In the Stacks: Chapter books for older kids
Here are some chapter books for older kids at the Juneau Public Libraries.

Don't fight nature
It was an interesting article about avalanches on the mountains above us.

Photo: Countdown toward state
Lineman Justin Behrends is introduced and greeted by coaches Bill Chalmers, right, Bill Huffman, Romney Tupou, Eddie Brakes and Rich Sjoroos during a Thursday pep rally at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park for the players headed to the state playoffs.

Photo: Finally, someone cleans the glacier
Nauralist Laurie Lamm vacuums a model of the Mendenhall Glacier on display Thursday at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Assembly to hold meetings every three weeks, not two
The Juneau Assembly munched on sandwiches, reviewed priorities for next year and elected Randy Wanamaker as deputy mayor during a Thursday night retreat.

Rock slide blocks glacier trail
A large rock slide carrying monster boulders and a few spruce trees and alder bushes has blocked a well-trodden path leading to Nugget Falls, just south of Juneau's Mendenhall Glacier.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Skyrocketing oil costs put squeeze on school budgets
Homeowners are not the only ones feeling the pinch of increased fuel costs this year. The Juneau School District is looking at heating bills hundreds of thousands of dollars higher.

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

Neighbors helping Neighbors
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska.

Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Thank you
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community

Hogan, Andruss wed
Juneau residents Merritt Hogan and Peter Andruss were married Aug. 13 in Mantoloking, N.J.

Student artist in the spotlight: Kyle Savikko
Student Artist in the Spotlight is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District.

Don't make an ash out of yourself this season
As winter approaches, many folks are going to be thinking about firing up wood stoves, turning up thermostats for furnaces and finding creative ways to keep warm, especially with the increase in fuel costs.

Pumpkin carving crows
Fall harvest: Crows get a free lunch on Oct. 6 at the downtown wharf.

Photo: Girl Scouts honored
Ariel Lyon and Shea Wilcox of Girl Scout Troop 2 earned the Silver Award for researching and writing a booklet on U.S. Forest Service cabins in the Juneau area.

News about the people you know

Johnson, Wilcox to wed
Betty Jean Johnson of Kelso, Wash., and James Mac Wilcox Jr. of Juneau will be married at 1 p.m., Oct. 29, in Juneau. A wedding reception will be at the home of the groom's father.

Doug Rodgers
Former Juneau resident Doug Rodgers, 56, of Meridian, Idaho, died Oct. 16, 2005, in Meridian, after a several-year battle with cancer.

Juneau's offensive line has been rock solid all season
They've been a quiet but vital part of the Juneau-Douglas High School football team's success this season.

Bears ready for championship showdown
If Juneau-Douglas High School wants to bring home the first state football championship in school history, the team will have to fight through injuries to some of its key players.

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.

Friends and family give JDHS a championship pep rally
About 100 friends and parents joined the Juneau-Douglas High School football team, coaches, cheerleaders and band for a pep rally and sendoff on Thursday.

Crimson Bears honor seniors and play Kayhi this weekend
For four years they toiled, exercised and worked out at the Juneau-Douglas High School gym. This weekend, however, they get to celebrate.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the nation, and the world

Photo: Shipstruck whale
In this undated photo from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a biologist looks over a dead humpback whale found last week on a beach in Peril Strait.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Alaskan's song hits internat'l chord
Libby Roderick never set out to write a song heard round the world.

Alaska Air Group profits jump 22 percent
Alaska Air Group Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter profits rose 22 percent, beating Wall Street expectations, and added that it expects to be one of the few U.S. airline companies to post a full-year profit.

Murkowski: Funds to heat villages at the top of his list
Increasing funding for villages suffering from the rising costs of heating fuel and gasoline will top the governor's rural legislative agenda next session, he said.

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