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Letter: Abandon Juneau road alternative 2B

...into Canada and back to Skagway to enjoy the fall colors. Our five-day camping trip was relaxing and enjoyable. The ferry trip home was the perfect transition back to life in Juneau. In addition, this summer we took a pair of visitors up to Skagway...
My Turn: Vote Parnell

...ridership has declined while the number of vessels has increased. From an annual high of about 400,000 individual ferry trips 22 years ago, AMHS passenger loads are down about 25 percent to 300,000 a year.AMHS has never paid for itself...
Debbie and the dream of horses

...most formative years of training took place in Juneau, though he's currently boarded in Washington. After a few ferry trips costing more than $3,000 each with the 30-foot trailer, the Canadays spent most of 2013 in the lower 48, putting...
The cost of travel by sea

...system by shipping materials or moving vehicles to avoid paying parking fees while working multiple days on the longer ferry trips, Thayer said.He added that efforts to get workers to pay "a couple hundred bucks" for an unlimited seasonal pass...
State | Local | AK legislature

...he started his work here.One high school coach still has hers. "You learn more about your students on a 35-hour ferry trip than you do in the classroom," she said.That is connecting.I do not have any children going to Floyd Dryden or...
Crimson Bears ravage Kings 63-6 in season opener

...a chain gang, scoreboard and pregame."Sjoroos also noted the extreme difference in travel as this was the first ferry trip for the Crimson Bears in many seasons. Prior conference action required air travel."We left Thursday night for a...
Call in the 'A' team

...per policy, the kids went to school later that morning.They only missed one day of school.With two 18-hour ferry trips and two teachers on board as chaperones, the kids had plenty of time to do homework and catch up on their studies...
Realignment of athletic conference bad for small schools, Petersburg teams must travel regularly to Sitka. Getting there from Petersburg can be done by ferry or air. The ferry trip is at least 12 hours, often more, and the schedule requires that students miss three days of school. What's worse...
Alaska ferries lose nature experts to budget cuts

...going to bite them," Stuart said. "I'm afraid that the state of Alaska is going to be hurt a little more deeply than just not getting ferry revenues. I think people just might not come to Alaska if they really wanted to do a ferry trip."
Miners' Mercantile Mall touts new Saturday market

...Almost 10 years ago, Kathleen Soga chaperoned her daughter Chelsea Martin and three other fourth-grade girls on a class ferry trip to Haines, and luckily she brought a skein of yarn and hooks to keep them busy on the trip. "They each crocheted a...


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