Letter to the Editor: Setting the record straight on being homeless

...the people writing about folks never had to live in shelters or on the streets. I'd just like to set a few things straight here.First of all, I and most of the shelter people don't drink or do drugs. Only a small fraction are chronic inebriates or...
On the Trails: Owl encounters

...I've never been involved in research on owls. Nevertheless, there have been a few amusing encounters with them. Here are three:When I first came to Juneau, more than 25 years ago, I happened to be out somewhere near Herbert River, and I...
Family of cut-ups

...joined him."There was a guy when we were younger who worked here for maybe like a couple of months, or one month, and he cut...said. "It's also very diverse. We have all walks of life here, and sometimes a few dogs. My dad doesn't like that."The...
Building a legacy of remembrance

...ashes."That's our goal," Dick said. "Just to keep his memory alive ... He was a shooting star.""He sure blazed when he was here," Candy added.? Contact reporter Mary Catharine Martin at
Off the Beaten Path: To extinction and back, the shaggy saga of the muskox

...with two companions, I floated around a bend. On the red and yellowed willowy hillside was a herd of muskox."Let's camp here," a buddy suggested. We stashed boats and gear and pushed through the brush, hollering out to warn any potential grizzlies...
Budget proposal could ground some aircraft

...there also isn't much choice, given the large shortfall.House subcommittees have been closing out their work this week. Here are some other highlights:? On Tuesday evening, the subcommittee handling the University of Alaska system budget proposed...
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Man arrested for two burglaries is suspected of seven more

...District Attorney Angie Kemp said, referencing the other burglaries. "Hopefully, it will be done soon enough to add that here in short order."Tullis was one of two men seen by video surveillance at a downtown drive-through coffee stand when it was...
Juneau sandlot player 'mining' baseballs in the valley

...It is nice to have a connection with one of my players down here," Greely said. "I love giving opportunities to Alaska guys...said. "A lot of them will have the same frame as kids down here, they have just had way less repetitions and game experience...
Lack of snow, warm weather plague Iditarod plans today," Iditarod Chief Executive Officer Stan Hooley said. "I don't want to divert too much attention from Plan A here, but I also don't want us to be naive about what's happening out there."Fairbanks organizer Howie Thies is confident...
Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...was proud of the work the subcommittee did."There are no sacred suitcases," she said. "I think we did a pretty good job here."Ortiz's community of Ketchikan is home to AMHS headquarters. He said after the meeting that he thinks the cuts to the...
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