K9 receives bulletproof vest in honor of slain trooper

...Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. A special tag on the vest reads "In memory of Sgt. Scott Johnson."The 4-year-old Czech Shepherd was named after Johnson, who was shot and killed in Tanana in 2014 along with trooper Gabe Rich. Troopers say the man's...
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church thanks the community

A huge thanks to all who made the Bike Rodeo at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church a success. During the first week of the summer lunch program, an average of 23 youth biked daily...
Dog lost in Yellowstone Park found 42 days later

...wildlife, including bears and wolves. But for six weeks, one animal that roamed the park didn't belong.An Australian shepherd named Jade was found in the Canyon area Friday, 42 days after she went missing."She's skin and bones, but otherwise...
Nation and World
Living & Growing: Don't use my toothbrush

...are.I do know I'm not sharing my toothbrush, everything else is a wrestling match trying to stay faithful to the call to love and healthy boundaries.? Tari Stage-Harvey is the pastor of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.
Fall Arts Preview: Season of beginnings

...Opera: "Amahl and the Night Visitors," Dec. 11-13 and 18-20. This popular opera tells the story of how a young shepherd boy's life changes forever when he sees an amazing star "as big as a window." This production will be directed by Francis...
Obama supports expanded icebreaker fleet

...put, having more icebreakers greatly expands nations' ability to operate in Arctic waters. Icebreakers are necessary to shepherd deliveries of fuel and other shipments through frozen waters, as well as provide capacity for rescuing icebound ships. As...
Anchorage assembly member fined for unleashed dog attack

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage Assembly member was fined Friday after his unleashed German shepherd killed an elderly dog.Tim Steele was fined $75 after his dog, 8-year-old Bristol, attacked the diabetic Lhasa apso that...
Death Notice: Terry "The Hobbit" Shepherd

Terry 'The Hobbit' ShepherdTerry "The Hobbit" Shepherd passed away Jan. 20, 2015. He was 79. He was born in 1936 in Hoonah. Terry passed away peacefully, surrounded by his five...
Death Notices
Living & Growing: Knowing when to hold 'em and fold 'em

...unknown.So, I'm going to Detroit with eight youth from Shepherd of the Valley to the Lutheran National Youth Gathering to join...holding a great hand. ? Tari Stage-Harvey is the pastor of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. She blogs at www.fritteraway...
My Turn: 'Amazing Grace' from S.C. to Alaska

...great cloud of witnesses throughout this nation, holding and loving you in our hearts," said Pastor Tari Stage-Harvey from Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Juneau. And this from Drs. Tommy and LaTonyea Leonard from New Season Christian Center in...


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