Bay, city and industry sources say.

Special election showed it was cost vs. need
Opponents of the Dimond Park high school were most concerned about cost, and supporters wanted to alleviate overcrowding at Juneau-Douglas High School, according to a recent poll of voters about the May 25 special election.

Police & Fire
Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reports

Can recycling save city from its garbage?
Juneau residents should start thinking about how to deal with the 30,000 tons of garbage they generate every year.

Mary Lou Ralston
Juneau resident Mary Lou Ralston, 74, died June 7, 2004, at home of natural causes.

Margaret Jane McClung
Longtime Juneau resident Margaret Jane McClung, 75, died April 22, 2004.

Homeland Security money should go only for security
Congress has found a new way to serve up pork and Alaska officials are ready to gobble it up.

Jazz and Classics reverberates
A few random thoughts for a summer Sunday morning: Two weeks after the final show for this year's Juneau Jazz and Classics (the 19th season) I'm still in awe of the quality of musicians and performances I saw over the course of nine days and nights.

Ketchikan Shipyard's decade of success
Repairing the state ferry LeConte is the fourth emergency to which Ketchikan Shipyard has responded this year, the 20th in 10 years of operation.

Toe cartoon
Cartoon by local artist Toe

Snagging - it ain't pretty, but it works
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him to snag and you can fill his freezer full of salmon for the winter.

Upcoming outdoors events in Juneau.

Fish report
Juneau area marine boat anglers experienced about average king salmon fishing the week ending June 5, with a majority of the king salmon being harvested from the Auke Bay/Fritz Cove area and around Point Bishop.

On the hook
Show us your big fish.

Alpine flowers blossom on Juneau's mountain ridges
If you have hiked up Blackerby or another ridge this spring, or taken the tram to tree line, you have seen the early flowers like Cooley buttercups on Gastineau Ridge or bog rosemary in a high muskeg or alpine meadow.

Juneau Freewheelers Team Time Trial
Results of the Juneau Freewheelers' 40-kilometer Team Time Trial bicycle race held Friday evening on North Douglas Highway.

Mariners shut out Expos for second straight night
The Seattle Mariners' struggling offense gave Jamie Moyer an early lead, and the 41-year-old lefty made sure three runs were more than enough.

Devil of a run
The Windfall Lake Trail Challenge Run includes some of the worst travails of hiking and running in Southeast.

Photos: Family Day at the Lake
Slippery catch.

Southeast Road Runners Windfall Lake Trail Challenge Run
Results of Saturday's Windfall Lake Trail Challenge Run, which followed a 14-mile course from the West Glacier Trailhead to the Windfall Lake Trailhead.

Sports in Juneau
Upcoming sports events in Juneau

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from across the state.

Correspondence school spending limits set by state
Students in statewide correspondence programs can no longer use state money for activities like family travel or family passes to sports and recreation facilities.

Photo: Fish fixed
A prowfish swims in a tank at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward.

More funding for EPA staff on the way for Alaska
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will dedicate more staffing and funding to help Alaska's mining and oil and gas sectors navigate the maze of government permitting, according to the agency's regional administrator.

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