Patricia Anne Siller

...passed away peacefully on September 27th in Seattle after a short illness. Patty was born on April 15th 1958 in Providence, R.I. She loved cooking and reading. Patty lived and worked in St. Thomas Virgin Islands for 13 years. She and Klaus moved to Juneau...
Pure Sole: There will be snow

I predict there will be a lot of snowfall this season.I believe.Belief is a powerful thing. That, and the fact that...This climate just feels like 2009 to me.That was the year I was hired to help out with photography at the Juneau Empire...
Letter: A former page's perspective

...Juneau:It's unlikely you remember me, but I was a page for the Alaska House of Representatives...2012 with my degree in political science, I was looking for a way to experience my state...tremendous educational opportunity, for which I will always be thankful.During my time...
Coffee with Ethel: An Alaska Native leader looks back

...Ethel Lund invited me into her Douglas home, I was expecting a lesson in the Tlingit language...those things, some better than others. What I didn't expect was to fall in love.Lund...colors of the Wrangell High School Wolves."I never took too much time to think about my...
Letter: Cabin rental fee hike

I'm writing this letter in regard to the personally do not support doubling of the cabin...of cabins that are inaccessible, but the ones I really care about are the ones I can actually...
On Writing: Paragraphs

...way to learning how to write like a grownup, I learned the rules for constructing a paragraph. Here on the verge of 63 and retirement, I find that my approach to the paragraph is changing from the way I learned as a young man. As Bob Dylan says...
Letter: Save the old Gastineau Hotel

I noticed on the front page of the Nov. 11 Juneau...owners hired me as a reconstruction consultant. I engaged engineers to help design and certify...was not financially viable.With partners, I recently approached the city about restoring...
A conversation with John Straley

...the old wharf, and the coastal world around him."I was climbing down there, and I thought, this is the greatest job in the world...his award-winning crime and detective fiction."I just keep track of those as if my brain were a camera...
Celebrity captured in letters of famed

...Marilyn Monroe liked the champagne: "It arrived, I drank it, and I was gayer," she wrote to the German consulate general.Clyde Barrow had a soft spot for fast cars: "I have drove (sic) Fords exclusively when I could get away...
Alaska's high health care costs drive patients out of state

...obese, but wouldn't truly admit it.Then one day, "I looked up and saw myself in the mirror, really saw...000, she said.When she realized the expense, "I was actually thinking that I would just save that and be unhealthy," Merrill said...


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