Booker season: Dentistry, love and religion

...into two halves: the purely funny first half and the awkwardly funny second half.The first half comes with such wonderful gems as: "'Oh, for heaven's sake. No one worships a little blue leprechaun. First of all, leprechauns are not blue. Second...
JPD trains secondhand dealers on new ordinance

...went over the ordinance with the shop owners, reminding them they will be required to report purchases of precious metals and gems, gold coins and bullion, tools, firearms and electronics valued over $50. The shops must also secure these items for 30...
What's in bloom?

Corydalis solida, commonly called "Beth Evens," is on of spring's early gems. This bulbous member of the Corydalis or Fumewort genus often starts growing before the snows have melted. They are one of the...
My Turn: Alaska turns to young growth forests

...provided by the forest industry in Southeast Alaska. Likewise, many understand that the Tongass is an unparalleled natural gem that produces salmon, recreation, wildlife and other critical assets that also support jobs and economic development. The...
Five Good Reads: Steve Quinn

...the troubled career of one of the game's greatest goalies.? "The Stolen White Elephant" by Mark TwainThis Mark Twain gem - aren't they all, really? - stood tall on a shelf at The Haunted Bookshop in Sidney, British Columbia. This hilarious...
Thoughts on Richard Dauenhauer

...loving individual who never ceased to have high expectations of us as learners and teachers.-- Mary Folletti Richard was a true gem for Alaska. A powerful yet tremendously humble wordsmith, scholar, and community man. I'm honored to have had the privilege...
Pure Sole: 5-for-5 championship over Juneau. As a Sitka senior he gave the Crimson Bears their only loss on the season, pitching a 2-0 gem in the last game of the regular season. Sitka would lose the state championship to JDHS that year."We saved Staton for that...
Secondhand shops get stricter rules aimed at keeping better tabs on stolen valuables sold to secondhand stores. It requires shops to hold precious metals and gems, gold coins and bullion, tools, firearms and electronics valued over $50 for 30 days before they can be sold to customers...
Otolith jewelry: Creating beauty out of unconventional parts

...the finished product. She affixes gold nuggets and different gems to the otoliths to create unique looks."I would get rockfish...the fish they caught. They would pick out the design and the (gems) that they liked." Eventually Darnell opened her first shop...
My Turn: Tongass officials should look to the future

...some sadness, perhaps even outrage. Southeast Alaska's Alexander Archipelago rare qualities make the area one of the finest gems of our Earth. The extraction of wood, a common and cheap resource, should be done only with extreme care and attention to...


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