JDHS senior receives the Bill Ruddy Memorial Scholarship

...President from 1994 to 1995. Rudy achieved numerous successes in his life. Not only did he graduate from Yale University in 1959 and Yale Law School in 1962, he also served in the U.S. Army in its intelligence branch, spent a summer working for...
My Turn: Alaska saves pennies by axing values

...the system is expensive to operate, but Egan's right. In 1959, the people of Alaska voted to establish a state-owned...and passenger fares would cover the cost of operations. In 1959, the Matsu Valley population was less than 3,000. They...
Juneau's future, seen in sepia

Juneau's triumphs since Alaska gained statehood in 1959 are found in baby steps instead of giant bounds. The first recorded economic development plan still in city archives dates back...
Today in history for Tuesday, Mar. 10

...also known as "Axis Sally," was convicted in Washington D.C., of treason. (She served 12 years in prison.)In 1959, the Tennessee Williams play "Sweet Bird of Youth," starring Paul Newman and Geraldine Page, opened at Broadway's...
My Turn: The folly of Chenault's federal land grab

...and Chugach National Forests were already 50 years old. All but nine of the other 152 national forests existed before in 1959. Six were formed when Congress actually purchased private land under the authority of the 1911 Weeks Act. So it's quite...
Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 10

...Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman" opened at Broadway's Morosco Theater with Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman.In 1959, a major tornado tore through the St. Louis area, killing 21 people and causing heavy damage.In 1962, the Soviet...
The puck drops here

...since 1983; Anchorage High School played an alumni team in 1958 and high school hockey was recognized as a varsity sport in 1959 with AHS playing men's teams Fort Richardson, Army National Guard, and a city team (Hohn Plumbers). In 1960 AHS...
Today in history for Tuesday, Feb. 17

...little initial resistance from Imperial Japanese troops. (The Americans secured the atoll less than a week later.)In 1959, the United States launched Vanguard 2, a satellite which carried meteorological equipment.In 1965, comedian Joan...
My Turn: No more

Like many Alaskans, I remember the excitement in the air when Alaska became the 49th state of the Union in 1959. We had achieved our long-held dream of self-governance. Since that time, we have worked to become increasingly self-reliant...
Remembering Pat Roppel

Patricia Ann Roppel arrived in Ketchikan as a newlywed home economics teacher in 1959, the same year Alaska became a state - and she was quickly captivated by its history. Canneries, fishing, old mill sites...


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