No bridge to Gravina
Having been a resident of Ketchikan for 45 years or so, I have been fighting against the bridge for the last 25 years.

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

Post office set for holiday surge
After mailing a Christmas gift Friday, Mendenhall Valley resident Bruce Bowler said he was trying to do things right this year.

Deadlines for military delivery
People sending packages to family members serving in the military should get them out by Dec. 10 by priority mail to most military addresses, according to the U.S. Postal Service.

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

Charities looking to enroll, use volunteers
As shoppers crowd stores for bargain prices in the opening weekend of the holiday shopping season, local charities are hoping the community will share the Christmas cheer with the less fortunate.

Christmas lights
Brian Oldfield and his daughter, Theodora, 3, admire the lights during the Fifth Annual Douglas Community Tree Lighting on Friday next to the Douglas Community United Methodist Church.

Annabelle Mansfield
Juneau resident Annabelle Lee Mansfield (Poe), 77, died from lung cancer on Nov. 23, 2005, in Juneau.

Joseph Weaver
Juneau resident Joseph Lewis Weaver, 76, died Nov. 23, 2005, in Juneau.

Empire Editorial: Boarding schools not sole solution for rural schools
Fighting back tears while waving goodbye to their parents on a Bush runway is no longer an annual ritual for rural Native children, once forced to leave their families and hometowns for a formal education.

Wild turkey day, Juneau-style
Relaxing on Thanksgiving Day takes extra planning and execution when you're going over the muskeg and through the woods to a U.S. Forest Service cabin.

Subsistence halibut fishing is a serious chore
Juneau resident Harold Martin was the first in Alaska to obtain a federal certificate for subsistence halibut fishing.

Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Photos: Into the boards
Dane Harmalert pushes Nolan Ainsworth into the boards during the JDHS hockey team practice on Saturday morning.

Racking up points
Of the 12 individual and relay titles up for grabs at the Alaska State High School Swimming and Diving Championship, the Crimson Bears qualified for the finals in each one.

Juneau's girls deliver a season of perfection
It didn't take long for swimming and diving aficionados to realize that something special was happening with the Juneau-Douglas High School girls' team.

Local rivals take to the ice in charity contest
While it may not rank among sports' all-time rivalries like the Celtics and Lakers in the 1980s, Juneau does have a heated competition of its own.

The Juneau-Douglas High School girls' swimming and diving team qualified 13 athletes to the Alaska State Swimming and Diving Championships in Anchorage. The Crimson Bears also sent all three relay teams to compete for state titles.

Record-breaking Bears
The Juneau-Douglas girls' swimming and diving team set seven new school records this season.

The Iron Women of Juneau
There was every reason in the world for the Juneau-Douglas High School girls' swimming and diving team to feel the pressure of the state championship meet on Nov. 4-5 in Anchorage.

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.

Juneau Billiard Association standings
Juneau Billiard Association Week 6 Standings

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Skeleton of 'mini-whale' goes on display in Kodiak
A Dall's porpoise carcass shipped to Kodiak in a surplus casket and allowed to decompose has been resurrected as a nature display and installed at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park.

Permafund hits new high
The Alaska Permanent Fund has hit a new threshold of $32 billion dollars.

Two Interior bases to see housing boost
Interior Alaska's two major military bases will gain a few hundred family apartments through a spending bill recently approved by Congress.

Akiak erosion measured in skulls
Where an old graveyard once stood, coffins now jut from Akiak's eroded riverbank along the Kuskokwim River in southwest Alaska.

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