Summer is in full swing in Juneau and The Captain and I are working seven days a week running our tour companies. There are no complaints, we love what we do and are so thankful to have the opportunities to own our own businesses. We are equally thankful for our great teams that help us succeed.
The Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program will begin accepting applications from Alaska artists and writers interested in two-month residencies in the Lower 48 on July 1. The deadline is August 15.
They're interested in paths as varied as library sciences, the United States Marine Corps, anthropology and wildlife rehabilitation, but all 12 rural students hoped to gain something from a pilot program hosted at the University of Alaska Southeast this summer.
In movies, therapists encourage their patients to release their emotions. You know, talk things out. I've never been to a therapist, but I have released a lot through writing columns. I probably talk or mention Dad more than anything next to fishing.
The summer I turned 25, I returned to the United States from two years working in Japan, was going through a quarter-life crisis, and decided, for no real reason, to move to San Francisco and write a book.
"The Haines Fair. It's just usually really fun - I love the retro activities like the lumberjack stuff, that fake movie town, the rides, and the animals. It's a good old-fashioned fair you can take your kids to and have a good time."
Juneau Dance Theatre, formerly Juneau Dance Unlimited, will host a performance featuring Boston-based modern dance company Weber Dance on Friday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at the Thunder Mountain High School Auditorium. The performance comes at the end of the company's residency in Juneau, and will feature performances by local dancers. This is the eighth year the company has worked with Juneau Dance.
The Mendenhall Glacier seems to be retreating at a pretty fast rate. As a child growing up in Juneau in the late 1980-90s, we hiked the East Glacier Trail, and had a magnificent view of the Mendenhall from above Nugget Falls. Here we are in 2015, and from the same spot you can just see a tiny bit of ice from the same viewpoint. It really got me thinking, what else is there to see on the East Glacier Trail? Over the last two years I left the trail and went about exploring the area with my friends from "Juneau's Hidden History" (a Facebook hiking group).
The Juneau School District has concluded our investigation into allegations that on or about May 30-31 of this year a group of incoming senior boys hazed/initiated a group of incoming freshmen boys by paddling them multiple times.
These events were first brought to our attention in early June. At that time the district began an initial investigation, which, due to an active police investigation and summer vacation, was put on hold. When we were informed that the police had concluded their investigation we resumed our efforts.