Sunday, July 11, 2010

El Sombrero burglarized
One of Juneau's popular downtown restaurants was burglarized early Friday morning.

Police apprehend criminal on the lam
Thirty-year-old Rorie Miller's attempts to run from the law came to an end Thursday morning.

Ketchikan man charged with hacksaw assault
KETCHIKAN - A 34-year-old Ketchikan man accused of attacking another man with a hacksaw has been jailed on an assault charge.

Small wildfire doused by Tenakee Springs volunteers
The Tenakee Springs Volunteer Fire Department successfully extinguished a small wildfire Friday near Freshwater Bay on Chichagof Island.

Photo: Future Iditarod competitors
Future Iditarod sled dog competitors and IditaGrow contributors Number 1 and Number 2, belonging to company representatives Joel Probst and Sarah Turner, were marketing the canine waste by-product Iditagrow compost and the IditaPoo tourist gift boxes at Saturday's Farmers Market inside the Juneau Arts & Cultural Center.

Photo: An 'udder' steal!
Adriann Rush and Cachet Garrett find a bargain at Saturday's 15th annual Community Garage Sale in Centennial Hall Convention Center. The two became fast friends through Juneau's Big Brothers Big Sisters program and according to Garrett her new younger sister Adriann "tries to talk me out of my fashion sense selections."

Photos: Kayaking in glacial waters

Police & Fire
Juneau police and fire officials reported:

Photo: Public Art Explosion
Arnie Weimer paints the beginnings of a new mural located at the corner of Second and North Franklin Streets downtown Wednesday. The Juneau artist plans to depict a "surrealist" scene on the formerly blank block wall. His final design will feature the illusion of three holes blasted in the wall, each containing a unique scene inside.

Recognitions
Daniel E. Knudsen has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Audiology (AuD) by Salus University George S. Osborne College of Audiology.

July 4th Parade Winners
Douglas Parade Winners

Won't you be my neighbor?
Do you know your neighbors? Should you know your neighbors?

Haffner, Whitely to wed
Fathom Haffner and George John Whiteley Jr. of Juneau will marry on August 21, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Juneau.

Eagle, Peters wed
Leslie Eagle and Allan Peters were married on April 17, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Thoughts on eating vegetables
Eat your vegetables! Drink your milk! Clean your plate!

Community party a huge success
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church would like to thank all who helped make the Fourth of July Community Party a huge success. We especially want to thank Thrivent Financial for Lutherans for the grant to pay for the party supplies. We also want to thank McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Costco, Safeway and SuperBear for their generosity.

Juneau Fourth of July parade celebration thanks
Not just a committee thing, but a community thing. Without parade participants, what's a parade? Without the spectators, what's the point? So, to the spectators, we applaud you!

Thanks for hosting Chicago Children's Choir
The Alaska Youth Choir (AYC) would like to extend sincere thanks to the following families for housing the Chicago Children's Choir (CCC): John and Alyson Cooper, Marc Matsil and Weld Royal, Kathee Hays, Peter Otsea and Margie Hamburger, Dan and Carol Johnson, Tom and Mila Cosgrove, Mike and Peggy Barnhill, George Partlow, Matt Smith, Jim and RuthAnn Bowman, Mark and Elaine Miller, Alexander and Kym Kotlorov, Paul and Rhonda Gardinier, Kris Pearson, Whitney Robertson, Erika Partlow and Doreen Shaw.

Thanks for making reunion possible
The Juneau-Douglas High School Class of 1990 would like to thank the following businesses for their kindness and support. Despite the rain, our alumni had a wonderful reunion and were reminded of how generous the Juneau community is. Thanks to the Imperial, T.K. Maguire's and The Prospector Hotel, TEMSCO Helicopters, Dolphin Jet Boat Tours, Mt Roberts Tramway, DIPAC, The Red Dog Saloon, Taku Smokeries, Mi Casa, The Hangar, Nail Jazz, Alaskan Brewing Co., Alaska State Museum, Heritage Coffee, Alaska Fudge Co., Safeway Starbucks, Nugget Alaskan Outfitters and Alaska Distributors.

Pets of the week
To meet these pets, visit the Gastineau Humane Society during viewing hours: 2 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 789-0260.

Widowed Persons Group offers tour
The Widowed Persons Group will tour the Glacier Gardens on Friday, July 16. The tour will begin at 11 a.m. at the Visitor Center, located at 7600 Glacier Hwy. Please invite other widows/widowers to join the group for this tour of the Gardens. For further information on this or other Widowed Persons events, contact Sue at 586-6424 or suen@gci.net or Sandy at 789-0355.

