Juneau's usual rain showers feel like a thing of the distant past, but the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Juneau is asking boaters to remember that while the weather is warm, the water isn't.
As Independence Day weekend begins, the Coast Guard 17th District urges Alaskan boaters to keep safe.
Kids Don't Float, Alaska's statewide water injury prevention program, will reach the milestone of 100,000 participants with a class on Sept. 9 at Chugiak Elementary School in the Anchorage School District.
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.
KETCHIKAN - Recreational boating accidents claimed 22 lives in Alaska during 2012, resulting in the Last Frontier having the highest fatality rate in the United States. Alaska's fatality rate of 43.
ANCHORAGE - Rear Adm. Christopher Colvin, 17th District commander, presented the Meritorious Public Service Award to the Alaska Office of Boating Safety on Feb. 14.
? Sports In Juneau information must be submitted online at http://calendar.juneauempire.com. Submissions via email, phone, fax or other will no longer be accepted. Email email@example.com for more information.Monday, Dec. 26? Holiday Cup 2011, 1-8 p.m., Dimond Park Field House. The 19th Annual Holiday Cup soccer tournament started Dec. 17 and continues through Dec. 31. Game schedule on page B2.
ANCHORAGE - Joe McCullough, boating education and training coordinator with the Alaska Office of Boating Safety, recently won the National Boating Safety Educator of the Year award.
ANCHORAGE - Teens are helping shape a safer boating culture in Alaska through their leadership in the Kids Don't Float Peer Educator Program.
KENAI - The state is stocking popular boat ramps on the Kenai River with adult life jackets to try to save the lives of men who typically eschew the safety measure.
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