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Luck did not bless the steamer ‘Townsend’

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:46am
Shipwrecks of freight and passenger vessels were more frequent in the “olden days” in Alaska. These days, the tour boats and Alaska Marine Highway ferries have all the modern navigational aids.

A Saturday worth having ... on a Wednesday

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:37am
Summer time in Alaska can be really confusing.

MLW: Trickster Company

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:33am
A few years ago, Rico Worl sat in his grandmother's garage, hand-painting his skateboard with formline design.

Southeast Communities Calendar

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:43pm
CRAIG Wednesday, July 9 Japanese Dance Traditions, 10-11:30 a.m., Craig Public Library, 3rd Street. Club 3D, 3-5 p.m., Craig Public Library. Join the weekly lesson in 3-D printing, computer-aided design and more! Thursday, July 10 Kids' Movie at the Library, 2-4 p.m., Craig Public Library. Teen Movie Night, 6-9 p.m., Craig Rec Center.

Do you have a favorite quote? What is it and why?

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:36pm
"'If you can dream it, you can do it.' It's from the Imagineers (a school team.) A student of mine named Meghan created it."

Poem: Thunderbird Child

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:16pm
The Great land smiled and brought forth a Child

Knitted artwork decorating Sitka vandalized

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:11pm
SITKA - Vandals have destroyed knitted decorations that were put on Sitka public signposts by a local woman in a personal beautification project.

The mystery of 53 dead caribou in the Alaska Range

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:11pm
Forty-two years ago, an Army helicopter pilot flying over a tundra plateau saw a group of caribou. Thinking something looked weird, he circled for a closer look. The animals, dozens of them, were dead.

Juneau Calendar

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:11pm
Wednesday, July 9

Sharing their world travels

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:11pm
Barry and Corinne Smedley will present a slideshow and talk on their recent travels at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 13 at the Skagway Public Library.

Herring return to Auke Bay

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:11pm
At the end of June, herring returned to Auke Bay to spawn in significant numbers for the first time in more than 20 years - and though the ultimate success of the eggs remains to be seen, it's a promising sign for those working to increase herring's abundance in Lynn Canal and Southeast Alaska.

Soapbox Challenge terrifying, thrilling

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:11pm
Each year on July 4, Juneau and Douglas kids hurtle down Saint Anne's Avenue in cars (perhaps) of their own making. Some speed straight down the course in less than 15 seconds. Some take the paths less traveled, bouncing between the tires that line the route. Some look so serious their faces could belong behind Nascar steering wheels. Some look terrified. Regardless, for most that participate, the Soapbox Challenge becomes a tradition.


Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:57pm
What: Stikine-LeConte Wilderness, Wrangell Ranger District, Tongass National Forest.

A Day in the Life of: Daku'dane John Perkins

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:57pm
John Perkins starts his daily journeys up Mount Roberts with a few lessons in basic Tlingit.

One hundred years of Gustavus (Strawberry Point)

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:56pm
On a June day one hundred years ago, three honeymooning couples arrived on the shores of the Salmon River in Gustavus, then known as Strawberry Point. They put up tents and got to work building a four-room cabin - one room for each couple, and one for everyone together.

Family rescues lost dog from chute in Glory Hole

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:56pm
Editor's note: This story was originally published on Tuesday, July 9, 2002. This Fourth of July, please make sure dogs are in a safe, secure location with plenty of water and food, as well as a comfy place to rest.

Cooking with the good stuff

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:56pm
My family was not affluent or wealthy by any means. My father was a sergeant first class in the army and my mom worked occasionally until my brothers and I were teenagers and then she worked full-time and eventually started her own insurance agency.

Southeast Alaska students make honor roll at OSU

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:56pm
CORVALLIS - Names of students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll Spring term have been announced by Oregon State University. A total of 883 students earned a 4.0 grade point average. Another 3,305 earned a 3.5 grade point average or better to make the listing. To be on the Honor Roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.

If you were a place, what place would you be?

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:56pm
"Arizona, because it's warm, sunny and pretty."

Fourth of July schedule of events for Elfin Cove

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:56pm
Residents and visitors to Elfin Cove are invited to attend the 2014 Fourth of July events kicking off at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 4.


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