Sundays at Savikko kicks off today
The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council presents the Sundays at Savikko community concert series, which kicks off today from 4:30-6 p.m. at the new Pioneer Pavilion in Savikko Park. The series kicks off with an all-Douglas Island line-up including Ed and Maggie Schoenfeld, the Douglas Community United Methodist Church Choir directed by Laurie Clough, The Beat Bros. (Bob Banghart and Jack Fontenella) and Teri Tibbett with Alex and Haley Nelson.

UAS welcomes new deans
The University of Alaska Southeast is restructuring Student Services leadership and welcoming a new dean of education and dean of professional and technical studies.

Construction closes Airport Dike Trail
The Emergency Vehicle Access Road (EVAR), commonly referred to as the Airport Dike Trail, will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic beginning Monday morning, July 12 with an anticipated re-opening on Wednesday morning, July 14.

Holland America Line accepting grant applications
Applications are now being accepted by the Holland America Line Inc. Community Advisory Board for grants to local service and non-profit groups in Juneau.

FYI
Recent births at the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center:

Sharon Louise Winniford
Longtime Juneau resident Sharon Louise Winniford died June 23, 2010 in Anchorage after a brief battle with cancer. She was 58.

John Paul Cook
Former Juneau resident John Paul Cook died May 14, 2010, in Rathdrum, Idaho.

Plenty of reasons to build the bridge
A few weeks ago at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, a group of Juneau residents presented their vision for the Douglas Causeway, one of the most substantial improvements possible to our quality of life in Alaska's Capital City.

Outside editorial: Aging gracefully
The following editorial first appeared in the Chicago Tribune:

TOE cartoon

Sis boom bah, go Beck U.!
A scene from the near future:

Chugiak man accused of child porn possession
ANCHORAGE - Police arrested a Chugiak man accused of possessing child pornography.

Naked man arrested, says he may have been drugged
FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks man arrested after allegedly walking around the Denali area naked and threatening a man with two fire extinguishers told Alaska State Troopers he might have been drugged.

Arctic Slope Regional Corp. changes leadership
ANCHORAGE - One of Alaska's biggest Native corporations has changed top leadership.

Bear snatches pet rabbit from Anchorage yard
ANCHORAGE - A black bear snatched a pet rabbit from an Anchorage back yard and got away as the owner gave chase.

UAF receives large endowment
FAIRBANKS - The University of Alaska Fairbanks has received a large endowment to benefit nontraditional students.

Palin biography set for 9- to 12-year-olds
JUNEAU - You might call it Sarah Palin's introduction to the cubs.

Geothermal test project near King Salmon
KING SALMON - The Naknek Electric Association is drilling a well near King Salmon to test the potential for geothermal energy.

Brewery to hold Red Cross benefit
ANCHORAGE - A Talkeetna brewery is throwing an entertainment event to celebrate its first anniversary, with some of the proceeds going to the American Red Cross in Alaska.

Vandalism spree hits Fairbanks dealership
FAIRBANKS - The general manager of a Fairbanks car dealership hopes police can catch whoever is responsible for a vandalism spree.

Memorial service planned for helicopter crew
SITKA - The Coast Guard will host a memorial service Tuesday at Air Station Sitka for the crew of a helicopter that crashed off the Washington coast.

Moderate earthquake hits in southern Alaska
ANCHORAGE - A moderate earthquake has hit in southern Alaska, but there were no reports of injury or damage.

Juneau Minors take two in Craig
Juneu's Minors All-Star team swept its first two games over Ketchikan and Sitka on Friday and Saturday in Craig in convincing fashion.

LeBronzilla flattens Cleveland
The wait is finally over. LeBron James is South Beach bound.

Boozer: Teams can't fear Heat
DEERFIELD, Ill. - Carlos Boozer sees championship potential in Chicago, even without LeBron James. And he insists the Bulls aren't conceding anything.

Alaska renews objection to polar bear habitat
ANCHORAGE - Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said the federal government dramatically underestimated the potential economic impact of designating critical habitat for polar bears.

1.8M acres of drilling leases go up for bid
ANCHORAGE - The Interior Department is offering oil and gas leases on 1.8 million acres of Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve while promising to protect critical migratory bird and caribou habitat.

Vote sought on Fairbanks LNG-trucking plan
FAIRBANKS - A member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough assembly has drafted an ordinance requiring a public vote on the plan to truck liquefied natural gas from the North Slope to Fairbanks.

Bear spray saves Resurrection Trail bikers
ANCHORAGE - Tyler Nord doesn't remember the moment the grizzly pounced on him. He couldn't tell you what her breath smelled like or how soft her fur was. All he remembers is summoning the adrenaline that was coursing through his body to his legs to push her off.

Alaska Railroad take steps to reduce coal dust
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Railroad Corp. is taking steps to reduce coal dust that for years has dirtied the scenic tourist town of Seward.

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