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My Turn: Why historic preservation matters

There is always a bit of awe when I make a left on Egan Drive and begin the crawl up Main Street toward the building I work in, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.
Honoring artistic Alaskans

Later this month the Capital City will host an exciting event that honors Alaskans who have made significant contributions to artistic and cultural life on the Last Frontier.
Painting the town

...organize the project.Pechuzal was commissioned by the city of Seward in 2009 to create a mural for Alaska's 50th anniversary of statehood. Since then she has traveled to rural Alaskan towns organizing community murals under the Alaska State Council...
Jurors review capitol designers

Nine architectural jurors are in Juneau poring over portfolios to choose among the applicants to design a new capitol for Alaska.
Alaska Digest

Samaritans rescue man from burning van; Teens in car accident on Thane Road; Committee to organize anniversary events; Couple arrested in bank robberies; Red-light runner hits Anchorage police car
Neighbors Digest

Hospice celebrates hospice, palliative care month; Gastineau Elementary School holds Healthy Futures Family Nights; Juneau plans for 50th anniversary statehood celebration; Coffee & Collections Series continues with U.S. Bureau of Mines;
Add dome to Capitol

A fitting project to commemorate the 50th anniversary of statehood would be to add a dome-like structure or sculpture to the top of our Capitol building - something in keeping with the character...
Local artists invited to make a splash with public art project

A dozen new public art pieces will soon be springing up around Juneau - and local artists have been invited to help design them.
Around Town

...30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325. 50th Anniversary of Statehood event planning volunteer meeting, 7 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: Kathy, 723-3621 or...
Alaska editorial: Spirit of Statehood

...statewide contest to come up with a design that would capture the spirit of the 49th state. 2009 is Alaska's 50th anniversary of statehood. Hannah Hamberg's design featured a musher and sled dog, state ferry, Native Alaskan canoe, bear and...


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