Writers' Weir: Fair Trade

Fair TradeBY FELICITE TONEYI traded the swamp for mountains,but never left the coastI left the shrill cry of the cityfor the quiet hum of colored night skies, swimming in an ocean of starsI swapped sun soaked daysfor fewer shadowsand more coatsI gave up late nights of smoke and talkfor the suspense of early mornings, and mountains in bloom I switched crawfish for salmon,the pink flesh of supperI traded Louisiana beer for Alaskan Amber
Today in Sports History for Nov. 17

...record with his eighth straight victory behind another blistering drive that gave the field no chance to catch him.2014 - Amber Orrange makes a go-ahead jumper with 1:38 left in overtime and the tying 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining in regulation...
Alaska woman accused of stealing patrol car holding husband

...charges.Troopers acting on a tip found Amber Watford, 28, of Big Lake, and Joshua...officer was distracted, troopers said, Amber Watford got behind the wheel of the patrol...Watford remained jailed Friday morning. Amber Watford's bail was set at $20,000...
Singletary's glass house posts installed in Soboleff Building

...the left stands an Eagle warrior, made of a single piece of amber colored glass, and on the right stands a Raven, rendered...screen shows a stylized Northwest Coast design and is made of amber and black sandblasted glass, the same colors as the house posts...
Juneau, Ketchikan square off in gymnastics

...Gauthier, SAGA / 8.1 / 8.6 / 7.6 / 8.1 / 32.4 / 3 Arionna Dowhitt, KGC / 8.2 / 7.5 / 7.7 / 8.1 / 31.5 / 4 Amber Merfeld, KGC / 7.7 / 6.1 / 8.1 / 8.3 / 30.2 / 5Kari Klinger, KGC / 7.8 / 7.1 / 8.2 / 6.7 / 29.8 / 6 Compulsory...
September First Friday Art Walk

...Franklin St.Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.The Alaskan Brewing Co. will be serving three types of beer: Pumpkin Ale, White and Amber. Culinary artist Chef StefJuneau Artists Gallery175 S. Franklin St.Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.Culinary artist Chef Stef...
Thanks, Juneau, for 'Beat the Odds' support

...volunteers before, during and after the day of event. We thank those special folks from Elgee Rehfeld Mertz (April Conway, Amber LeBlanc, Karen Tarver, Theresa Harris, Shurisa Steed and Sara Ealy) who flawlessly handled the flurry of registration...
Man with nothing gives a piece back

...Bartlett five days longer than I had lived in my apartment."Wheaton said the nurse who cared for him during his extended stay, Amber Long, RN, was a comfort during a time he called the scariest moment of his life, the moment he thought could be his last...
'AMBER' an important new face on Facebook

Amber wants you to add her as a friend on your Facebook site. This Amber, however, is America's Missing Broadcast Emergency Response. "The AMBER Alert system is part of the Department of Public Safety," Juneau Police Chief Greg Browning...
Troopers: Alaskans can get Amber alerts by email, text

Friday marked the official National AMBER Alert Awareness Day, and Alaska State Troopers...can sign up anytime to receive notification of Amber alerts via cell phone or email.The national AMBER Alert Program is an early warning bulletin system...


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