Michael James Milnes

...graduated from Juneau Douglas High School in 1966. Always up for an adventure, he left Alaska after graduation. Along the way he attended Everett Junior College and worked for a variety of companies until his fascination for combustion led him...
A brighter future with the arts

Everyone has a story to tell, and sometimes a paintbrush, a pirouette or a grand piano does the job when words fail.
Biking, hiking Kennecott's abandoned mines

FAIRBANKS - Tires flung mud in our eyes and rain soaked every layer of clothing. The descent made our brake rotors too hot to touch, the metal sizzling in the wet conditions.
A new ungulate in town?

Unlike other parts of Alaska, it's not every day a moose is spotted near Juneau. But when it is, and photos make their way to social media, there's bound to be a flurry of activity, comments and curiosity.
The second strangest story ever told

...see us."You can follow this road a good four or five more miles," he said. "There's some moose hunting camps along the way.""Are you guys barging ore out of here to be processed elsewhere?" I asked."Nah. All the gravel for roads...
Living & Growing: Seeking the 'perfect church'

...several churches and I still haven't found one yet! Oh, that doesn't mean I haven't found some good churches along the way. In fact, I am in a good church right now. But if you are looking for the perfect church where there are: no worries...
Juneau pleasant, but too rainy

Juneau's visitors find the view here breathtaking, but could do without the constant rain, congested parking lots and it would be nice to have more places to shop.
Juneau's first dedicated mountain bike trail underway

...flow-style" trail, meaning it's designed for a minimum of both braking and pedaling, with 34 berms at 34 turns along the way. The berms are intended to help bikers turn without skidding onto the rest of Hooter ski run, where the entire trail...
Barge brings tons of buoys, ocean debris to Seattle

...were relieved when the barge docked in Seattle after a largely uneventful journey. There were no major weather delays along the way that would have racked up costs, and the bags held up as they were hoisted by helicopter to the barge from often remote...
Seattle continues to keep core together by locking up Wagner be able to get it together and pull it off and we just have. We've done every single thing we've tried to do along the way," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said."I'm not surprised by it. I'm surprised there are so many questions. We...
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